Expert Recommends Killing Oil-Soaked Birds Der Spiegel
Officials look to Mississippi River to help in oil-spill fight USA Today. Reader John L points out: ” They are using water out of an already drought-struck watershed. How do you send BP the bill for that?”
Rig firm’s $270m profit from deadly spill TimesOnline. Yes, sports fans, the rig was insured for MUCH more than it was worth.
For BP, a History of Spills and Safety Lapses New York Times
I Think the Last Line I Have Quoted Is the Funniest Thing I Have Ever Heard… Brad DeLong. Warning, you do have to be a bit of a computer type to get the jokes.
20% Of Americans Are “Birthers”; 31% Of “Birthers” Approve Of Obama; America Is Weird Mediaite (hat tip reader John D)
Food-stamp tally nears 40 million, sets record Reuters (hat tip reader John D)
This real iron chef will make you pay Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck). Zeitgeist watch.
What’s the “We” Jazz, Thomas Friedman? Dean Baker (hat tip reader John L). Baker is even more withering than usual: “You get paid a really big premium for ignorance at the NYT, just ask Thomas Friedman…”
Is Your Senator A Bankster? Dylan Ratigan (hat tip reader John M)
Goldman to ‘sue for peace’ on Abacus charges Telegraph. Has more detail than the earlier reports.
NY Post: Feds Launch Criminal and Civil Probes Into JP Morgan’s Silver Trades Jesse. Finally, investigating is fashionable.
Ignoring the Elephant in the Bailout Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Guest post: El-Erian on a critical weekend for Europe and the economy FT Alphaville (hat tip Calculated Risk). Ah, you know the crisis is on in full when a guy like El-Erian, who normally posts on the FT’s comment page, is posting on FT Alphaville on a Saturday.
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