Electrical Implant Allows Paralyzed Man to Stand and Walk (video) Singularity Hub (hat tip reader Francois T). This is amazing.
The Antarctic island that’s richer in biodiversity than the Galapagos Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Groups sue FDA to stop Big Ag antibiotic abuse—and it just might work Grist (hat tip reader Francois T)
Internet chiefs unite against regulation Financial Times
Chinese rare earth metals prices soar Financial Times
NYSE Tries to Body Slam TPM! TPM (hat tip reader Mark H). Go enter their contest and help TPM embarrass the NYSE for trying a new, craven “silence critics” tactic.
There’s a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says Wired (hat tip reader Paul S)
Christine Lagarde: ‘There should never be too much testosterone in one room’ Independent (hat tip reader Mary). I’m not keen about all this gender-ism. How about “there should never be too many short sighted status competitive bullies in one room.”
Israeli Central Bank Chief Exploring IMF Bid Wall Street Journal
Basel III break for banks in EU Financial Times. Gee, the Eurobanks had even lower capital ratios than US banks going into the crisis, did even less to clean up their balance sheets afterwards, and now they have quite a bit of periphery country debt. No wonder Basel III is resorting to a bit of extend and pretend.
The RBS report could fatally undermine the FSA’s leadership Telegraph (hat tip Richard Smith)
Why the British economy is in very deep trouble FTAlphaville (hat tip Richard Smith)
‘Dying’ Michigan City to Newsweek: Drop Dead [Video] Gawker. Marcy Wheeler just moved there and gives it a thumbs up. So there!
Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law in Wisconsin Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
Hank Investigates: Mortgage Documents WHDH (hat tip reader Bruno L). A Lisa Green signature is now being treated as a “get out of debt free” card. Lordie.
The Economy Is Wavering. Does Washington Notice? David Leonhardt, New York Times. Anyone who was paying attention knew this “recovery” was running on fumes.
Visualizing Keynesian & Monetarist recessions Steve Waldman. Wonks will have great fun with this one…
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