US rice imports ‘contain harmful levels of lead’ BBC (1231239)
How a Maine man lived as a hermit for decades Christian Science Monitor
How a Leafy Folk Remedy Stopped Bedbugs in Their Tracks New York Times
Subsidized Corn Destroying Global Bio-Diversity James Boyce, Triple Crisis
Bitcoin Suffers A Correction Amid Apparent DDOS Attacks On Some Exchanges TechCrunch. TechCrunch needs to get buzzword compatible. “Correction” is not the term of art for a 43% intraday plunge. This is a flash crash. Some bitcoin holders among the TechCrunch editors?
PC Outlook Darkens as Sales Slump Deepens in 1Q Associated Press
Speaking of dancing on people’s graves… Michael Smith (Carol B)
Why Abenomics will work-Joseph Stiglitz Sydney Morning Herald (YY)
The eurozone’s second sovereign restructuring? Joseph Cotterill, FT Alphaville
Brussels Threatens Spain With Fines of 0.1% of GDP Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
Spain and Slovenia told to reform Guardian
Hollande seeks to ‘eradicate’ tax havens Financial Times
Tobin Tax is madness for Europe, and economic war against Britain Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph. The problem is unilateral action.
US must prove Manning helped al-Qaeda Sydney Morning Herald (YY)
US Air Force Begins Grounding Combat Aircraft Associated Press (furzy mouse)
Republicans Attack President’s Budget for Social Security Cuts YouTube. Wow, the interviewee is almost licking his chops.
Elizabeth Warren ‘Shocked’ At White House Plan To Cut Social Security With Chained CPI Huffington Post. Tut-tutting is all well and good, but some real opposition would be better.
White House Budget Curbs Some Deductions for the Wealthy New York Times. Gotta have our optics!
THE END OF OBAMA’S ILLUSIONS Charles Pierce, Esquire. This is really embarrassing. Look, it was super duper obvious from the beginning that Obama never planned to spend any political capital on gun control. Why? From the very outset, he’s described it as “gun control”. No clever Orwellian packaging or even good phrasemaking, which is what you’d see him employ if he intended to put shoulder to wheel. Just shows of empathy for victims and other empty gestures.
Haircuts on Intrade Rajiv Sethi
This is the VaR that slipped through the cracks Lisa Pollack, FT Alphaville
Krugman vs. Stockman Counterpunch (Carol B)
My Cohort Believes QE Only Benefits the Nation’s Wealthiest Bob Lerzner, Forbes. Quelle surprise!
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