Yves is still quite sick, so links are a little sketchy, and there’s one post coming later this morning. –lambert
Northern Lights illuminate the UK BBC. Gorgeous.
Everything is Awesome! The Reformed Broker
No Big Deal Paul Krugman, Times. Krugman hands in his TPP homework. Readers: Passing grade?
BofA fights attempt to raise ‘hustle’ fine FT. Film at 11!
Cardiologist Misconduct Case Turned Over to German Prosecutors Medscape (Richard Smith)
Death of a Statistic Conversable Economist. Let’s hold another bake sale for the International Price Program and the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages!
Household wealth still down 14 percent since recession Eurekalert (Ohio State University).
Recalls from Unemployment NBER. Social capital still matters.
Rome days away from bankruptcy Telegraph
China pillages Africa like old colonialists says Jane Goodall Bangkok Post (FM).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Yahoo webcam images from millions of users intercepted by GCHQ Guardian. Or, if you’re the Daily Mail, this is your headline: Have millions of webcam users had their sex pictures harvested by the NSA? Given the potential for blackmail by the organs of state security, I’d have to go with the Mail.
Police Department Clears Officers Of Beating and Falsely Charging New Jersey Man . . . Reporter Then Finds Dashcam Video Proving All Of The Allegations Jonathan Turley (Chuck L). Dashcams?!? What is this, lawless post-Soviet Russia?
Apple continues to hide its rotten security from consumers Pando Daily. “Rotten security” and “Epic security flaw” aren’t the kind of headlines Apple executives like to see, I’m sure.
Tablets Get Down to Business Online WSJ
It’s not complicated, just chill Digitopoly
Thai PM Yingluck challenged to live TV debate by protest leader Suthep Asian Correspondent
Bangkok’s Rabbit Hole Christpher G. Moore Blog.
How a sensible economic policy might have sparked Venezuela’s protests WaPo. Why the middle class is ticked: Currency arbitrage (?) shut down.
Traders flocking to Treasuries Futures (Furzy Mouse)
Teach For America’s unspoken alliance with the one percent Pruning Shears
The One Percent Should Pay for Faster Growth Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg
Bow to Davos Man, your homeless overlord Macrobusiness. Why it’s kicking off everywhere.
Our Comrade the Electron Maciej Ceglowski, Webstock 2014
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