Georgia Prisoners End Protest, But Continue Demands ColorLines (hat tip reader essy). This is from two weeks back. but is relevant because I linked to a story that discussed the strike and never put a link to one on how it played out.
Doctors Getting Rich With Fusion Surgery Debunked by Studies Bloomberg. Back surgery is arguably the most abused type of surgery, but there are also a lot of knee procedures that have low efficacy rates.
Former NIH Director Spins Through Revolving Door, Ends Up at Sanofi-Aventis Health Care Renewal (hat tip reader Francois T)
Alter’s ‘The Promise’ Epilogue: Obama Team’s Dysfunction Prompted Lack Of Focus On Jobs; Bill Clinton Annoyed At White House Huffington Post (hat tip reader Tim S). Ahem, I think this infighting story is still too kind to Obama. This is a corporatist team, and any plan from the principals, even if any one had had free rein, would have amounted to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. In addition, Obama has shown repeatedly that he is more interested in being able to claim he got a deal/policy done rather than having said deal/policy make an iota of sense.
Rattner to Pay $10 Million in Settlement With Cuomo New York Times
Retailers Swipe at Credit-Card Plan Wall Street Journal
Commercial property loans pose new threat Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Not new news, but a reminder of how central banks have painted themselves in a corner with super low interest rates.
Biggest Surprise of Last Two Years: Bad at Losing Mike Konczal
Noncompliance with HAMP Guidelines as an Affirmative Foreclosure Defense? Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Why the Rich Are Getting Richer Foreign Affairs (hat tip reader May S). Today’s must read.
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