The dairy farmers who returned to Fukushima’s fallout path Guardian. Be sure to watch the video. Per Buzz Potamkin: “Only in Japan: farmers face radiation poisoning to be with their milk cows. ”
A Nightly Orwellian Ritual: the “P”BS NewsHour Paul Street (hat tip reader Tom Ross)
How Power Corrupts Wired (hat tip reader Don B)
Was Strauss-Kahn set up by vengeful Americans? The First Post
How to spot a psychopath Jon Ronson, Guardian
Eurozone crisis may derail Irish recovery, warns IMF Guardian. Lovely. Ireland played ball when it could have stonewalled, and looks about to pay an even higher price.
For the Highest Fliers, New Scrutiny Wall Street Journal
The extend and pretend exposé – coming to a bank near you Tracy Alloway, Financial Times. The latest on accounting games in commercial real estate….which if you have been watching, are pretty substantial.
Debt Ceiling: No Chance of US default Warren Mosler, Credit Writedowns
Interactive map: State unemployment, April 2011 Economic Policy Institute
Was LinkedIn Scammed? Joe Nocera, New York Times
Eric Schneiderman vs. Wall Street and its political servants Glenn Greenwald
America’s 10 Biggest Constitutional Myths Atlantic (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Henry Kissinger talks to Simon Schama Financial Times
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