New Surgical Rating Tool Gives Mediocre Grades to Major Institutions Patient Safety Blog
Confused photocopiers randomly rewriting scanned documents ars technica (Lambert)
Official: Tepco Plan Could Cause Fukushima Reactor Buildings to “Topple” George Washington
Forget ‘taper’ risk: China is a bigger threat Financial Times (Scott)
Record recession hits Italy Guardian
Washington Threatens Pakistan with Sanctions if it continues with Iran Pipeline OilPrice. The signaling looks ugly. Pakistan actually mentioned its status as a nuclear power in politely telling the US it needed to go ahead (the message was also implicitly, “give us as much oil or gas as Iran will and we might reconsider”)
Without Warning, US Bombs Yemen CommonDreams (Doug Terpstra)
Manning’s maximum sentence cut Guardian
Big Brother is Watching You Watch:
New U.S. spying revelations coming from Snowden leaks – journalist Reuters (Deontos)
Pissing Off Friends is a Doomed Strategy CounterPunch (Carol B)
Obama: ‘We don’t have a domestic spying program’ Reuters. My nominee for Obama’s “I did not have sex with that woman” quote.
The Ecuadorian Library Bruce Sterling (BoingBoing, referred by Deontos)
Drought-Stricken New Mexico Farmers Drain Aquifer To Sell Water For Fracking Resilience (John L)
Help! Police! Daily Kos. OMG, you need to read this…
Fleecing Pensioners to Save the Banks CounterPunch (sgt. doom, Deontos)
Chapter 9 Hysteria in the Wall Street Journal Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
SEC Self-Indexing Ruling “Jeopardises ETF Brand” Index Universe
Private-Equity Payout Debt Surges Wall Street Journal (skippy). Also known as equity-stripping.
Some Thoughts on the Dual Mandate: Right Goals, Wrong Agency? New Economic Perspectives
The Lame “Uncertainty” Defense James Kwak. On DeLong’s efforts to rewrite the record on Brooksley Born to make Summers look better.
Crazy Fedspeak Tim Duy
Objectors’ Siren Song Enchants During Article 77 Proceeding Isaac Gradman. If you are remotely interested in the $8.5 billion “get out of liability almost free” settlement that Bank of New York is foisting onto investors on behalf of Bank of America (when BoNY is contractually obligated to operate on behalf of the investors!) you need to read this post.
A Dream Foreclosed: As Obama Touts Recovery, New Book Reveals Racist Roots of Housing Crisis Democracy Now! (Lambert)
Do wage shares have to fall with globalisation? Business Line
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