How We Assign Blame for Corporate Crimes LiveScience (hat tip reader Aquifer). This is not good research. Small sample and no sign it was controlled. I guarantee you’ll see this written up widely.
Markets Doubt Europe Deal Wall Street Journal. Duh.
No Draghi Ex Machina Paul Krugman
Pakistan: U.S. Lawmakers Freeze $700 Million In Aid Huffington Post
Supreme Court to Rule on Immigration Law in Arizona New York Times
Imagining 2076: Connect Your Brain to the Internet. How miserable.
Sino-Forest to default on debt payment Financial Times. Score a big one for John Hempton.
Fat-tail fears catch oil traders between $50 and $150 bets Financial Times
Hedgies vs Obama Felix Salmon (hat tip reader Scott). A nice skewering from last week.
Millionaires on Food Stamps and Jobless Pay? G.O.P. Is on It New York Times
GOP Nullification of Consumer Protection Bureau Law Easily Nullified By a Recess Appointment Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Long-term jobless eye bleak future as benefits end Reuters (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Banks Push for Foreclosures Pact Wall Street Journal. These leaks are getting more specific, but my contacts remain skeptical.
NPR Reports that Debtors’ Prisons Are Alive and Well Nathalie Martin, Credit Slips
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