Rising water, falling journalism Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (hat tip reader Martin L)
Cheap meat, MRSA and deadly greed Johann Hari and Death wish: Routine use of vital antibiotics on farms threatens human health Independent
Greece general strike: protests in Athens – in pictures Guardian (hat tip Philip Pilkerton). Even the dogs are protesting.
The Euro system contains a serious design flaw Ed Harrison
Greek crisis threatens European decade of economic implosion Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times
Syrian army ‘cracking’ amid crackdown Aljazeera (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
US vows to ‘capture and kill’ Ayman al-Zawahiri BBC. Reader Foppe notes:
It’s almost like they’re trying to one-up Glenn Greenwald. Not even a hint any more that the killing of Osama happened because he resisted arrest. Just: “capture and kill”
Beware China’s Political Bubble Brian Barry, Bloomberg
Corrupt officials took $124bn out of China Financial Times (hat tip reader Peter J). Guess those capital controls aren’t what they are cracked up to be.
Claims of injustice spur wave of unrest in China McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
I’ve got to hand it to President Fuck You: He writes a good letter Lambert Strether. Do click through to the story too.
Obama as the Bernie Madoff of the Democratic Party CounterPunch (hat tip reader Carol B)
Glenn Beck Asks, “Why Would You Get a Gun?”… Then Points to Obama AlterNet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Ex-Spy Alleges Bush White House Sought to Discredit Juan Cole TruthOut (hat tip Philip Pilkerton)
Central banker makes housing sense! MacroBusiness
Introducing Alphachat, the FT Alphaville podcast FTAlphavile (hat tip reader bob). A nice talk with Michael Pettis, with a good summary and lots of excerpts at the site.
Obama rewarded party donors with ‘key jobs in government and millions of dollars in contracts Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S). Um, there’s a long tradition of big donors who are presentable becoming ambassadors (I know of an ex Goldmanite who was a big Clinton donor who was miffed that he was only made head of the Ex-Im Bank). So this is hardly new, but this may have been done in an explicit enough fashion so as to raise ugly questions.
Ex-Paul campaign volunteer gets probation in assault of activist Kentucky.com (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can open without chief Politico (hat tip reader Paul Tioxon). Consistent with our post yesterday.
Case Shiller: Here Are The 15 Housing Markets That Will Fall The Most By 2012 Clusertstock (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Revealed: How CEOs use corporate jets like their ‘personal taxis’ Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S) Wonder how much coverage this will get in the US.
Stop the banksters: Michigan county weighs foreclosure moratorium People’s World (hat tip Lisa Epstein)
Wall Street Braces for New Layoffs as Profits Wane New York Times
The appropriate use of risk models: Part I VoxEU (hat tip Richard Alford)
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