Puppy rescued from train track, frigid air; gets new home, name Birmingham News
PayPal Freezes Wikileaks.org assets Slashdot. For the life of me, I can’t fathom why anyone would have meaningful money in a PayPal account. Even if you use it for payments, why would anyone leave a meaningful balance there?
Radiation Offers New Cures, and Ways to Do Harm New York Times
Berlusconi moves to impose Internet regulation Associated Press (hat tip reader John D)
SC Lt. Gov. compares people getting gov’t help to ‘stray animals’ who ‘breed’ because they don’t know better ThinkProgress (hat tip reader John D)
What if Bernanke Isn’t Reconfirmed Matt Yglesias (hat tip reader Scott). I don’t buy this “it makes no difference” view. This sort of repudiation will have an effect. It puts the Fed on notice that unless it includes the peasants in its calculations, it will be subject to more intrusive oversight.
Red Star Over Iraq Business Week (hat tip reader Michael T)
A toy model of money, growth, and inequality Steve Waldman
White House Is Confident Bernanke Will Be Confirmed New York Times. Time to call senators, preferably their local offices. Dump Bernanke – How You Can Help! Michael Shedlock has a tally of who is for, against, and officially fence sitting with phone numbers.
Wall Street’s $26m lobbyists gear up to fight Obama banks reform Guardian. The industry is so clearly in control that it doesn’t even bother telling plausible lies. This is up there with Clinton’s “I did not have sex with that woman”:
Joseph Stiglitz: Why we have to change capitalism Telegraph
Spokeswoman Erica Hurtt said: “This was not a trading crisis and these proposals miss the mark. They won’t get to the causes of the crisis.”
After the Massachusetts Massacre Frank Rich, New York Times
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And an extra from reader Scott. I’m amazed the bird will fly wearing all that gear.