Feeling blue? Blame it on the solstice McClatchy (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
Drought has killed up to 10 percent of Texas woodland trees McClatchy (hat tip reader Buzz Potamkin)
An Open Letter From Internet Engineers to the U.S. Congress EFF (hat tip Lambert Strether). On SOPA.
Europe Banks Rush To Grasp Lifeline Wall Street Journal
ECB Bazooka is a fizzer MacroBusiness
How to avoid the ‘zombification’ of Europe George Magus, Financial Times
The eurozone crisis is not about market discipline Dean Baker, Aljazeera
Former tabloid reporter contradicts Piers Morgan’s testimony in phone hacking case McClatchy (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Confessions of a British tabloid newspaper reporter John Gapper, Financial Times (hat tip Buzz Potamkin)
Finland ‘finds Patriot missiles’ on China-bound ship BBC (hat tip reader YY)
Blogs bash Obama’s historic claim Politico. If you have any doubts as to whether Obama is narcissist, this should settle them.
Experts See a False Dawn in Economy’s Recent Gains New York Times
Indignant rich round on protest movement Financial Times. The more they talk, the more they reveal how out of touch they are.
Why Are We Forced to Worship at the Feet of ‘Mythical’ Financial Markets Controlled by the Elite? Alternet (hat tip reader Aquifer)
“We Own Wall Street” Eliot Spitzer, Slate (hat tip reader PQS)
At Wal-Mart a Microcosm of U.S. Inequalities Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
LEGALITY OF NON TRANSPARENT TRANSFER OF MF GLOBAL ASSETS TO JP MORGAN QUESTIONED Managed Futures Education Center. Whoops, saw this a couple of days ago but neglected to link to it.
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