Distinguishing Climate “Deniers” From “Skeptics” David Brin (hat tip reader Tim C)
Detroit schools offer class in how to to work at Walmart Raw Story (hat tip reader John D)
How Much Does a Grecian Urn? Simon Johnson, Wall Street Journal
Worries for eurozone as Greek plight worsens Times Online
Top five health insurers posted 56 percent profit gains in 2009 Raw Story (hat tip reader John D)
Superhero Registration Act Mike Konczai
So That’s What ‘Too Big to Fail’ Means Economix (hat tip reader Don B). Some interesting charts, but the last one appears to have a lot of double counting (as in showing mutual funds and ABS issures, when mutual funds are often held by pension funds (401 (k)s) and ABS are held buy mutual funds, insurers, and banks….).
Michael Tomasky: Obama and populism Guardian (hat tip Ed Harrison)
New Economics at the NY Dean Baker
Greece’s Woes May Give Pause to Euro Zone Candidates New York Times. Not exactly news, but a good recap.
Lehman Justice Isn’t Blind, It’s Unconscious Jonathan Weil, Bloomberg. Weil takes up one of our pet themes: the near certainty of accounting fraud at Lehman, and the refusal to look into it.
Lehman liquidators challenge bank claims Financial Times
Revenge of the Wall Street Traders: The Fat Cats Strike Back Moe Tkacik, Daily Finance. In the truth is more awful than fiction category, with the eye opening part at the end.
Obama vs. Obama Michael Brenner, Huffington Post (hat tip Marshall Auerback). Today’s must read, both in and of itself, and for being, from what I can tell, the first time that HuffPo has turned openly critical of Obama.
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