Canadian, Please YouTube (hat tip Marshall Auerback)
On Average, Charter Schools Are About Average Matt Yglesias
Factory Jobs Return, but Employers Find Skills Shortage New York Times. Notice the somewhat bizarre stand of employers. I can seem them upset at not finding workers with sufficient math skills; that’s an educational issue. But they are also caviling about not finding workers who can “can operate sophisticated computerized machinery, follow complex blueprints.” Is this REALLY a workforce issue, or an unwillingness of employers to provide on the job training, which used to be the norm? Having said that, a separate issue is the abysmal failure of our educational system, particularly in its indifference to vocational training.
The Little, but Real, Effects of Unemployment Mike Konczal
Strategies for “Success” in Afghanistan Ann Jones, TomDispatch
BP’s Gulf Intercept Well Ahead of Schedule With 600 Feet to Go Bloomberg. Encouraging, but they need to hit an itty bitty target for the well to work.
France Calls Google a Monopoly New York Times
Late Change Sparks Outcry Over Finance-Overhaul Bill Wall Street Journal. So tell me why, exactly, corporate users should get away with not putting up reasonable margin on derivatives contracts. And the Journal fails to add that most large corporations treat Treasury as a profit center. In other words, these companies do more than just hedge.
ECB avoids disruption as banks repay funds Financial Times
As the EU squares up to bankers and their bonuses, where does that leave the City? Telegraph (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
Cash calls expected as Europe’s banks face tests Financial Times
Early warning indicators and the global crisis: New evidence Jeffrey Frankel and George Saravelos Vox EU
Habitat For Humanity Among Top U.S. Homebuilders Huffington Post
Myths of Austerity Paul Krugman
Middle class families face a triple whammy Edmund Conway, Financial Times (hat tip reader Swedish Lex)
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