New superbugs spreading from South Asia: study Raw Story. We need a new category, the dark grey swan, tail events everyone knows can happen but have nevertheless assign unduly low odds of happening. If I read the press correctly, epidemiologists regard a global pandemic as close to inevitable; the big question is timing, but citizens (and worse, I suspect a lot of government officials) don’t see it that way.
‘The Marcellus Gas Shale Play: Information for an Informed Citizenry’ – a talk by Professor Ingraffea NYRAD (hat tip reader Amnon Portugaly)
Now India threatens to shut down BlackBerry Independent
Portugal Gives Itself a Clean-Energy Makeover New York Times
The Point of No Return Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic (hat tip Gonzalo Lira). Another dark grey swan, an Israeli air strike on Iran.
You, Too, Can and Should Be an “Intelligence Analyst” Power of Narrative (hat tip reader Sundog)
The AIG Bailout Scandal William Greider, The Nation (hat tip reader John M, via Jesse).
Grim Voter Mood Turns Grimmer Wall Street Journal
Cor blimey … Correlation Tracy Alloway, FTAlphaville. An algo side effect?
Rogoff and Reinhart Analysis Has Major Flaw Paul Hanly, Seeking Alpha
Student Loans Now Greater Than Credit Card Debt Bob Lawless, Credit Slips
Trade Deficit Explodes Tim Duy
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