Kyodo: ‘Massive’ amount of Fukushima data wrong? “Figures can’t be trusted” — NHK: Strontium-90 by ocean at 160,000 times limit — Tepco: Actual levels “exceeded the upper limit of measurement… We are very sorry” ENE Energy News
The Prosecution That Isn’t Happening Baseline Scenario. “Ideally, [the laws] should be applied fairly.” Because markets!
Welcome to Bakersfield, California FT. “Banks that cheat people pay fines, but people who cheat banks do time.” Because markets!
Crisis Chronicles: The Commercial Credit Crisis of 1763 and Today’s Tri-Party Repo Market Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Jobs, productivity The Center of the Universe
Chart of the Day #2: The Madness of Austerity Mother Jones. Shrinking government, increasing unemployment, and creaming off all the gains from the post-2009 “recovery” is elite policy, “madness” or not, successfully achieved by Obama. There is no indication whatever that the neo-populists will deliver anything more than palliatives and “jobs for the boys” (and girls).
Does generational membership matter for workplace behavior? Marginal Revolution
Which middle class, which squeeze? Gillian Tett, FT
The fight tearing the country in two Bangkok Post. The Northeast has 34% of the population, gets 6% of government spending. Karma only takes one so far.
Apple’s iPhone, the New International Currency Businessweek
Economics of Bitcoin Econbrowser
Jon Stewart will save us! The future of healthcare may rest with “The Daily Show” Salon. What a confession of impotence from “progressives.”
How arts and organizing helped defeat Alabama’s anti-immigration law Waging Nonviolence
Bulk of $15 billion plan not directly tied to stopping Asian carp Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
1971 Social Engineering Attack Bruce Schneier
U.S. EU United To Overthrow Democracy In Ukraine Moon of Alabama
The gamification of the economy: creating rivalry where there is none Isabella Kaminska, FT
To Study Aggression, a Fight Club for Flies Times. “‘That’s what’s really changing in neuroscience,’ [Bargmann] said. It is shifting ‘toward manipulating the activity of the nervous system.’ What this might mean for humans is unclear.” Oh?
Ray Kurzweil – How the World Will Change RapGenius. Maybe the squillionaires will rocket triumphantly off to privatize Mars and leave us alone.
When Ideas Trump Interests: Preferences, Worldviews, and Policy Innovations Journal of Economic Perspectives. “I will challenge the notion that there is a well-defined mapping from ‘interests’ to outcomes.”
Occupy Wall Street leader now works for Google, wants to crowdfund a private militia Pando. I believe the German word that covers this situation — not available in English — is Fremdschämen?
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