Olympic medal firm in pollution suit Guardian
Kenyan officials claim last push to end mall siege Associated Press
Americans among Nairobi mall attackers, Kenyan official says Sydney Morning Herald (furzy mouse)
This is the end of GM crops in Denmark Coalition of States for GMO Labeling (furzy mouse)
Some Syria Links Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Are Internet Backbone Pen Registers Constitutional? Just Security
Metadata Equals Surveillance Bruce Schneier
President Obama speaks out on Trade Promotion Authority Politico. In which Obama comes right out and says Boeing owes him a payoff, um, gold watch. Just a joke, of course.
Lower Health Insurance Premiums to Come at Cost of Fewer Choices New York Times (furzy mouse). And this is not necessary. I have a cheap indemnity plan, which means I can see anyone, even go straight to a specialist. There’s no excuse for all the ripoffs, except of course that they can get away with them.
Clinton Global Initiative Is Market For Favor Trading, Credibility Laundering DS Wright, Firedoglake
Detroit’s Casino-Tax Dollars Become Big Issue in Bankruptcy Case New York Times (furzy mouse)
Crash Course in Disequilibrium Economics Steve Keen
Do European fines deter price fixing? VoxEU. Wow, says fines ought to be much higher!
The idiocy of crowds Felix Salmon
CFTC warns over funds to protect public Financial Times
Dr Doom says buy shares MacroBusiness
Bernanke’s Head Fake Sends Stocks Soaring CounterPunch (Carol B)
Housing Smoke and Mirrors (18) – “The Mendacity of HOPE (and HARP and HAMP)” Global Economic Intersection
Gauging the trajectory of the US housing market Sober Look. I’m not surprised, since Aug home sales are the result of contracts entered into in June and July. I heard a lot of reports of buyers rushing to close deals on the fear that the taper talk/reality would only make matters worse, so they wanted to get through what they thought was a closing window. I had said earlier we wouldn’t get a good reading on the impact of the early summer rate rise before the September data was in.
US manufacturing data dips Guardian
JPMorgan faces US charges on mortgage-backed securities Financial Times
Life on a trailer park BBC. At least in Alabama, living in a mobile home is a necessary but not sufficient condition for losing everything in a tornado.
4 Reasons Not to Contribute To Your 401k MoneyMuser (Carol B)
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