Awesome! New image of Horsehead Nebula in infrared Earthsky (FM)
There’s no need for all this economic sadomasochism David Graeber, Guardian. Shout-outs, Philip Pilkington and Warren Mosler.
Boston Marathon Bombing
The Shut-Down Question Emptywheel
Did Watertown’s top cop tell a big, big lie? Cannonfire
Researchers urge brain autopsy of bombing suspect Boston Globe
How will the Boston shutdown affect workers? Salon. Hazard pay for Dunkin Donuts workers?
The Tsarnaevs and me Salon
The social media tail mustn’t wag the MSM dog Felix Salmon, Reuters. A rare weekend appearance!
Perils of placing faith in a thin theory Wolfgang Münchau, FT
Yet More Fun With Reinhart and Rogoff CEPR. And it is! It is!
Destructive Creativity Paul Krugman, Times
Reinhart/Rogoff-gate isn’t the first time austerians have used bad data Mike Konczal, WaPo
Republican Party of Benton County Newsletter (via) “The 2nd amendment means nothing unless those in power believe you would have no problem simply walking up and shooting them if they got too far out of line and stopped responding as representatives.” Because well regulated.
King George II Beppe Grillo’s Blog
Data shift to lift US economy 3% FT. One hates to be cynical…
Great Recession and Not-So-Great Recovery Gavyn Davies, FT
The Latest Economic Data Has Returned To Being Lukewarm Positive Business Insider
Environment 1, Economy 0 Frieddogleg
One Good Reason Why Space Travel Will Happen In Your Lifetime Gadling. There’s beat sweetening, and then there’s beat saccharine.
The Left’s Top 25 Journalists Daily Beast. #5: Fred Hiatt. Oh, Tina?
Is American Nonviolence Possible? Opinionator, Times
Valedictatorian Blogarach ~ Who Was IOZ? Educational testing as control fraud.
God Bless Benno Schmidt Crooked Timber. “Craft a special package.”
Maine farmers speak out against local food sovereignty movement Bangor Daily News
What We Talked About At ISA: Cognitive Assemblages The Disorder of Things. Not an easy read. But very interesting.
Creativity, Capital and Commons in the Contemporary City: The Eastside Island, Pt. 2 the shape of utopia to come. Land use and the creative class.
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