[Yves is still sick, but definitely improving. Suffice to say she hasn’t been stricken by a rare toxin, or a disease previously unknown to science. –lambert]
Skirmish breaks out over normally dry monetary policy McClatchy. The Taylor Rule.
Citi Paid $400 Million in Fake Invoices Bloomberg
Why the TSC Bank SME Lending Practice ‘Grilling’ Was Wasted and a Soft Touch International Business Times (RS). Continued RBS loathsomeness.
European centre-left launches election drive, attacks austerity Reuters. They’ll have to jail some banksters to compete with the right for blood and fury.
Greek Tragedies, 2014 Edition Sparse Thoughts of a Gloomy European Economist
Saudi Arabia: Besieged and Fearful Immanuel Wallerstein, Agence Global
Reichstag Fire in Kiev Club Orlov. Of Washington and Brussels: “Their assigned job is to destroy countries, and this they do well.”
Carnival in Crimea Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Telephone conversation with US President Barack Obama President of Russia. Shorter Putin: “Barack, you called me.” White House summary.
Of Neo-Fascists and Smiley-Face Neoliberals emptywheel (ditto).
On the importance of keeping investors out of the newsroom, and not treating your readers like fool Paul Carr, Pando Daily (in response to Greenwald, supra).
New evidence on the risks of flawed and failed elections Electoral Integrity Project (CB). League tables.
Obama to Propose ‘Glide-By’ Budget With Eye on Midterms Bloomberg. The previous rounds of bleeding the patient having failed, the barber-surgeons schedule an additional round.
Structural concerns shut down $60 million Allen Eagle Stadium Dallas Morning News. That’s a high school football stadium. Lots of schadenfreude in the comments.
U.S. Prison System Resembling Huge Geriatrics Ward Inter Press Service (CB)
Why Oncologists Should Support Single-Payer National Health Insurance Journal of Oncology Practice
End of the Ride for Lance Armstrong Times. New word: soigneur: Body man; fixer.
Organizers Worth Their Salt Labor Notes (CB).
Bitcoin: The Cryptopolitics of Cryptocurrencies Harvard University Press Blog
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