Nuts ‘cut 30-year death rates’ Belfast Telegraph
Nuke troubles run deep; key officers “burned out” AP. Dateline: Burpleson AFB.
FX Dealers Said to Use Day Traders to Make Personal Bets Bloomberg. Probably a few “bad apples.”
Man claims Bank of America gave him heart attack, files lawsuit WSOC (Charlotte). Why not a class action suit?
Obamacare website developers rush to fix bug suggesting hacking methods Guardian. XSS attacks are possible. Basic, basic QA not handled.
White House email chain shows launch fears Politico. Obama’s “I was not directly informed” (note weasel adverb) looks like he arranged plausible deniability for himself.
The State of Obamacare Krugman, New York Times. “[A]nyone counting on Obamacare to collapse is probably making a very bad bet.” If it’s that cut and dried, putative liberals like Krugman would do better to look out the Acela window, consult their putative consciences on the suffering and excess deaths, and use the ObamaCare rollout as the superb teaching opportunity it is to show the virtues of an even better system. But then, I live in the real world.
Why does health care cost so much in America? Ask Harvard’s David Cutler PBS. “More skin in the game.” It’s only real skin if you’re not rich, of course.
Obamacare is the Trojan horse for what!? Don McCann, PNHP
Obama Intensifies CEO Outreach as Tea Party Draws Business Ire Bloomberg. “Obama’s interest in helping Boehner…”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Known NSA Collaborators Another Word for It
Harsh Realities in Wake of Typhoon Haiyan The Diplomat
The overselling of behavioral economics Reuters. Well, so much for Sunstein and Orszag. Paper: “[I]t would be surprising if the main policy implications of evidence documenting the failure of individual choice were a turn toward regulatory instruments that preserve individual choice.” Oddly, or not, ObamaCare is all about “choice.”
Blame Rich, Overeducated Elites as Our Society Frays Bloomberg. I wouldn’t say “over-educated.” I’d say “highly credentialled.”
Wassily Leontief and Larry Summers on technological unemployment Marginal Revolution
Why the future looks sluggish Martin Wolf, FT
Capitalism Redefined Democracy
Wall Street Isn’t Worth It Jacobin
Sex in the Senate Politico. “Bobby Baker’s salacious secret history of Capitol Hill.” Corruption as practiced way back when.
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