The solar cell that builds itself BBC (hat tip reader Tim C)
Why Obama must take on Wall Street Financial Times
Researchers Create Subatomic Digital Switch h+ (hat tip reader Sugar Hush)
China, where is your conscience? The tragic curtain call of substitute teachers China Hush (hat tip reader Michael T)
Did Low Interest Rates or Regulatory Failures Cause the Bubble? Mark Thoma. Um, this isn’t an either-or. False dichotomy. Which Thoma thankfully addresses.
Google’s puzzling logic Robert Peston
Links on inequality and the macroeconomy Steve Waldman
Europe needs educated Roma George Soros, Guardian
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission hearings will be televised on CSPAN and live streamed at the FDIC (hat tip reader Ann)
The People vs. Cap-and-Tax Jim Hansen. Wish I had time to do a proper post on this….another example of how programs believed to have better optics (because they have been touted aggressively by interested parties) are trumping better solutions. Big clue: a stable price for carbon, which is most assuredly NOT what you will get from cap and trade, is necessary for businesses to plan and make investments. And this is not just my view; the FT had a very good editorial on this two years ago.
Questions for the Big Bankers New York Times. Your humble blogger sticks nose into Times op-ed tent. Took quite a bit of back and forth with the op-ed editor (who was very nice and patient) to convert my question into something “that Times readers would understand” (and I had run it by several readers in advance, but I clearly had not “laified” it sufficiently). I hope it looks OK relative to other questions. I’m a little afraid to look.
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