Chris Jordan on Midway Atoll and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch New York Review of Books
Joe Stiglitz on Derivatives Reform and Section 716 Mike Konczal
SP Futures Daily Chart Jesse
Doublethink billy blog
SEC Chief’s Big Bet on Goldman Wall Street Journal. A fine job of reporting.
S&P Cuts to Junk Mortgage Bonds It Rated AAA in 2009 Business Week
It’s baaack! Deus Ex Macchiato
NYT vs. NYT on the Big Fat Greek Question Columbia Journalism Review
They Have Made a Desert Paul Krugman
Obama Echoes George H.W. Bush On Oil Spill Response (VIDEO) Sam Stein, Huffington Post
Obama turns BP anger on regulators Financial Times. Contrast with Richard Kline, hoisted from comments:
And regarding the government MMS flagrantly violating established law on enviro assessment to cater slavishly to the oil industry, this, along with “Drill ’em all,” goes directly back to Barack Obama’s desk. It’s his Admin who gave _far_ more to the oil industry that the oil man he replaced. Bo Prez’s environmental cred was vanishingly thin before he ran for the Big White Palace, but we can forget about it now: he’s a corporate subsidiary, through and through. Oh he talks a little game, and will through a few ‘civil penalties’ around, easily and quitely settled after the reporters shuffle out of the chamber, so he has something to stump on in November, but he doesn’t give a damn about the public interest on the basis of how he runs the government’s shop.
Antidote du jour:
Bonus antidote: Baby moose in sprinkler (hat tip reader Mannwich)