Please forgive the short links section. You got more posts than usual for a Saturday instead. I hope you will put up any juicy items I overlooked in comments.
Billions on Flood Barriers Now Might Save New York City Bloomberg. Richard Smith was e-mailed me about the barriers in the UK to protect London as soon as the storm hit. A monster growth business for the Dutch!
An Outcast Among Peers Gains Traction on Alzheimer’s Cure Wall Street Journal
Amnesty International and the Human Rights Industry Counterpunch (Tom E)
Barclays in US probe over Saudi licence Financial Times
Prediction Market Manipulation: A Case Study Rajiv Sethi
The Romney “Landslide” That Wasn’t Media Matters (furzy mouse)
White People Mourning Romney Tumblr (Lambert)
Mapping Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama’s Re-election FloatingSheep (Dr. Kevin). But this isn’t news. 88% of the white voters in Alabama voted against Obama in 2008.
How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis Pew Foundation. Garrett remarks:
Gobsmacked. A slightly higher % of LDS voted for Obama in 2012 than they did for Kerry in 2004…and apparently 1% voted third party. I am almost proud of my co-religionists. :)
Obama to Insist on Tax Increase for the Wealthy New York Times
The phony fiscal cliff: expect tax cuts extended and spending cuts postponed Grover Norquist, Guardian
Petraeus Steps Down as C.I.A. Chief, Saying He Had Affair New York Times
Exclusive: Clinton would dominate 2016 Iowa caucuses, PPP shows Politico (furzy mouse)
Foreclosure Starts Reach 2007 Levels, LPS Explains Rise in Delinquencies DSNews(Lisa Epstein). The official story is this is just noise in a trend.
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):