Two can play at that suicidal game! Economist
America’s Cup: How Oracle won tech race (perhaps) New Zealand Herald
American Workers: Hanging on by the Skin of Their Teeth Counterpunch. Party like it’s 2009.
How Bad Was It? The Costs and Consequences of the 2007–09 Financial Crisis [PDF] Dallas Fed (furzy mouse)
Three Unlearned Lessons From the Financial Crisis Simon Johnson, Bloomberg
The Big Lie of the Post-Crisis Ryan Chittun, CJR. Shout-out to Bill Black. “The”?
Americans doubt Obama’s effectiveness on Syria Economist/YouGov poll. “Which world leader was most effective during the Syrian crisis?” Vladimir Putin: 49%; Barack Obama: 25%.
When Rouhani Met Ollie North Foreign Policy
Destroying the Islamic Courts Union in Somalia Caused the Nairobi Mall Attack Ian Welsh (furzy mouse)
Do You Really Want to Bet Against China? Justin Fox, HBR
Big Brother Is Watching Watch
Dianne Feinstein Accidentally Confirms That NSA Tapped The Internet Backbone TechDirt (CL). Jail time for DiFi under the Espionage Act?
US intelligence chiefs urge Congress to preserve surveillance programs Guardian. Generaloberst Alexander: “I believe it is in the nation’s best interest to put all the phone records into a lockbox – yes.”
Sen. Ron Wyden: NSA ‘repeatedly deceived the American people’ Glenn Greenwald, Guardian
Countdown To Obamacare Sarah Kliff Q&A, WaPo
Against All Odds: What One Family’s Experience Tells Us About Medicaid’s Enduring Role Health Affairs. Medicaid boomlet lately, probably due to AK market state-style privatization experiment. Kaching!
Keystone Pipeline Project Faces Nebraska Court Showdown Bloomberg. “The legislature is not empowered to delegate power to a private company at the expense of its residents.”
FAQ: All About The New Google “Hummingbird” Algorithm Search Engine Land (“pushy suggestions”).
What Does the Zapruder Film Really Tell Us? Smithsonian
Landmark 2013 IPCC Report: 95% Chance Most of Global Warming is Human-Caused Weather Underground
Which Way To Heaven? The Archdruid Report
Antidote du jour:
September is spring in Australia and Save the Koala Month.