EU warns wasting environmental resources could spark new recession Guardian (hat tip Joe Costello)
Classical music’s ethically compromised funders Overgrown Path (hat tip Michael Thomas). Intriguing. Funding from banks is now seen to be as tainted as funding from Big Tobacco.
An Uproar on the Web Over $2 Fee by Verizon New York Times. This is pretty outrageous.
Should the World of Toys Be Gender-Free? New York Times. I should never read articles like this. I’m still not convinced the purported differences between girl and boy play styles are not influenced by social signaling (mind you, I hated dolls and my favorite toddler toy was a crash car. It was SO much fun making it fly into pieces).
China reveals its space plans up to 2016 Associated Press
Deepening Crisis Over Euro Pits Leader Against Leader Wall Street Journal
Egypt’s Forces Raid Offices of Nonprofits, 3 Backed by U.S. New York Times
Marginalizing Ron Paul Truthdig (hat tip reader 1SK)
Cost Cutting Leaves Residents in the Dark New York Times
Five Charts Useful for Framing the Economic Debate in 2012 Jesse (hat tip reader Scott)
Charities get more donated homes USA Today
Short Sales of Homes Increasing Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Rakoff accuses SEC of misleading federal court Financial Times (hat tip reader Paul S)
Fannie and Freddie Fantasies Bill Black
The Miracle of Solvency Golem IV (hat tip reader Foppe)
‘Money Needs Laws’ Der Speigel (hat tip Joe Costello). Don’t get excited, this is a big time rationalization (as in he seems to believe his PR). Contrast with: Moral Bankruptcy, the Bankers’ Edition Abigail Field
The Dumbest Idea In The World: Maximizing Shareholder Value Forbes. Is this the bookend to the Michael Jensen HBR article that argued that corporate executives needed to be paid like entrepreneurs (which would actually, on the whole, mean badly) and set of the vogue of equity-related compensation?
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