Yves will be speaking at a conference hosted by the Atlantic in Washington, DC, on Wednesday called “360 Degrees: What Will it Take to Fix the US Economy?” The day long program includes Paul Volcker, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Sheila Bair (don’t get too excited, the big dogs get solo turns, Yves in on a panel). Her session on “Diagnosing a Sick US Economy: Why Did We Get Here and What is the Fix?” is from 10:20 AM to 11:45 AM and you can watch the live stream here.
Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can Discovery Channel (Sideshow).
Bipartisan consensus on weakening Sarbox includes Obama Times editorial. What could go wrong?
The Bloom Comes Off the Unemployment Report Rose Economic Populist.
‘Obama Plans Big Effort to Build Support Among Women‘ Times. Sweetie.
After slaying of 16 Afghan civilians, American Army sergeant held for investigation Boing Boing. Good roundup. Check these tweets from the Beeb’s Kabul correspondent. Afghani reports say more than one soldier. Obama “shocked” [, shocked]. Foreign policy establishment: #FAIL. Gingrich: #FAIL. Poll: #FAIL. Another poll: #FAIL. My question: What do we know now that we didn’t know in 2011, 2010, or 2009? And remind me who was President in 2011, 2010, and 2009? Was it that same guy who courageously opposed “dumb wars” back in 2008? Just asking. –lambert
Why the American Empire Was Destined to Collapse Alternet (MS).
NCAA Men’s Basketball: 2012 Tournament Yahoo Sports. The brackets.
Japan’s rubble economy Al Jazeera. Shovel ready!
NOAA: Fourth Warmest Winter on Record Weather.com. Only the winters of 1991-1992, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 were warmer.
Protesters link arms around the world to decry nuclear power AFP. 140 miles takes 60K people.
Ken Griffin: “I think (the ultra-wealthy) actually have an insufficient influence” Chicago Tribune.
Six Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying Cracked (PQS).
Just Cause and Occupy Oakland Team Up for Foreclosure Defense Occupy Oakland Media Collective.
The 1 percent recovery Chrystia Freeland Reuters.
In the 2010 recovery, 93 percent of the gains were captured by the top 1 percent. That’s because top incomes grew 11.6 percent in 2010, while the incomes of the 99 percent increased only 0.2 percent.
That gain is particularly painful because it comes after an 11.6 percent drop in income for the 99 percent, Saez reports, the largest such fall over a two-year period since the Great Depression.
That’s not a bug. It’s a feature.
Snowclones. An oldie-but-goodie analytical tool for the media critique.
Antidote du jour via Furzy Mouse:
NOTE: The cats next time.