Snowy owls strike 5 planes at NYC area airports Syracuse (bob). Um, I think it’s more accurate to say the planes hit the birds…
Deaths Raise Questions at Apple Contractor New York Times
A Huge Chinese Bitcoin Arbitrage Has Disappeared Business Insider
Police Pull Out of Kiev Square After Move on Demonstrators New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
NSA uses Internet cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking Washington Post
NSA Failures and Terror Successes Drive the Dragnet Marcy Wheeler
Americans Suddenly Discovering How Insurance Works American Prospect
Poll: Can the economy rescue Obama from Obamacare? USA Today. No, USA Today does not do irony.
Lawmakers agree on $85 billion budget package Washington Post
New bipartisan plan to ‘only’ cut food stamp benefits for 1.7 million Daily Kos (Carol B)
Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence Associated Press (Lambert)
What Volcker Rule means for Wall Street trading John Carney, CNBC
Volcker Rule Finalized With Wall Street Responsible For Judging Compliance Shahien Nasiripour, Huffington Post
Now There Is a Volcker Rule Matt Levine, Bloomberg
Mel Watt confirmed Politico :-(
Krugman, Helicopters, and Consolidation New Economics Perspectives
Bubble deniers — now and then Lars P. Syll
Be prepared for bubble trouble ahead Financial Times
When economic theory fails the maths exam Steve Keen
Lambert’s find of the day!
First you need to read this Patrick Durusau post: ThisPlusThat.me: [Topic Vectors?].
Now Lambert has determined the following:
Obama + integrity – charisma
Obama – integrity + charisma
BOTH yield Obama himself, and George W Bush!
I don’t know if that is a stunning insight or not!
Antidote du jour (Josh):