France gives green light for absinthe revival Financial Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Has the mystery of Easter Island finally been solved? Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Japanese robots await call to action Japan Times. Why did this take so long?
This is a bizarre juxtaposition: House Republicans face backlash at home over budget plan and Gang of Six gives old-time politics a try Los Angeles Times. So if even Republican districts hate the plan, shouldn’t one conclude the Gang of Six is trying to get their fellow Senators to sign a suicide pact?
Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy is Unfair??? Mark Thoma
Dodd-Frank for Dorks Economics of Contempt. This is a public service if you ever need to deal with the text of the bill.
A Crack in Wall Street’s Defenses Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PAID FOR BY YOUR LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD BANKSTER 4ClosureFraud. A shred of Iowa AG Tom Miller’s lame efforts to rebut Matt Taibbi.
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