British Border Agent Fired for Putting Wife on Terrorist Watch List Wired (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Watchdog Group questions Google’s relationship with NSA NetworkWorld (hat tip reader May S). They’ve noticed only now?
Lambert Strether is still live blogging Egypt, if you don’t have time to watch AlJazeera and want to keep up to date.
The CIA on Egypt’s Economy, Financial Deregulation and Protest Nomi Prins (hat tip reader furzy mouse). From a few days ago but still relevant.
Revolution Is Bad for Business: No Quick Fix for Arab Youth’s Economic Woes Der Spiegel (hat tip reader Peter J). Ahem, democracy is bad for capitalism! Who’d have thunk it? And you can see where this argument will wind up…..
Empowering Egypt’s new pluralism Paul Amar, AlJazeera (hat tip Richard Kline)
The Empire’s Bagman CounterPunch (hat tip reader May S)
HAMP Paperwork Blizzard Consumer Law and Policy Blog
Exclusive video of HPD beating of teen burglar ABC. Reader doru writes, “This is not the usual fare for your blog, but you will probably be as indignant as I was after watching the HPD at work.”
While we are on the crime beat, The Lords of Rikers, New York Magazine (hat tip reader May S)
Virginia to ask top court to review US health law Reuters (hat tip reader John J)
Regulators press for trader pay ‘clawbacks’ Financial Times. If this happens in a serious way, I will gladly eat crow for having said finreg added up to little. This would give reform efforts some teeth.
JPMorgan Hid Doubts on Madoff, Documents Suggest New York Times (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Bernanke: Does He Really Think We’re This Dumb? Karl Denninger
Learning To Walk: Fear, Shame And Your Underwater Mortgage Ryan Grim, Arthur Delaney, Lucia Graves, Huffington Post
The Ruinous Fiscal Impact of Big Banks Simon Johnson, New York Times
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