Your humble blogger will be on Harry Shearer’s Le Show this Sunday, originating at 1 pm ET live on many public radio stations, and aired on many others throughout the day. Good streams are available all day, each hour, at publicradiofan.com. The topic is the Independent Foreclosure Review fiasco.
Humpback whales able to learn from others, study finds PhysOrg (Robert M). I’m not sure why this is a big deal. My cats learn from each other, particularly methods for manipulating humans (hence “copycat”) and whales are smarter than cats.
Comet of the century? ISON has ‘potential’ to be visible all day Christian Science Monitor
Tracking gunfire with a smartphone EureakAlert (Chuck L)
Japan’s ‘wall of money’ proves elusive for global markets Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Chanos: China is getting worse MacroBusiness
Southern Europe’s Recession Threatens to Spread North New York Times. Not news if you’ve been following Europe….
Merkel speech highlights European divide Financial Times
Study reveals austerity’s harmful impact on health in Greece PNHP (Lambert)
Thatcher’s Coup Counterpunch (Carol B)
Surely Obama is not a lame-duck president already? Guardian. One can only hope….
The Chained CPI in people terms Columbia Journalism Review
Why It Would Be Great if Congress Was Forced to Buy Their Own Health Insurance at Full Cost Jon Walker, Firedoglake
Study suggests US companies use overseas workers to cut wages The Register. Quelle surprise!
Judge Made Call to Advise Suspect of Rights Wall Street Journal
Boston highlights healthcare’s lost promise: it’s charity now, policy later Helaine Olen, Alternet
Good News, New Yorkers: You Might Get Your Sandy Repair Money After All Village Voice (Mrs G)
The factors driving the US housing market have less and less to do with genuine market forces Gillian Tett, Financial Times. Notice difference between front page teaser (preceding line) and the article headline: US mortgage market depends on state support.
Tech Glitch Paralyzes Trading in Options Wall Street Journal
The 1 Percent’s Solution Paul Krugman, New York Times
The Treasury’s Mistaken View on Too Big to Fail Simon Johnson, New York Times
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