Apologies for a stretch of being light on my own posts. This will probably continue for a bit. I am buried in personal and site related administration.
Cutting their own throats Charlie Stross. On e-books
Eating fish reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease MedicalXpress
Up to two million set for UK strike BBC. This is an anti-austerity protest. And how much play is it getting in the US? Not much. Don’t want to give the natives ideas.
Businesses plan for possible end of euro Financial Times. This is just amazing, and I wish I had time to post on this. Shorter version: “Businesses assume brace position for Eurozone crash landing.”
European Officials Agree to Bolster Bailout Fund New York Times
Euro Zone Falls Short on Fund Wall Street Journal. Duh!
More European financial chicanery MacroBusiness
What the IMF should tell Europe Martin Wolf, Financial Times. The IMF is really Wolf’s stand-in for someone smarter and more detached than the Eurocrats. His piece contains a key factoid: the IMF has only $440 million of uncommitted funds, too little to be of much help in Europe now.
Evangelicals Flocking Toward Newt Gingrich Daily Beast (hat tip reader May S)
Will Dr. Goebbels please pick up the white courtesy phone? Lambert Strether
The End of Poverty? Information Clearing House (hat tip reader May S)
New York probes military foreclosures Financial Times
Score A Big One For #OccupyRochester The Albany Project (hat tip reader Timotheus)
Hundreds of officers surround protesters Los Angeles Times
Chase to Hedge Funds: Drop Dead Barry Ritholtz (hat tip reader Scott)
A New Shot at Mortgage Relief New York Times. This has been pre-debunked widely. See in particular Adam Levitin at Credit Slips. Oh, he is leaving nothing to chance: HARP’s Dirty Little Secret: Most HARP Refis are of Positive Equity Mortgages
Yes, Virginia. The banks really were bailed out Steve Waldman. Please read and circulate to those who still don’t get it. I love the golf buddy analogy.
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