Polynesian DNA mysteriously shows up in a Brazilian tribe ars technica (Carol B)
Monsanto’s Next Target: Democracy Alternet
Red meat chemical ‘damages heart’, say US scientists BBC. I’ve done a lot of better living through chemistry experiments (except the more socially common verboten substances kind) but somehow managed never to do
Paris Marathon Generates Energy from Runners Footsteps OilPrice. So when do gyms start harvesting energy from stationary bikes and elliptical trainers?
Google target of Microsoft-led antitrust complaint PhysOrg. Godzilla v. Mothra!
Scientific Articles Accepted (Personal Checks, Too) New York Times
N Korea urges foreigners to leave Seoul Financial Times. I’m at the point where I wish they’d do their rocket test so we don’t have to listen to this any more.
Japan’s currency war has just begun MacroBusiness. I doubt it will be permitted to go too far. Japan was perceived as a basket case the last time around, when the rest of the world (ex the post 1997 recovering Asian Tigers) were doing well.
QE on steroids in Japan Philip Pilkington, FT Alphaville
Pettis: China not headed for disaster MacroBusiness
Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette Glenn Greenwald
‘Ding Dong!’: Margaret Thatcher’s foes celebrate death of former PM Sydney Morning Herald (YY)
The Queen Mother of Global Austerity and Financialization Michael Hudson and Jeff Sommers, CounterPunch
Dancing with the stars Michael Smith (Carol B)
Thatcher Fiscal Policies Are Still a Tough Sell for Europe New York Times
Margaret Thatcher’s death greeted with little sympathy by Orgreave veterans Guardian (ginnie nyc)
Origins of C.I.A.’s Not-So-Secret Drone War in Pakistan New York Times (Carol B)
Obama Budget Splits The Democratic Party DSWright, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Jobs Report, Market Reaction, Fedhead Response All So Predictable, Who Believes This Crap? Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner
The Rise of “Debtors’ Prisons” in the US Jonathan Turley
Quantitative Easing & the Housing Market Chris Whalen
BlackRock urges Fed to rein in QE3 Financial Times. Agree in spades with the distortion issue, but read their assumptions about the labor market. These MOTU have NO idea what it’s like out here in the real world.
Dimon Exit Seen Hastened If JPMorgan Names Separate Chairman Bloomberg. These guys need to be reminded of Clemenceau’s saying: “The graveyards are full of indispensable men.” And that assumes you buy the Dimon hagiography.
Measuring potential output: Eye on the financial cycle Claudio Borio, Piti Disyatat, Mikael Juselius, VoxEU. Geeky but very important if you are into this sort of thing
The Slow Death of the American Author New York Times (furzy mouse). This is 100% accurate. I can’t afford to write another book.
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