The Finance Macro Canon Noahpinion
Piketty’s Triumph American Prospect. Ah, Jacob Hacker, who dreamed up the “public option” that “progressives” used to bait-and-switch single payer into ObamaCare, is a co-author. That’s a confidence builder.
Oxfam report reveals scale of Britain’s growing financial inequality Guardian. The front page headline is better: “Five families richer than UK’s poorest 20% – Oxfam”
$500 Million Worth Of Bitcoin Has Been Stolen Since 2010 Business Insider. As Yves says: “Prosecution futures.”
The Fed Absolutely Shouldn’t Give Up on the Long-Term Unemployed Atlantic. Why not? Permanently high disemployment is the preferred policy of the 0.01%, successfully achieved under Obama.
In a tech bubble with a twist, the big danger is bonds Gillian Tett, FT
Crimea accession: Russia’s parliament to pass necessary laws CBC. Word of the day: “Accession.”
Ukraine: U.S. Takes Off-Ramp, Agrees To Russian Demands Moon of Alabama
Firtash Stays in Custody as $174 Million Bail Is Set Bloomberg. Ukrainian squillionaire.
Silent no more Bangkok Post
Money’s influence in health care isn’t on patients’ side Everett Herald
Obamacare enrollment push glosses over next year’s fines, some say Newark Star-Ledger
Dems in Distress Modo, Times
The politics of hopelessness E.J. Dionne, WaPo
The Town That Turned Poverty Into a Prison Sentence The Nation (SW)
Brooklyn men sue NYPD cops for trying to take their White Castle sliders and getting arrested when they refused Daily News. Lucky the sliders weren’t donuts!
The Web’s First Rules of Etiquette Still Define the Internet Today Vice. The “Etiquette” page from TBL’s site at CERN.
Something Dead Wrong Here: Investigating the Mysterious and Central Character, “Danny.” Who What Why. Boston Marathon bombing.
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? Guardian. I hope the elite figures out danger rooms and gated communities aren’t going to help them.
In 1975, the CIA Director Told Congress That Enemies of America Could Destroy the CIA with Freedom of Information Act Requests Observations on Credit and Surveillance. Stoller’s doing important work on the back stories elite perps work to conceal.
Antidote du jour (Barbara Moorman). There may be spring this year: