Preliminary sign of a coming contraction Angry Bear
Facing the Future – Mitigating a Liquidity Crunch Automatic Earth
Why Do People Hate Optimists? The Atlantic. Because “hope and change” poisoned the brand?
I fell off the left-right continuum today Bill Mitchell
Wynne Godley: Interest rates, growth and the primary balance Frances Coppola, Credit Writedowns
Ideas adjust to new ‘facts’ of finance Gillian Tett, FT
Behind the Headline Numbers of a Mortgage Settlement Dealbook, Times
Ten Economic Questions for 2014 Calculated Risk
Rekha Basu: It’s such a burden being filthy rich Des Moines Register. 2016….
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
‘Front-Page Rule’ is unprecedented in U.S. intelligence community Walter Pincus, WaPo
‘Small typo’ casts big doubt on teacher evaluation WaPo. More lousy programming.
Obamacare had lots of sign-ups on deadline day Sarah Kliff, WaPo. “ObamaCare shoppers.”
Low premiums may mean high out-of-pocket health costs McClatchy. No surprise to NC readers.
As Health Law Cements Its Place, G.O.P. Ponders How to Attack Times. They can’t. In an “Only Nixon can go to China” move, Obama adopted their plan and got “progressives” to defend him for it.
How to Roll Back the Demonizing of Free Markets Online WSJ. Let’s try rolling that forward. Thought experiment: Mentally replace “free market” with “mandatory shopping” every time you hear it. And then ask yourself what you really don’t want to shop for, or that society shoudn’t be shopping for.
A new corruption row before the first one is over Hurriyet Daily News
Why the elites are rising up WaPo. By “elites” the writer means the “middle class,” not the oligarchs.
These guys just revolutionized the humble cardboard box Grist. Although I hate to give Cooper Union good PR when its corrupt administration is trying to destroy it.
Disposable World Suburban Guerilla
Minn. teen aims to sleep outside for a year Crookston Times
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