There Are 5,000 Janitors in the U.S. with PhDs Gawker (hat tip Lambert). My uncle the lobsterman has a PhD. But that doesn’t count since he got it when he was 74, and then in lobstering (marine biology, and his dissertation was on lobsters).
The Very Real Danger of Genetically Modified Foods Atlantic (hat tip Lambert). Monsanto is the most evil company, despite the intense competition.
Law Blog Fireside: The Personal Injury Lawyer in the Mountain Dew Mouse Case Wall Street Journal
The history of cancer Tehelka (hat tip reader May S)
Slow Growth In Health Spending And Utilization Continues Health Affairs (hat tip Lambert). Quelle surprise! Broke people can’t spend much on medical care.
German Yields South of Zero Wall Street Journal
UniCredit’s Weak Share Offering Is Poor Omen in Europe New York Times
Picasso painting stolen in Greece during art heist Christian Science Monitor. Were they really stolen, or liberated to protect them from being hocked like the Parthenon?
Afghanistan: ‘Slave-like’ conditions at Swedish army base revealed World Star (hat tip reader May S)
Geithner Seeks China’s Support on Iran Bloomberg. WTF? This would traditionally be a State Department issue. And it’s not as if the US and China have much common ground on this issue.
Nigeria’s oil disasters are met by silence Michael Keating, Guardian (hat tip reader May S)
Emerging markets’ golden age is at an end Peter Tasker, Financial Times
Blow to Obama after chief of staff quits Financial Times. And before you get too excited at Jamie Dimon’s loss, remember: Jack Lew: Obama’s OMB Pick Oversaw Citigroup Unit That Shorted Housing Market Huffington Post.
US consumer borrowing jumps in November Financial Times
Wall Street Weighs Pay Limits for Junior Bankers Bloomberg. The way you’ll know a real sea change is underway is when townhouses that were reassembled from multi unit rentals are broken up again into apartments.
Promises that proved ultimately empty John Gapper, Financial Times
Bank of America building facing foreclosure MSNMoney (hat tip Max Gardner)
More Firms Enjoy Tax-Free Status Wall Street Journal
The Fed on Mortgage Servicing Adam Levitin. On the speech by Sarah Bloom Raksin, which while encouraging, looks like an outlier at the Fed.
Occupy is the 2011 word of the year American Dialect Society (hat tip Lambert)
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