Ghostwriters in the sky Bad Science
Scientists Decode Genomes of Precocious Fruit Flies ScienceDaily. Reader John M notes “Evolution is more complicated than you thought.”
Outside Edge: When pigs flew and bears fled Jurek Martin, Financial Times (hat tip reader Scott)
GOP Aims to Erode White House Agenda Wall Street Journal
Europe Debt Crisis Abates as Traders See Yield Spreads Narrow Bloomberg versus Guest post: El-Erian on an interesting week ahead FT Alphavile
Universal Travel Group’s cash balances: is there any way of testing whether the $43 million is really there? John Hempton. A bit of a due diligence wild goose, or maybe turkey, chase.
Did France cause the Great Depression? Douglas Irwin, VoxEU
Wall Street’s Engines of Profit Are Slowing Down New York Times. Note despite the effort to link the profit fall to financial regulations, the decline hit over the summer, before new rules were in effect. This is the real economy slowdown blowing back to Wall Street.
Backlash against plan to disclose losses from class-action cases Financial Times
Munger Says `Thank God’ U.S. Opted for Bailouts Over Handouts Bloomberg. We’re all exhorted to “suck it in and cope” by a billionaire who benefitted from the bailout. Anyone keeping a pitchfork list?
The Angry Rich Paul Krugman
Antidote du jour. I have a real weakness for Abys (particularly ruddys):