Climate Summit Trap: Capitalism’s March toward Global Collapse Der Spiegel (!)
Federal Reserve Interest Rates Should Be Near Zero Forever Warren Mosler, US News (!)
Standards of evidence Interfluidity
Econometrics and ‘Big Data’ Economist’s View
Playing Pension Games Gretchen Morgenson, Times
The scandal at the Vatican bank FT. “As much as 25 per cent of the bank’s business is done in cash.”
Current economic conditions Econbrowser. Discusses “unemployment” without mentioning labor force participation.
Our Coming Chronic Discouraged-Worker Epidemic: Friday Focus Equitablog. We’re not looking at an epidemic. We’re looking at elite policy success.
Would You Rather Be Born Smart or Rich? The Atlantic
How the Bitcoin protocol actually works Data-driven intelligence (RS). Get your coffee, but this is a great post.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
U.S. Spy Rocket Has Octopus-Themed ‘Nothing Is Beyond Our Reach’ Logo. Seriously. Forbes. Hail, HYDRA! Immortal HYDRA! We shall never be destroyed! Cut off a limb, and two more shall take its place! We serve none but the Master—as the world shall soon serve us! Hail HYDRA!
Are your smartphone apps selling you out? Computerworld
The Anonymous problem with feminism Guardian. Much better than the headline.
2014 National House Race HuffPo (MS)
Vermont Approves Single-Payer Health Care: “Everybody In, Nobody Out” Truthout. Interesting for the lies and omissions of the Democrat author. First, VT may indeed be able to set up the program only by 2017; omitted is the fact that it will have to get a waiver from HHS to do so. The lie? Attributing the waiver to Obama. In fact, the waiver was added by the House, in a “strange bedfellows” deal between Dennis Kucinich and Republicans, on “state’s rights” grounds. And you’d think that “progressives” would be pushing for the 2017 start date to be moved forward in view of the lives to be saved, say to 2014, but n-o-o-o-o.
Ministry of Defence shelves plan to privatise procurement FT. “The bid was also hampered by a government investigation into Serco,” also an ObamaCare contractor.
Italy – the day after Eurointelligence
German Euroscepticism Hans Kundnani
Britain’s Ministry of Nudges Times. So what’s the Ministry of Winks?
Zombie Replicants to Outperform the Living energy.gov
The Truth About Pork and How America Feeds Itself Businessweek
Can we avoid an antibiotic apocalypse? Gillian Tett, FT
Apartheid’s Useful Idiots Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
On Smarm Gawker. Word of the day!
William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211 Paris Review
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