“Is the U.S. economy really about to go boom?” Econbrowser
Where in the United States are the largest shadow economies? Marginal Revolution
Car sales missing The Center of the Universe
Bankruptcy Filings Fall 13% in 2013 Credit Slips
Worker aghast at shoddy work on Fukushima radioactive water storage tanks Asahi Shimbun. “Use of adhesive tape on key equipment.”
Why SAC Capital’s Steven Cohen Isn’t in Jail Businessweek
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
More than 250,000 and counting join Rand Paul in class-action lawsuit against NSA data collection Lexington Herald-Leader. Nice to see “progressives” stepping forward like this. Oh, wait…
Losing Aaron Boston Magazine
NSA statement does not deny ‘spying’ on members of Congress Spencer Ackermanm, Guardian. Sure, but have they bugged every motel and hotel room in the Beltway? I’m guessing yes.
Boeing machinists approve contract securing 777X jet Chicago Tribune. “They held a gun to our head and our people were afraid.” Chicago Tribune because workforce-hating Boeing moved its headquarters from iconic Seattle.
Disinformation on Inequality Paul Krugman, Times. Say what you like, the man can still shred.
Economists agree: Raising the minimum wage reduces poverty Mike Konczal, WaPo. Nice of Ezra to keep the Wonkblog chair warm, however.
Beware techies talking gobbledegook Gillian Tett, FT. “The way modern society treats IT looks uncannily similar to the picture with finance before 2007.”
HealthCare.gov defects leave many Americans eligible for Medicaid, CHIP without coverage WaPo. Well, it’s not like human lives are at stake.
Obamacare: Adding a baby to health plan not easy AP. Also not easy: “marriage and divorce, a death in the family, a new job or a change in income, moving to a different community,” all of which affect your rates, your subsidies, and your compliance.
Police: Center of Fallujah falls to Qaeda-linked fighters CBS. Mission accomplished!
Asia Foundation survey – Part 2: What do the Thai protesters want? Asian Correspondent
Vietnam: Back to Organic? The Diplomat
Police hunt drug makers after huge crystal meth raid in Boshe village South China Morning Post
A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops Times. IMNSHO, the real issue is privatizing our common germ plasm.
The Birds The New Yorker
Reclaiming Virtue Ethics for Economics [PDF] Journal of Economic Perspectives
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