The Grinch Who Stole China’s Christmas Bloomberg
5 things to know about tracking Santa’s journey Associated Press
Why it’s time to ditch the word “cancer” New Statesman
China cash crunch symbolises central bank policy quandary George Magnus, Financial Times
Mother Nature Intensifies the Gaza Siege Counterpunch (Chuck L)
Assad Stays While Erdogan Goes? Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Cameron’s internet filter goes far beyond porn – and that was always the plan New Statesman (Chuck L)
The UK “Porn” Filter Blocks Kids’ Access To Tech, Civil Liberties Websites That Grumpy BSD Guy (Chuck L)
Edward Snowden Has A Special Christmas Message For The World Business Insider
Sign-Up Period Extended Again for Health Plan New York Times. My sister-in-law in Virginia had a look and could hardly stop sputtering about how terrible the plans were. She saw only high premiums and high deductibles.
PR nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave. Politico. Huh? The Administration still does not perceive that it has substantive problems?
Going to extreme efforts to reach ‘young invincibles’ Washington Post
Heinz trims retiree health care contribution Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Capitalism: In search of balance” Financial Times. Lambert:
Actually interesting despite the hilarity of this paragraph:
As Prof Saez notes, the top earners in the US are mostly not rentiers, living off income from wealth and property. Instead, they are the working rich – such as bankers and lawyers – and entrepreneurs who have “not yet accumulated fortunes comparable to those accumulated during the Golden Age”.
Banksters not rentiers? Do tell.
The NCAA is punishing a coach for tutoring his players Twin Cities (Chuck L)
One more bit of shame for the holidays Attaturk, Firedoglake
Utilities Mimic Cable’s Monthly Fees to Preserve Grid in Age of Solar Bloomberg (Lambert)
Regulators face legal threat on Volcker Financial Times
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