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Most Advanced Robot Ever? Yahoo New (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Mushroom Death Suit Next World TV (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Amazon workers left out in the cold Morning Call (hat tip reader 1 SK). We’ve had other links re Amazon’s bad treatment of workers in its warehouses.
L’Unesco suspend ses programmes jusqu’à fin 2011 après le retrait américain Le Monde (hat tip reader EmilianoZ ). Wow, is this petty.
James Murdoch grilled over phone hacking Aljazeera (hat tip reader Foppe)
The crisis in the eurozone James Galbraith, Salon
Merkel: I do not ‘want to let the people vote’ Ed Harrison
Market volatility limits EFSF firepower Financial Times. This is an amusing excuse.
Is Europe On The Verge Of Another Great Depression – Or A Great Inflation? Simon Johnson (hat tip reader Aquifer)
Occupy Des Moines: An Increasingly Important Occupation as Iowa Caucuses Near Kevin Gosztola, FireDogLake (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Occupy Wall Street gets CME Group’s attention… Footnoted (hat tip Doug Smith)
Gov. Scott Walker gets checked, Mic Checked! YouTube (hat tip reader furzy mouse). This is pretty cool.
How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love the OWS Protests Matt Taibbi. Today’s must read.
Hard evidence: bailed-out banks take more risk Finance Addict. I wanted to write this paper up, but this is such a good job I don’t need to.
Finally, a Judge Stands up to Wall Street Matt Taibbi
US officials consider options on mortgages Financial Times. Whoops! Someone in the Administration realize the market might not want to buy deeply underwater mortgages!
In MF Global’s Wake, Regulators to Audit All Futures Firms New York Times
It’s Official: Wall Street Firms May Legally Steal From Their Customers – Rationalizations to Follow Jesse. This is a really big deal. It is based on a really important find by former Goldman employee, and now long standing journalist, Robert Lenzner of Forbes. The abuse of rehypothecation was how customers of Lehman’s brokerage unit lost big time. This sort of thing is against the Securities Act of 1934 (which John Hempton deems to be the single best piece of legislation ever written). But this was in a futures, not a securities brokerage operation.
Antidote du jour (hat tip Richard Smnith):