Believe it: man flu is real Sydney Morning Herald
Control Considered Harmful ComputerWorld (hat tip Lambert Strether)
Is your wedding ring made of ‘dirty gold’? Documentary links child slavery to high street jewellery Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
EU president unveils new £280m ‘gilded cage’ Telegraph (hat tip reader Thomas B)
A ‘United States of Europe’ or Full Exit from the Euro? (Part 1) Marshall Auerback, Credit Writedowns
Italian Banks Plunge, German Yield Spread Widens on Debt Concern Bloomberg (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
NY Fed Won’t Say How Much Money Went to Iraq CNBC (hat tip reader May S)
Obama Isn’t Working: Mitt Romney adapts Maggie Thatcher slogan that destroyed her opponents at election Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
America, land of the free to go hungry Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
When it comes to the bailouts, the hard Left is dead right Telegraph (hat tip reader Tim C). When the Torygraph starts quoting Marxist papers approvingly, you know something is up.
New York Senate votes to legalize same-sex marriage Washington Post. I’m glad this bill passed (Cuomo signed it and it becomes law in 30 days). I can’t fathom why some people are so opposed to it.
Gallup: Democrats Only Group That Supports Libyan War Jon Walker, FireDogLake. In addition to Banker Derangement Syndrome, we need to start calling out cases of Democrat Derangement Syndrome and Republican Derangement Syndrome
Dropouts look to learn from Zuckerberg Financial Times
Allonge Fabrication 101 – Part I Foreclosure Hamlet
Excessive capital requirements will make markets more chaotic – Myron Scholes Risk (hat tip reader Tim S). Given that Scholes has managed to blow up two hedge funds, I’d take his reading as a negative indicator.
Former employees of subprime mortgage lender indicted by Cuyahoga County grand jury Cleveland Plain Dealer (hat tip reader Tim C)
To the Last Drop Aljazeera (hat tip reader May S). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour (hat tip freude bub). The cat woofs then meows when caught out: