Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting Inhabitat. Might be vaporware, but sounds intriguing.
The Mindless Menace of Violence Archein
New adversary in U.S. drug war: Contract killers for Mexican cartels Washington Post (hat tip reader Paul S)
Pope’s immunity could be challenged in Britain Associated Press (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
Sparen wie die Letten – was Griechenland erwartet Welt Online (hat tip reader Hans)
Life with the seedy men of the City Independent (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
Greece will default, but not this year Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times
Deflation on the prowl as Bernanke shuts down his printing press Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph.
US must not gamble on the renminbi Clive Crook, Financial Times. Crook agrees with the notion that the RMB is artificially cheap and creating distortions, but IMHO he overestimates China’s willingness to cooperate.
Both stories on the front page at Bloomberg now: Stock Bulls Increase With Share Buyback Spending Signaled by Profits Surge and Bond Buyers Seek Record Protection From Rating Downgrades: Credit Markets. Now admittedly, not all companies with public debt have public equity, but this still looks a tad divergent, no?
Reis: U.S. Office Vacancy Rate Highest Since early ’90s Calculated Risk
How Washington Abetted the Bank Job Susan P. Koniak, George M. Cohen, David A. Dana, and Thomas Ross, New York Times (hat tip reader Don B)
Lending is capital- not reserve-constrained billy blog
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