I need to turn in early for me. Tune in later today for more posts.
The secret history of Monsanto, Agent Orange and the mutilation of innocent Vietnamese Natural News (hat tip Steve A)
Utility Shelves Ambitious Plan to Limit Carbon New York Times
Greece now, America in due course Credit Writedowns
Moody’s places US rating on review Financial Times. The officialdom is now bearing the costs of having failed to reform the ratings agencies. Was there ANY information content in this negative watch? No. The ratings agencies are lagging indicators. But too many people flip out with a restatement of what is already known. And there’s no science or objective standards in what the various ratings are for sovereign credits either.
Tensions Escalate as Stakes Grow in Fiscal Clash New York Times
News Corp abandons BSkyB bid Financial Times. They hope they’ve cauterized the situation. We’ll see.
News Corp is all about the family John Gapper, Financial Times
Phone hacking: MPs ‘could summon Rebekah Brooks’ BBC. Why wouldn’t they summon her?
Obama Walks Out Of Tense Debt Ceiling Meeting: Reports Huffington Post. Marshall Auerback notes: “Obama thinks he’s growing a pair.
Mass psychosis in the US: How Big Pharma got Americans hooked on anti-psychotic drugs Aljazeera Today’s must read.
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