Opt Out of a Body Scan? Then Brace Yourself New York Times
The Phantom Left Chris Hedges (hat tip reader Foppe)
Modern art was CIA ‘weapon’ Independent (hat tip reader May S)
Brazil wins with Dilma Rousseff Guardian (hat tip reader Doug T)
‘Obama Failed to Connect the Dots’ Der Spiegel (hat tip Mark Thoma) An interview with Robert Reich
Fed easing may mean 20 percent dollar drop: Gross Reuters (hat tip reader Swedish Lex). I think this is being overhyped. If the Republicans come in, the threat of more serious Fed oversight will rise greatly. They will be very reluctant to get aggressive with QE2 and have Congress trying to leash them.
Debt costs jump for Dublin and Lisbon Financial Times
QE2 risks currency wars and the end of dollar hegemony Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph (hat tip reader Swedish Lex). Includes a discussion of capital controls.’
EU leaders trigger another bond market crisis Eurointelligence. The headline is a notch too alarmist, but directionally correct.
Greek Woes Marc Chandler
UK-Swiss deal undermines global efforts to tackle tax avoidance Guardian (hat tip reader May S_
Big Investors Appear Out of Thin Air Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
Ambac warns over prospect of bankruptcy Financial Times
Lawmaker Questions Power to Foreclose Wall Street Journal. Another attack on MERS
Foreclosure crisis is a sitting duck for politicians Financial Times (hat tip reader Richard Smith)
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