Chimps Are Spontaneously Generous After All ScienceBlog (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
The story of how bin Laden was found is fiction GlobalPost (hat tip reader D. Mathews)
Hacker Plot to ‘Kill Facebook’ Is All a Terrible Misunderstanding Gawker (hat tip reader furzy mouse). I’m really disappointed. Taking down Facebook would be a great contribution to humanity.
Narcissists look like good leaders — but they aren’t Medical XPress. I’ve said Obama is an obvious narcissist, BTW (your humble blogger is qualified to diagnose by virtue of having them in the family).
The Phantom Menace of Sleep-Deprived Doctors New York Times (hat tip reader May S)
How Wealthy Nations Drive Food Insecurity PolicyMic (hat tip reader May S)
Book Review: Why the “Green Revolution” Was Not So Green After All Mother Jones (hat tip reader May S)
Hunting France MacroBusiness
‘Botox’ economics triggers toxic eurozone side-effects Satyait Das, Financial Times
Why are Treasury prices rising after the S&P downgrade? Yves Smith. Salon. Boy, writing for non-expert readers is tougher than I thought.
Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: poll Reuters (hat tip reader annoyed liberal)
Michele Bachmann Was Inspired By My Dad and His Christian Reconstructionist Friends — Here’s Why That’s Terrifying AlterNet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Editorial: We’re sensing a new kind of vote fraud Sheboyban Press (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Will Fox News allow Fred Karger in GOP debate? Not likely, but stay tuned McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Real Time With Bill Maher – Jesse Ventura YouTube (hat tip reader furzy mouse). A bit dated but still has some good ideas
A Calamitous Response to Calamity Michael Perelman
Hedge Funds Get Unfamiliar Taste of Losing New York Times
US Treasuries face bumpy ride as yields tumble Financial Times. The short answer is do you think deflation is in store? If the answer is yes, Treasury yields are not as nutty as they appear.
Financial Turmoil Evokes Comparison to 2008 Crisis New York Times. The NYT borrows a page from Calculated Risk’s famous Four Bears chart….but just plots this crisis v. the big one just past.
BofA chief rejects calls to raise capital Financial Times. I have not had time to shred his badly mislabeled “we’ll take the tough questions” investor pep talk yesterday. He did not address the issue killing the stock, mortgage liability, save to say they had looked at putting Countrywide in Ch. 11, but recent filings, such as the AIG $10 billion suit, argue that BofA has taken actions that put it on the hook too. But I guarantee he will not be able to stick with this statement.
The coming world of smaller banks Frank Partnoy, Financial Times
Barack Obama and Harry Potter James Kwak
Does blogging help one’s professional reputation as an economist? Tyler Cowen. I can say definitively yes. I am now regularly mistaken for an economist, which I find very amusing. But they are looking in the wrong place for transmission to policy.
Recession Warning, and the Proper Policy Response John Hussman. A bit late to this, but still very much worth reading.
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