Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us. National Geographic. Hhm. First cats, now dogs. This is the theory after more people are owned by their pets?
Painkiller Abuse Calls for Closer Watch on Prescriptions Bloomberg. What??? I thought conventional wisdom was that doctors are too hesitant to treat pain, particularly among women. Just because you have some doctors that will prescribe anything the patient asks for does not mean a widespread crackdown problem. I bet this is a power law problem, a comparatively small number of doctors with extreme practices.
MIT releases open-source software that reveals invisible motion and detail in video ExtremeTech (Carol B)
Astonishing new research shows Nazi camp network twice as big as previously thought Independent (Chuck L)
Indian women use smartphones to ‘pin the creeps’ PhysOrg (Chuck L)
International appeal for the protection of academic independence Steve Keen. Also see his Kickstarter project!
European recession grinds on MacroBusiness
Brave Ireland is the poster-child of EMU cruelty and folly Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Calling Italy’s Tune: I Pagliacci? La Forza del Destino? A Fistful of Euros
Global US drone strikes areppim (furzy mouse)
Boehner sees reform as way to budget deal Financial Times
Obama Asks Health Plans to Report Rising Rates New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg booed at St. Patrick’s Day New York Daily News (Lambert). And it isn’t St. Patrick’s day either!
Newtown Creek In NYC, One Of Most Polluted Areas In US, Awaiting Cleanup Huffington Post (Carol B)
‘A concentration camp for little boys’: Dark secrets unearthed in KKK county Independent (Chuck L). Lordie.
State high court rules big foreclosure trustee broke consumer law Seattle Times (Lynn S)
Australian Towns Awarded A$20 Million in S&P Ratings Case Bloomberg (Lisa E)
Bernanke on long-term interest rates James Hamilton, Econbrowser
Danger as stock-market ‘Greedometer’ flashes red MarketWatch
Student-Loan Securities Stay Hot Wall Street Journal
The Savings Glut Explanation: Why It Might Be Wrong and Why It Matters masaccio, Firedoglake (Carol B). Another reason the global saving glut hypothesis is ridiculous is the level was as high as it was in the mid 2000s in the early 1990s and the world did not fall over.
Antidote du jour. Robert H writes:
Rocky was a stray dog living in a cardboard box, who I fostered for about two months in cooperation with PetConnect Rescue in the D.C. area. http://www.petconnectrescue.org/index.html
The attached pictures were taken after six months with his adoptive family. When I got him Rocky was emaciated and had heartworm, which the organization paid to treat.
Such rescue organizations provide a way to find great dogs and cats because they are selected for fostering on the basis of temperament rather than breeding.