Linkage excess because SOTU. –lambert
Rare and Dangerous Ice Storm Hits Deep South; Extreme Cold in the Midwest Weather Underground
The Reliability of Chinese GDP, Again Econbrowser
The challenges of a post-crisis world Martin Wolf, FT. Davose man so consensus wow.
“All You Need for a Financial Crisis . . . Baseline Scenario
What the State of the Union Means for 2014 Times. One word: “Squat.”
Keeping His Powder Dry Foreign Policy
What’s the Deal With Obama’s New MyRA Plan? Matt Yglesias, Slate. The deal is more fees for money managers, duh. Why not just increase Social Security?
Obama’s Plan to End Discrimination Against the Long-term Unemployed New York. Will the political class ever admit that a permanently shrunken labor force is an elite policy goal that Obama has successfully achieved? Wait, don’t answer that.
The Most Accessible and Interactive SOTU Yet WhiteHouse.gov. More walking around money for the creative class.
The world’s rich stay rich while the poor struggle to prosper FT. Gates letter takedown.
Pentagon investigations point to military system that promotes abusive leaders WaPo. No Wellingtons or Nelsons, these.
Alpha male ‘just a thing some men think they are’ Daily Mash (LS)
Unfriending Bronte Capital
Digital media goes highbrow Felix Salmon, Reuters
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Verizon’s Storefront emptywheel
We Are Sleepwalking Towards A Cashless Society Testosterone Pit
Thai Takedown Foreign Affairs
The horrors ‘12 Years a Slave’ couldn’t tell Al Jazeera
Advertisements for Death Times (FM). “Perpetrator images.”
Florida Finds New Ways to Encourage Reckless Gunplay Bloomberg. All I can say is I hope the oceans don’t rise.
‘Humane’ homes for migrant workers delayed by planning system in Qatar Guardian. Building 2022 World Cup facilities; “squalid and overcrowded conditions which are believed to contribute to a high death toll among migrant labourers.”
What a good economy should look like The Center of the Universe
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