Drunk baboons plague Cape Town’s exclusive suburbs Telegraph (hat tip reader Paul S)
How Many Lone Nuts Does It Take To Make A Party Mix? Firedoglake. The title isn’t too hot, but the article makes a good point.
Simpson to disabled vets: You cost too much Daily Kos (hat tip Brad DeLong)
Obama’s Iraq Challenge Michael Hirsh, Newsweek
Iraq and the collapse of neo-con illusions ABC (hat tip reader Skippy)
Oil Tests Positive for Dispersants in the Mississippi Sound George Washington
Obama was too cautious in fearful times Financial Times
Home truths for complacent economists Dean Baker, Guardian
Canada’s Housing Bubble: An Accident Waiting to Happen Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Be sure to look at the scenarios for the bubble unwind. Ouch.
CrowdQuery: Will Ratings Agencies Escape Justice? Barry Ritholtz
Robert Barro’s Questionable Claim Mark Thoma (hat tip reader Don B)
The Backward Slide Into Recession Mike Whitney, Counterpunch (hat tip reader Scott A). Not that this is news, but a good treatment.
Probe chief to issue Wall St data Financial Times. The Angelides Commission is going to have its revenge.
Policy tools that could lower interest rates further Jim Hamilton, Econbrowser
A deregulation conundrum John Hempton (hat tip reader Scott). This is a very good post from a few days ago that I managed to miss. A must read.
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