[Yves is still sick, alas, but we hope for improvement. Also, I have one more post coming, so you will have the full ration. –lambert]
S&P 500 Extends Record as Treasuries Drop on Economy Data Bloomberg. Headline v. URL discrepancy?
Citigroup reports fraud in Mexico unit, lowers 2013 results Reuters. And A Maelstrom of Fraud Without Early Warning Dealbook, Times (RS).
Bitcoin and the Myth of Tech Utopia James Kwak, Atlantic
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Speculation About Goto Fail SMBlog
Mississippi man found alive in body bag at funeral home BBC. Getting old isn’t for wimps.
Obama’s Trauma Team Time. Post mortem on the rollout. An administration clusterfuck spread over two terms dressed up as a heroic rescue story of how the creative class saved Obama’s bacon.
Pierre Omidyar co-funded Ukraine revolution groups with US government, documents show Pando Daily. We can’t even fund a decent coup anymore? What’s wrong with this country? And Soros, via Links two days ago, weighed in on policy. It’s almost like a tiny club of squillionaires is running the world, isn’t it?
Myanmar fortune-teller predicts an end to crisis The Nation. Face, face…
Bangkok Turmoil and Thailand’s Deep South The Diplomat
‘Apparently you get away with anything if you’re scared’: Furious family hit out at judge after man is freed for shooting dead unarmed Alzheimer’s suffering grandfather because he knocked on wrong door Daily Mail. Well, besides fear, there’s greed.
The new market space: billionaire investors look beyond Earth FT. Good. Maybe they’ll just leave.
Fascism and the Future, Part Three: Weimar America The Archdruid Report. Both less and more provocative than the headline (part two).
What’s gone wrong with democracy Economist
How to Think About the History of American Surveillance Observations on Credit and Surveillance
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Bonus Antidote: Hazel the Sugar Glider (RS):