Ship of Fools: Why Transhumanism is the Best Bet to Prevent the Extinction of Civilization MetaNexus (hat tip reader Francois T)
Undersea river discovered flowing on sea bed Telegraph (hat tip John M). From last week, still cool.
Gee Whiz: Human Urine Is Shown to Be an Effective Agricultural Fertilizer Scientific American (hat tip reader Francois T)
Stephan Salisbury, Extremism at Ground Zero (Again) Tom Englehardt
Pyxified, Merrill’s subprime sink FT Alphaville
The Food Bubble: How Wall Street Starved Millions and Got Away With It Democracy Now (hat tip reader Stephen V).
Has Obama Run Out of Economic Options? Michael Hirsh, Newsweek
Can Gas ‘Fracking’ Pollute Groundwater? Unlikely. Christopher Helman, Forbes (hat tip reader Doug S). An unusually ham-handed effort to pass off corporate shilldom as journalism. The author has been with Forbes for 12 years, mainly covering Big Oil. His dismissive post cites a single study, performed by a Halliburton sub, and his only other sources are oil company execs.
Wells Fargo Loses Ruling on Overdraft Fees New York Times.
US regulators tighten control over Wall St risk Financial Times. Maybe this is just coincidence, but this comes just after Chris Whalen’s blistering attack on the NY Fed putting a “technically incompetent” examiner in charge of bank supervision.
MBIA Says It Will Have C.M.B.S. Losses Floyd Norris, New York Times.
Short sellers and liberal reformers unite John Dizard, Financial Times
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