Dear readers, this is one of those weird nights where there is nothing much to write about. You’ll see the regulars who sent links concurred, there are fewer from them than usual. Presumably back to normal later in the day.
Landscape-wide deer management preserves woodlands BBC. Hunting season, anyone?
Amish men jailed for not displaying buggy safety signs Reuters (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Bankers: an anthropological study Guardian (hat tip Joe Costello)
Ferrari Proves Recession Proof as Luxury Sells Out Bloomberg (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Does the Euro Have a Future? George Soros, New York Review of Books
Saving Europe with sovereign equity Steve Waldman
New York special election loss played down by White House Politico. I know someone who did canvassing in Queens, which is hard core Dem base, and said the vibe was terrible and predicted a Weprin defeat. So I’m not buying what the hackocracy is selling.
More Trial Balloons on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Cuts from Obama Dave Dayen, FireDogLake
The Crisis of Fiscal Imagination Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate (hat tip Mark Thoma)
SEC Widens CDO Probe Wall Street Journal. Funny how the SEC has problems with all these Magnetar deals but never with Magnetar.
Economy Clips Factories Wall Street Journal
The Merrill Lynch and Lehman Deals, 3 Years Later New York Times (hat tip reader Crocodile Chuck)
Franklin Roosevelt on Social Security Ed Harrison
THE CURSE OF TINA Adam Curtis, BBC (hat tip reader Externality). On the origins of think tanks.
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