‘Robot Biologist’ Solves Complex Problem from Scratch Science Daily (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out of Deal New York Times
Many officials hold leases with shale drillers Philadelphia Post-Gazette (hat tip reader Michael W)
Mapping America’s Shadowy Drone Wars Nick Turse, TomDispatch
Europe’s lost decade as $7 trillion loan crunch looms Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Benford’s Law: Are Euro States and US Stocks Fiddling Their Figures? Psy-Fi (hat tip Richard Smith)
In Herman Cain’s Writings, a Startling Lack of Foresight Swampland (hat tip Ed Harrison)
Long ties to Koch brothers key to Cain’s campaign USA Today (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Cornel West, 14 Others Arrested In Front of Supreme Court For Peaceful Assembly Alternet (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Debt, Deficits, and Modern Monetary Theory Harvard International Review (hat tip reader Arthur)
Obama extends support for protesters Financial Times. A saying I learned in Caracas: “A politician is someone who gets in front of a mob and tries to call it a parade.”
Occupy Pensacola: Alleged “Conservatives” Better Wake Up Karl Denninger. I don’t know what and where the hysteria about the “progressive stack” started. It’s a formal mechanism for making sure minority views (and that does not necessarily mean “minority” from the demographic standpoint) are aired.
Losing Their Immunity Paul Krugman, New York Times
How Occupy Wall Street Really Got Started Andy Kroll, Mother Jones
Call for inquiry into Occupy Wall Street police officer Guardian. Why is this story not in the New York Times?
NYPD using strobing flashlights to interfere with cellphone cams? Lambert Strether. I’m waiting for someone to use the trick from Cryptonomicon (and no, I’m not telling you).
Antidote du jour. Reader Michael T’s nomination for Steve Schwarzman’s look alike (and Michael T knows Schwarzman personally):