Feed Pete Peterson to the Whales Alexander Cockburn, Counterpunch (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Hitler and Cloud Computing Security Gunnar and Marcus, YouTube (hat tip reader John Moore)
Two huge icebergs let loose off Antarctica’s coast Salon (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Reinflating the Bubble Ryan Chittum, Columbia Journalism Review (hat tip reader Doug S)
Rising Threat of Infections Unfazed by Antibiotics New York Times
Google taken to task over its objectivity Financial Times
“China buying IMF gold” story unfounded: author Reuters (hat tip Marshall Auerback)
China insider sees revolution brewing Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Sean)
Dollar/euro ‘money play’ follows Greek tragedy Financial Times
Is China trying to “lock up” the world’s natural resources? Theodore Moran, VoxEU
“The High Road Procurement Policy” Mark Thoma
Forget bipartisanship Obama: shoot for the moon Edward Luce, Financial Times. Today’s must read. Key paragraph:
American presidents with the greatest record of bipartisan legislative achievement, notably Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, got their way by intimidating opponents, not by splitting the difference. As Machiavelli famously observed, it is better for a prince to be feared than loved. For all his intelligence, nobody fears Mr Obama.
BTW, a really big earthquake (8.8 maginitude) hit off the coast of Chile. Australia (and presumably New Zealand) is on tsunami alert.
Antidote du jour. This is a Bronx zoo sea lion pup. Go Bronx!