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Porcupine Species Identified in Brazil National Geographic (Carol B)
Polynesians May Have Invented Binary Math Science (Chuck L)
The Black Gold Brigade Counterpunch (Carol B)
The U.S. Is A Gas-Guzzling Horror Show, In 1 Chart Huffington Post (Carol B). As if you needed proof…
Glaxo Says It Will Stop Paying Doctors to Promote Drugs New York Times. Mirabile dictu.
T-Mobile’s self-defeating resurgence Felix Salmon
Bloomberg Focuses on Rest (as in Rest of the World) New York Times. Oh dear.
China accuses US of ‘harassing’ navy ships Financial Times. This is getting ugly.
Is the renminbi ready for the world? Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
Japan Passes Energy Sector Reform in Wake of Fukushima Oil Price. Shutting the barn door after the horse is in the next county.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Judge Deals Blow to NSA Phone Spying Wall Street Journal
Richard Leon: A Phone Dragnet Is Not a Special Need Marcy Wheeler
Center For American Progress Discloses Corporate Donors After Investigations DSWright, Firedoglake
Child Sex Abuse Crisis of the Religious Right Grows Talk2Action (Chuck L)
BP lawyers accused of misleading court Financial Times
Productivity growth rises to four-year high. Wages don’t Daily Kos (Carol B)
Why stagnation might prove to be the new normal Larry Summers. We are not Summers fans, but here he says he’s not keen about blowing bubbles, which was not so clear from his IMF remarks. This is a really roudabout way to call for more fiscal spending, though, and his caution is striking. He must be angling for a position in the Clinton administration.
The Financial Crisis: Why Have No High-Level Executives Been Prosecuted? Jed S. Rakoff. Note this is close to, and might even exactly replicate, his recent speech at a New York Bar Council. So it’s good to see the New York Review of Books bring this to the attention of a larger audience.
How far would Bank of America go to screw distressed homeowners? Daily Kos (Carol B). Um, they’re asking this now? Where were they when this mattered, as in when the settlement negotiations were on?
Four Ways to Visualize US Income Inequality Visualizing Economics (Chuck L)
On relevance and rigour in macroeconomics Lars P. Syll
Extinction is Guaranteed if We Do Not Colonize Space Ian Welsh. Shorter: Extinction is guaranteed.
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