An Alternative to Body Scanners at the Airport UrbanGrounds (hat tip Marshall Auerback)
Taliban Leader in Secret Talks Was an Impostor New York Times. Or as Richard Smith put it, Mr. Bin Had.
NATO’s Dangerous Wager with Karzai New York Review of Books
Fixing the flaws in the Eurozone Stanley W Black, VoxEU
Meanwhile, The Irish Market Is Plunging Today Clusterstock
Minister and priest say pray for economy Irish Times (hat tip Richard Smith)
How Germany could come to kill the euro Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
‘In the worst case scenario these cuts might actually increase the deficit’ Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Bernanke hints dollar standard is flawed FT Alphaville (hat tip reader Lynn F)
Secular Deflation Richard Bookstaber
Some States Weigh Unthinkable Option: Ending Medicaid Wall Street Journal (hat tip reader May S)
Foreclosure Detectives Hunt for Lies Wall Street Journal. More support for our contention that putback cases are difficult and costly.
Lots of Smart People Couldn’t Possibly F*%! Up, Could They? Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
F.B.I. Agents Raid 3 Hedge Fund Offices New York Times
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