Whaddya know, my first day of links and it’s a palindrome date.
For Detroit, a Crisis Born of Bad Decisions and Crossed Fingers NYT. Compare the “official story” with: How Deadbeat Banks Pushed Detroit To The Brink by yours truly in The National Memo. A bit of self-promotion, I’ll actually be on MSNBC this morning (10:30am ET), believe it or not, talking about this story. It’s so rare that they do anything on housing/foreclosures, it’s exciting.
Mary Jo White confirmation hearing:
Elizabeth Warren Skewered the SEC’s Record for the Past Two Years Business Insider
Nationstar Suit Questions Servicer’s Authority to Sell Mortgage Notes DSNews (h/t Lisa Epstein)
Can the Fed Burst the Next Bubble Before It’s Too Late Mark Thoma, The Fiscal Times
Taxing Away Inequality: A Conversation with Emmanuel Saez Boston Review (h/t Lambert)
Research ties inequality to a gap in life expectancy The Washington Post. I don’t expect this to make it over to the editorial board.
The Unlikely Friends of Austerity Mainly Macro
Offshore London and the escape from the U.S. Dodd-Frank bill Nick Shaxson (h/t Richard Smith)
Jeremiah Goulka, C-130 Math and a Cargo of Pork Tom Dispatch
Rand Paul’s Lonely Stand The American Prospect
Bradley Manning Full Statement Released Freedom of the Press Foundation
Manufacturing slump sends sterling crashing to three-year low The Guardian (UK)
Phillippe Sands quits Lib Dems in protest at support for secret courts The Guardian (UK)
Japan Discovers New Gas Source Macrobusiness
My Testimony at the South Portland City Council hearing on Tar Sands The Punk Patriot
Judge approves use of “truth serum” on accused Aurora shooter James Holmes The Guardian (UK) (h/t Lambert)
The troubling things I learned when I re-reported Bob Woodward’s book on John Belushi Slate. The shoddiness is not new.
Creating indestructible self-healing circuits Science Daily (Lambert)
Huge Florida mosquitoes: Monster insects are called “Gallinippers” Christian Science Monitor
Ukranian Killer Dolphins Deserted to Seek Mates RIA Novosti
Now you’re in for a treat. Antidotes du jour on my watch will be my own dogs. Today we have Stella, my 10 year-old Boston terrier: