Look customers in the eyes to lock them in the aisles Sydney Morning Herald (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
A Release Valve for Cyclists’ Unrelenting Pressure New York Times. The resistance to this invention amazes me (but then again, I’ve had some good experiences on the bleeding edge)
Fukushima’s Cesium Spew – Deadly Catch-22s in Japan Disaster Relief TruthOut (hat tip reader May S)
Krokodil: The drug that eats junkies Independent (hat tip reader Foppe). I have a pretty strong stomach, and even so, this is grim reading.
Une taxe pour freiner la spéculation sur les marchés financiers Le Monde (hat tip reader Tim C). Wow, an open letter in favor of a Tobin tax.
The Shadow Banking Problem in China Credit Writedowns
It’s not only Greeks who’ve lost their marbles Telegraph (hat tip reader Thomas B)
On Obama, Wall St. Shows a Reluctance to Commit New York Times
What Is This “Washington”? James Kwak (hat tip reader Carol B)
Nonprofit Insurers: Reaping Profits at the Expense of the Consumer Wendell Porter, Huffington Post
Shadow spreading across international banking Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Anyone know how these players are financing themselves? It is guaranteed they aren’t really separate from the banking system.
Major banks may give away discarded residences to cut losses Dayton Daily News
How corporations award themselves legal immunity Guardian (hat tip Ed Harrison)
America’s unique hatred of finance reform David Sirota, Salon
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