Atop TV Sets, a Power Drain Runs Nonstop New York Times
Climate Change: It’s bad and getting worse Aljazeera (hat tip reader May S)
Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World’s Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say Common Dreams (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
In Medicine, New Isn’t Always Improved New York Times (hat tip reader Robert M). The fact that this is news to most people is one of the big reasons health care costs are out of control in the US.
Martori Farms: Abusive Conditions at a Key Wal-Mart Supplier TruthOut. “Abusive” is inadequate.
The great Church art sell-off runs into trouble Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Special report: Japan’s “throwaway” nuclear workers Reuters (hat tip Richard Smith). Wow, this is ugly.
What Happened to Media Coverage of Fukushima? Common Dreams (hat tip reader May S)
More reports of cannibalism in North Korea Asian Correspondent (hat tip reader Tim C)
Germany’s season of angst: why a prosperous nation is turning on itself Globe and Mail (hat tip reader Tim C)
Has the Revolution Left Egypt’s Workers Behind? Time (hat tip reader Paul T)
How Capitalist is America? Mark Roe, Project Syndicate (hat tip Richard Smith). I managed to miss this, and it makes a good argument (not of the usual “we’ve socialized the banking system” sort).
All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup Mother Jones (hat tip Richard Smith). Frankly, this has been evident since the late 1990s (remember how the workaholism of dot coms was romanticized? At the same time, everyone I knew in Corporate America was being asked to work 1 1/2 jobs, and it’s now turned into 2). But the piece has stats.
Upgrading Skype and Silver Lake to Evil Felix Salmon (hat tip reader Tim C)
Insiders Sound an Alarm Amid a Natural Gas Rush New York Times (hat tip reader Robert M)
American Distrust Of Banks Reaches Highest-Recorded Level: Gallup Huffington Post. Sheesh, I thought the stats would be worse.
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