Wolves howl like humans, new voice recognition study shows The Conversation
Megastore for Thai Monks Brings One-Stop Retail to Buddhism Wall Street Journal (Lambert)
WATCH: A BAR MITZVAH INVITATION LIKE NO OTHER Jewish Reporter (furzy mouse). I want this kid’s parents.
Bo Xilai to face trial on corruption charges Financial Times
China bans building of government offices Financial Times
Abenomics has worked wonders but can it save Japan? Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
No-fly zone in Syria ‘no less than an act of war,’ top general says Christian Science Monitor (furzy mouse)
Egypt: Preparing The Repression Moon of Alabama
Doctors picking their own prices Washington Post. WaPo is taking up the Washington Monthly story we flagged last week on AMA pricefixing.
Health Law’s Success Rests on the Young Wall Street Journal
Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not Useful Triple Crisis
Obama’s Economy Speech July 24,2013: Screaming Goat Version YouTube (Dr. Kevin). I can’t put my finger on why this appeals to me. Maybe because the only audience that will buy what Obama is selling is screaming goats. Or maybe it’s just silly.
Tax writers promise 50 years of secrecy for senators’ suggestions The Hill (furzy mouse)
The troubled promise of reshoring Guardian
Watchdog: Borrowers in Obama housing program re-defaulting CNN (Scott). If you read the piece, the redefaulters are most often the ones that received small and presumably inadequate mods.
Petitions versus Larry Summers at the Fed: MoveOn and Daily Kos. Please sign both. No point in taking chances. Howeve, when Ezra Klein ran a piece earlier this week declaring Summers to be the White House’s fave, a connected colleague begged to differ, saying a clique at the White House was pushing Summers, which was not the same thing. The rapid reaction by party stalwarts seems more in line with my buddy’s reading than Klein’s.
Banks should keep out of mines and warehouses John Gapper, Financial Times
Antidote du jour (Edge of the Plank). Also furzy mouse’s 95 year old mother died. Please give her your condolences.