Self-Driving Cars by 2025 OilPrice. This makes me sad. I drive only a few weeks a year, but peculiarly I am a world class parallel parker. This won’t be an impressive skill once self-driving cars are common.
Break Out a Hammer: You’ll Never Believe the Data ‘Wiped’ Smartphones Store Wired. This sounds like an opportunity for some techie: a layperson-friendly app that overwrites rather than wipes data.
US ‘will defend self and S Korea’ BBC. Hhm, the US is joining this war of words. Or not: North Korea: US acts to calm fears over ‘alarming’ atomic plan Guardian
Why China’s economy might topple Martin Wolf, Financial Times. This is as close as Wolf gets to making calls.
Still more Cyprus:
Cyprus finance minister resigns Telegraph
Did Putin Sink Cyprus? New York Times
In defence of Cyprus Cyprus Mail
A failure of compassion Frances Coppola
Underwater: The Netherlands Falls Prey to Economic Crisis Der Spiegel (Ruben)
HBOS chiefs to be slated for failure Financial Times (Richard Smith). Wow, a real investigation. Striking contrast with what happened in the Lehman and AIG failures (the Valukas report was helpful but did not probe some key issues, like managerial failings).
EU data watchdogs take aim at Google Financial Times
Eurozone data stinks up again MacroBusiness
Iran And The Danger of One’s “Own Reality” Moon of Alabama
Two Big Components of the Affordable Care Act Delayed for a Year Firedoglake (Carol B)
Lobbying Power: Another Reason Insurance Exchanges Fail to Control Cost Jon Walker, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Investments in Education May Be Misdirected New York Times
Wages stink at America’s most common jobs CNN (Carol B)
The morality of economics MacroBusiness
Diagnosis: Human New York Times (furzy mouse)
Antidote du jour (Jessica Trinh):