Open Letter to Westboro Baptist Church: AN OPEN LETTER FROM ANONYMOUS A bit grandiose, but they have good taste in targets. For background, see Anonymous targets www.GodHatesFags.com P2PNet (hat tip Slashdot)
The Real Reason Glenn Beck Hates Google Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Is China Manufacturing Plastic Rice? Care2. The US once had adulterated meat…
Royal Rift, Absent Saudis Beset U.S. Wall Street Journal (hat tip Joe Costello)
U.K. Squatting Laws: Is Relief for Homeowners on the Way? Time (hat tip reader May S)
Office rent in Rio is Americas’ dearest Financial Times
Nobel prize-winning economist joins attack on ‘political’ King Guardian. And he’s said nothing about the “political” Greenspan and Bernanke. We’ve written about both for the last two years. And as Richard Smith has reported at length, the attacks on King appear to be heavily motivated to diminish his standing and thus undermine his efforts to rein in big banks.
To end the food crisis, the G20 must keep a promise Jeffrey Sachs, Financial Times
Where Your Income Tax Money Really Goes Care2 (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
U.S. Justice v. the world Glenn Greenwald
Organizing recall in Wisconsin Daily Kos. This is getting interesting.
Wisconsin, fiscal responsibility, and power Rdan, Angry Bear
Republicans accuse Obama of stoking protests Financial Times. Tantamount to Bernanke blaming the global financial crisis on China
Colbert on Justice Thomas Common Cause
Gordon Gekko is driving the Death Star MacroBusiness. Note I don’t agree with many of the conclusions drawn, but I do think that the implications of the large volumes of cross border money flows is not well understood, so highlighting this issue is worthwhile.
U.S. Apartment Construction Climbs With More Renters Bloomberg. I don’t like the weight of money driving building:
“Most people feel that home-price appreciation is a thing of the past,” said Tom Craig, a commercial and multifamily real estate broker in Seattle. “Capital markets are bullish on multifamily and that’s where people are looking to do deals.”
JPMorgan Says Lehman Left It ‘Goat Poo’ Collateral Bloomberg. Are we supposed to feel sorry for JPM? Couldn’t they see the CUSIPs? Everyone knew Lehman was sucking wind.
Barclays UK corporation tax bill for 2009 was £113m BBC (hat tip reader Vlad Ender)
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