Spending the Kitty on Pooches Wall Street Journal
Press release reveals journalists believe everything they see on the Internet PhysOrg. I will never link to PhysOrg again after reading this “story” (except maybe cute animal stories that have little informational value). First, the underlying research involved “students”, both of seventh graders, not professional journalists. Second, the sample size for each of only two studies was so small as to clearly be unreliable as far as making generalizations was concerned: one was 25, the other 53.
CO2, birth & death rates by country, simulated real-time Breathing Earth (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Chinese stock markets and European politics MIchael Pettis
Avoiding a New Pharaoh Nicholas Kristof, New York Times (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
HBGary Fees: “Dam It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta” Marcy Wheeler. High end trolling is surprisingly well paid (or maybe not, who knows the split between the firm that got the assignment v. the people who do the work).
Audit Notes: HB Gary Federal, Bank CEOs Stock Sales, Adam Gopnik Ryan Chittum. Good for CJR to make noise at the lack of MSM interest…..
Former Fox News employee: ‘Stuff is just made up’ Raw Story. Nice to have official confirmation.
Vermont Gov. Proposes Single-Payer Health Plan NPR (hat tip reader Scott S)
Servicers, loan insurer stocks soar on Treasury’s GSE report Housing Wire. Confirms whose interests are served by the reform trial balloons.
$1.30 > $1.00 James Kwak
Who Says Republicans Have No New Ideas? Robert Reich
The Shock Doctrine in Wisconsin Swopa, FireDogLake
Bank Bailouts Explained Transcript Omid Malekin (hat tip reader Mat)
Consumer Recovery Keeps Slip Slidin’ Away Michael Panzner
3 Ex-IndyMac Executives Are Accused of Fraud New York Times
Corporatism masquerading as Liberty Ed Harrison
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader Thomas R):