Explosive Jackie O tapes ‘reveal how she believed Lyndon B Johnson killed JFK and had affair with movie star’ Daily Mail (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Robots put leadership under skills pressure Financial Times
Earth’s Dirty Secret: Our Magnetic Field Traps Antimatter DailyTech (hat tip reader Valissa)
Start-up to release ‘stone-like’ optical disc that lasts forever ComputerWorld (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Feds Turn To Hackers To Defend Nation In Cyberspace Hufffington Post (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Inflation Climbs in China on Higher Food Prices New York Times
Austerity Plan Might Not Work for Spain and Italy New York Times. As if they work anywhere?
Why U.S. of AA Matters Credit Writedowns
CHART OF THE DAY: French CDS, ‘Nuff Said Clusterstock (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
ECB Wrote Detailed Letter To Italy “Dictating” Reforms Wall Street Journal (hat tip reader Foppe)
Slithering to the wrong kind of union Otmar Issing, Financial Times (hat tip reader Swedish Lex). This is a very clear and well argued piece.
Senate to probe S&P downgrade Financial Times. This probe looks misguided, see our post today for a related discussion.
Mysterious company dissolves after giving $1 million to pro-Romney PAC The Ticket (hat tip reader Suzanna). I missed this story last week, but this is the sort of thing that might not go away
Hedge Funds Hit ‘Sell’ Wall Street Journal
Who has got the margin call? John Hempton. He argues that the downdraft was hedgies hit by margin calls.
IRS: 1,470 millionaires paid no income tax in ’09 USA Today (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
IRS Buckled To GOP Pressure On Secret Donations, Lawyer Says Huffington Post (hat tip reader Francois T). There is more to this than meets the eye. The 5 donors targeted were believed to include both the Kochs and Soros. But Soros is no longer giving to Obama, so going after him would make it look non partisan (although there is another layer…..big but not as big as Soros donors would probably be deterred….so you probably need to be a real donation maven to triangulate accurately).
The Impotence of the “Intellectual” Elite Arthur Silber (hat tip reader BDBlue). Oh good, I’m not the only one to be underwhelmed by that piece.
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