Snow in the Desert Foreign Policy (Valissa). Google the title if you don’t want to deal with free registration. The pictures are wild. Meanwhile, it is supposed to be 55 here in NYC on Sunday.
‘The dog ate my passport’ Telegraph
Verizon’s “Six Strikes” Anti-Piracy Measures Unveiled Torrent Freak
The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck Mother Jones (Another Gordon)
Mineworker Debt Mounts as South African Lending Booms Bloomberg. Also know as “financial deepening”.
Japanomics strikes a revolutionary note Peter Tasker, Financial Times
Senate Dems: We’ll back Obama if he raises debt limit unilaterally The Hill (Aquifer)
“Failure of Epic Proportions”: Treasury Nominee Jack Lew’s Pro-Bank, Austerity, Deregulation Legacy Democracy Now. Contrast with: Krugman on the Economy, Jack Lew, and You Bill Moyers
Wall Street thanks you for your service, Tim Geithner Dean Baker, Guardian. Actually, JP Morgan would have failed too. It runs a massive clearing operation and has bigger risks there than in the bank. Why do you think it was the one to stick the knife in Lehman and MF Global?
‘Whale’ Is Threat to Dimon Bonus Wall Street Journal
AIG Sues Federal Reserve Vehicle in Dispute Over Lawsuit Rights Wall Street Journal. The NY Fed has disputed AIG’s right to intervene in the $8.5 billion Bank of America settlement. AIG’s pleading was particularly good on why BofA was on the hook for Countrywide liability.
Sharers, Takers, Carers, Makers TripleCrisis
The Good Without The Awful John Hussman. Forgot to link to this earlier in the week…
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