Steven Pinker’s ‘Better Angels of our nature’ LA Review of Books (hat tip reader Foppe)
Tennessee family home burns while firefighters watch Sideshow (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Endangered crocodile finds new life at nuclear power plant Sideshow (hat tip reader furzy mouse). No, this is not the plot of a horror movie.
Colossal Nuclear Cleanup Challenges Japan New York Times
Glenn Greenwald launches his fundraiser today
Need for an Orderly Withdrawal Mechanism from the Euro and the Eurozone Henry Liu (hat tip reader Nathan)
Sarkozy, Merkel call for new E.U. treaty to address debt crisis Washington Post
Zilch again from Merkozy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Geithner Backs French-German Plan for Tighter EU Bloomberg. What is he supposed to do, say “this plan sucks” and tank the markets?
China’s capital flight MacroBusiness
Equities and Basel III’s Liquidity Requirements Economics of Contempt (hat tip reader Scott)
For the Families of Some Debtors, Death Offers No Respite Wall Street Journal (hat tip Doug S)
Bank-Run Risk in the Shadows Wall Street Journal (hat tip reader Scott)
Wealthiest New Yorkers face tax rise Financial Times. Can the headline writer read?
Under the new rate structure, the wealthiest earners – those making more than $2m a year – are to be taxed at 8.82 per cent, down from the 8.97 per cent they now pay under a surcharge implemented in 2009.
Wreckage at MF Global continues: “my account is gone” Reuters (hat tip reader Lance N)
Day of Action Against Home Foreclosures: Live Broadcast. Occupy Wall Street
Here’s What’s Happening At New York’s Occupy Our Homes Protest Right Now Clusterstock (hat tip reader furzy mouse)
Occupy Anchorage Igloo (hat tip reader Lambert Strether)
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