Hieronymus Bosch – The Music Written on This Dude’s Butt [Choral Arrangement] (Garden of Earthly Delights) wellmanicuredman (Richard Smith)
Online trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim Independent. I suppose we can look at the bright side: trollery is socially less detrimental than being a CEO or going into banking.
Signal of neutrino dark matter Résonaances (Richard Smith)
Best Bitcoin tweet ever Pocius Pocius (Richard Smith)
Costly US reactors in danger of shutdown Financial Times
China a Growing Worry Among Fund Managers, BofA Survey Finds WSJ Economics Blog
The World Through Vladimir Putin’s Eyes Ian Welsh (Carol B)
Turkey spoils emerging market story as politics go haywire Ambrose Evans-Prictchard, Telegraph
New report contradicts U.S. version of deadly drone strike Washington Post
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Terrorism’s Definition Creep Jon Walker, Firedoglake
David Miranda detention at Heathrow airport was lawful, high court rules Guardian. Note this outcome was expected.
On the UK’s Equating of Journalism With Terrorism Glenn Greenwald
How Dark Money Flows Through the Koch Network ProPublica (Chuck L)
Anti-UAW campaign condemned Guardian
Is there opportunity in art history? Felix Salmon
Start-Up Site Hires Critic of Wall St. New York. Taibbi goes to First Look.
Cold weather sinks U.S. home building in January Reuters. But “There is more than the weather at play and the underlying dynamics are not as favorable as people thought they were.”
Why Is the Job-Finding Rate Still Low? Federal Reserve of New York. The old excuse was “structural unemployment.” The new excuse is a decline in “job matching efficiency.” I’m too distracted to debunk it but I am sure readers will have a field day.
‘Boomer bulge’ hits US workforce data Financial Times. The decline in participation for the over 55 set is not consistent with other analyses. And I know tons of people 50 and older who have retired and would much rather be working. But calling Hugh, I have not looked at the details.
CapitalOne Contract Not Just Creepy But Illegal? Dalié Jiménez, Credit Slips
“Telling a lie does not make you guilty of a federal crime” James Kwak (Chuck L)
New details emerge of Libya’s claim against Goldman Sachs Euromoney (Richard Smith). A short account of how muppets are treated.
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