Cory Booker’s Silicon Valley cash Ryun Chittun, CJR
Criminal, Victim or Just Stupid?? Cassandra Does Tokyo. Bruno Iksil.
Thousands of Marylanders are losing homes in second wave of foreclosures WaPo. Shadow inventory.
Suddenly, a ray of hope for the Post Dan Froomkin, CJR
Bezos/Washington Post The Big Picture. “Paywalls are for pussies.”
The origins of the Forbes 400 Marginal Revolution
The Problem with 401(k) Plans Baseline Scenario
Look Who’s Locking Horns Over Retirement Accounts Jason Zweig, Online WSJ
What Paul Krugman is getting wrong… Angry Bear. Lower labor share.
U.S. Companies Thrive as Workers Fall Behind Floyd Norris, Times
Fast Food Wage War: Thousands of Protests Coming This Year, Says Movement Leader Yahoo Finance. SEIU.
Remarks by the President in a Press Conference White House. Top quote: “Q Can you understand, though, why some people might not trust what you’re saying right now about wanting to — THE PRESIDENT: No, I can’t” (hat tip, MontanaMaven).
Obama describes Putin as ‘like a bored kid’ Reuters.Stay gold, Ponyboy! Stay gold!
Big Brother Is Watching Watch
NSA loophole allows warrantless search for US citizens’ emails and phone calls Guardian. Section 702.
What It Means To Be An NSA ‘Target’ Gizmodo Australia
Jennifer Hoelzer’s Insider’s View Of The Administration’s Response To NSA Surveillance Leaks TechDirt (KS). Wyden staffer.
The Snowden effect The Economist
Yemenis call U.S. drone strikes an overreaction to al Qaida threat McClatchy. During Ramadan, too. Nice timing.
We fear what we’re told to fear, not what we should fear. Like Fukushima Fabius Maximus. Fukushima roundup.
The changing debate over China’s economy Michael Pettis
Why I changed my mind on weed Sanjay Gupta, CNN
Study finds online ratings easily overinflated Boston Globe
Towards a radical new theory of Anglo-American slavery, and vindication of free markets Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
World of Craft ~ On Greed Systems High Arka
Why a mathematician will be talking to a theologian Magic, Maths and Money. Too many typos, but thought-provoking.
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Bonus antidote: Dutch farmer builds water slide for pigs. Make up your own jokes!