Stork that ate babies, rather than delivering them Independent (hat tip reader May S)
Italian Financial Crisis: A.D. 33 Bill Conerly
Hacker toolkits attracting volunteers to defend WikiLeaks naked security (hat tip reader furzy mouse). Good detail for hard core techies.
Hidden charges in iTunes game snares kids, Smurf backlash ensues Globe and Mail (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Major Dem Donors Plan To Withhold Funds Over Obama Tax-Cut Deal Los Angeles Times
Obama’s Hostage Deal Paul Krugman
DeLong Smackdown Watch: Paul Rosenberg Sings Talking Heads’ “Once in a Lifetime” Department Brad DeLong and This is not a smackdown Paul Rosenberg, OpenLeft
An Open Letter from El Diario Foreign Policy (hat tip reader May S)
Who gains from a renminbi revaluation? Uri Dadush, VoxEU. The Chinese don’t seem to see it this way.
Gold jewellery loses glister as prices surge Financial Times
BofA sues ex-employees over ‘trade secrets’ Financial Times. BofA completely botched the US Trust acquisition. This is merely the latest chapter in that tale.
Companies Cling to Cash Wall Street Journal. As one savvy investor said, “Why should I invest in a company if it’s not willing to invest in its own business?”
Court fight over ‘robo-signer’ depositions Sarasota HeraldTribune (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
A Decline in Self-Employment Economix. Um, no mention of lack of credit, which every small business survey cites as a significant issue
Bankers’ bonuses squeezed, salaries up Robert Peston
What Is Wrong With Cutting Taxes? Simon Johnson
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