Readers: Yves is either packing for the road or on the road, and so she may well do some post-Links posting later this morning. –lambert
Austerity is not the only answer to a debt problem R-R, FT. Now they tell us! Fixed it for ya. Also: more straw, vicar?
Obama picks Pritzker for commerce post FT. Used to be a bribe only bought you an ambassadorship.
The Oregon Experiment — Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes NEJM. Medicaid makes poor people less depressed and more secure financially (more). Can’t have that!
Misunderstanding Oregon Health Care Blog. Health care isn’t health.
Regulators Blame Libor Fixing On The Sex, Drugs, And Lavish Perks Of London Banking Business Insider. As opposed to control fraud.
The Ghetto Is Public Policy Ta-Nehisi Coates. Important.
Turns out much-hyped settlement still allows banks to steal homes David Dayen, Salon
Just How Many Climate “Sceptics” Are There? Desmogblog
May Day ostriches Beppe Grillo
Why Not Target a 3% Unemployment Rate? Businessweek. Why not a jobs guarantee?
Americans Most Upbeat in Five Years as Firings Slow: Economy Bloomberg. So will the beatings stop now?
The lost generation Economist
Italy should use its gold reserves to force a change in EMU policy Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
The Klown Quotient Increases Power of Narrative. Boston (cf. “we all very voluntarily did what had been asked of us”).
Motivated Reasoning Above the Market
With Great Power Baseline Scenario. Excel and data corruption in bioinformatics.
Messages From the Future: The Fate of Google Glass The Interactivist (ScottS)
Where Did All The Search Traffic Go? BuzzFeed
The Shape of Time The Archdruid Report
Antidote du jour (furzy mouse):