Lambert here: Yves had to shred the JPMorgan settlement, so you get an extra ration of links.
Reprogrammed bacterium speaks new language of life New Scientist. What could go wrong?
What We’ve Learned from the Financial Crisis HBR. What we’ve learned? Crime pays. And if the market are rigged, what can “shareholder value” possibly mean?
How to Pay Millions and Lag Behind the Market Gretchen Morgenson, Times
How the .0001% Made its Money Priceonomics. Handy chart.
A Nation Brought to the Verge of Ruin Counterpunch
I’m Not Going To Pretend That I’m Poor To Be Accepted By You Thought Catalog
Senior officer, NCIS agent are among those arrested in Navy bribery scandal WaPo. Makes ya wonder about those two (2) Air Force nuke generals that got defenestrated last week. Doesn’t it.
Shutdown Showdown (Post-Game Analysis)
What Happens Now? Joe Firestone, New Economic Perspectives
Divided We Stand: Three Psychological Regions of the United States and Their Political, Economic, Social, and Health Correlates [PDF] Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (press release).
Obama’s Goal of Grand Budget Deal Elusive as Talks Begin Businessweek. But since Obama has already put Chained CPI in the budget, the bargain doesn’t have to be “grand” anymore!
AP sources: 476,000 applications filed for Obamacare; officials won’t give enrollment figures AP. The question to ask: “How many uncorrupted, valid, unique 834s per day over the last week?”
For thousands, keeping your old health insurance policy isn’t an option McClatchy. Wow, Obama lied about that? I’m shocked.
Insurers stumble into latest Obamacare glitch Politico. Direct enrollment is allowed, although that doesn’t allow comparison shopping, but is not yet technically possible.
Obamacare sites pirated copyrighted web scripts RT. Even when software is open source, people should still adhere to the licensing agreements — especially putatively tech savvy people like the ObamaCare implementors. It’s nice of Spry Media, the authors of the scripts, not to sue. (Originally covered by the Weekly Standard, for pity’s sake, because the putatively “reality based community” on the putative left can’t be bothered to put down its pom poms and cover the story.)
Bad Government Software James Kwak, Baseline Scenario
Doomed From the Start: Why Obamacare’s Disastrous Rollout is No Surprise Foreign
PolicyAffairs. On the money.
Hillary Clinton endorses Terry McAuliffe for Virginia governor CBS. That we’re even talking about 2016 is a measure of the desperation of the political class.
In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New High Gallup (DCBlogger)
False fronts CJR. Money quote: “I would never have worn white pants.”
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame The Diplomat
Ma’am, Your Burger Has Been Paid For Times. Somebody did this for me at the University union, so I passed it on.
This column will change your life: the truth about inefficiency Guardian. Zeitgeist alert: “Dark patterns.”
Brandel Chamblee’s PGA Tour season grades are in — and Tiger Woods gets an ‘F’ Golf. Now I know why CEOs like the guy so much.
Born Sixty-Eight Years Ago Today BLCKDGRD
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