The Plane Truth: Boarding by Rows Is the Worst Possible Way, Says Physicist Discovery (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Superbugs Predate Wonder Drugs ScienceNow (hat tip reader Valissa)
U.S. newborn death rate tied with Qatar MSNBC (hat tip reader May S)
Firefighter Cancer Risk Seen From WTC Bloomberg
The Black Hole of 9/11 Foreign Policy (hat tip reader Paul S)
1 in 25 Business Leaders May Be Psychpaths Guardian (hat tip Philip Pilkington)
The Seneca Effect: Why Decline Is Faster Than Growth Oil Drum (hat tip reader Carol). Note that I’m not saying I agree with this prognosis, but I expect you’ll hear the “Seneca Effect” debated.
Global manufacturing slows sharply Financial Times
Big Government Picks a Fight With The eXiled MediaBistro
Hope and despair at a job fair Los Angeles Times (hat tip Joe Costello)
Fed governor urges more help for homeowners Financial Times. Note the problems cited are ones already leaked as being addressed by an expected new Obama program. In other words, this speech is Administration PR.
So arrogant and stupid they might bring us all down: Darling’s verdict on Britain’s bankers Independent (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Mortgage Reality Distortion Field Robert Cringley (hat tip reader kurt h)
Fed Up With Bank Buybacks? Wall Street Journal (hat tip Joe Costello)
3 Questions on Financial Stability Simon Johnson, New York Times
Tell the Fed to fire Kathryn Wylde Credo. Please sign the petition!
Antidote du jour (hat tip reader James B). This is a Formosan Magpie: