Your humble blogger is very tired and is taking advantage of a spate of good material from other writers to take a badly needed mini-break.
US sales of Botox continue to increase Financial Times
In Study, Fatherhood Leads to Drop in Testosterone New York Times
DuPont’s Herbicide Goes Rogue TruthOut (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Contraceptive pill ‘interferes with women’s memory’ Daily Mail (hat tip reader May S)
Vickers should mark the dismantling of the credit bubble infrastructure. Eventually Channel 4 (hat tip Richard Smith)
Failure to tackle lessons from 2008 Financial Times (hat tip Richard Smith)
Wary Investors Start to Shun European Banks New York Times. “Start to shun”? Where has the Times been?
I.M.F. Chief’s Change of Tune on Bank Capital Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times
Lehman Brothers: three years of denial Dean Baker, Guardian (hat tip readers Jorgen and John M)
Italy turns to China for help in debt crisis Financial Times
Greece default risk now 98% Ed Harrison
REVENGE MOTIVATES AMERICA’S ENEMIES NOT ISLAM Kabul Press (hat tip reader May S)
Concealed Handguns in New York City Backed by 243 Members of U.S. Congress Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin). Aieee.
The frontrunner has no clothes Dana Milbank, Washington Post
‘People Are Close to Revolt’: Views From Afar James Fallows, Atlantic
Massive default is best way to fix the economy MarketWatch. Encouraging to see this sort of piece on an investment site.
Big Bank Chart Barry Ritholtz (hat tip reader John M)
The Infrastructure Privatization Bank Reuters. This really sucks.
Barney Frank Working On Legislation To Overhaul The Federal Reserve Huffington Post (hat tip reader Paul T)
On the risks of synthetic structures Deus Ex Macchiato (hat tip Richard Smith)
Why was the S&L Crisis not a Systemic Economic Crisis? Bill Black, Global Economic Intersection
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