Reader lk was kind enough to track down the video of the panel I was on at the Atlantic Economy Summit (last year they didn’t post all videos, so it’s great to see them getting them on the Web so quickly). As you’ll see, due to the size of the panel, none of us got all that much airtime (and a couple of speakers used a lot of words to make comparatively simple points). The microphone hassle threw me off my rhythm a bit. I had wanted to get my digs in on the deficit scaremongering and didn’t. Grr.
AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad’s final story Agence France-Presse (Richard Smith). :-(
Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ New York Times. Before you think this is over the top, bone up on expectancy theory. What may seem like mere slights have more of an effect on performance than you’t think.
Israel no longer worried about its water supply, thanks to desalination plants McClatchy (furzy mouse). But desalination takes energy….
Creationists demand equal airtime on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Cosmos’ to provide ‘balance’ Raw Story. Only in America.
Caribbean States Call for Slavery Reparations Der Spiegel (furzy mouse)
Few Know – or Care – On Eve of Southeast Asian Common Market WSJ Economics Blog
Consumer credit and falling savings are indeed driving Britain’s unhealthy boomlet Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Telegraph
Court documents reveal the online speech Turkey was trying to block Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Once an Arab model, Baghdad now world’s worst city Daily Star Lebanon (Tim F)
Russia’s Shifting of Border Force Stirs U.S. Worry New York Times
Putin formally gets Crimea; Ukraine, EU sign deal Associated Press
Corporate Interests Behind Ukraine Putsch Consortium News (bob)
Ukraine’s dirty money: the Cambridge University connection Tax Justice Network (Richard Smith)
No Oil Premium For Ukraine Situation Hale Stewart
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Revelations of N.S.A. Spying Cost U.S. Tech Companies New York Times. Foretold here right after the Snowden disclosures began.
Google Enhances Encryption Technology for Email NBC. As if we can trust them?
Social Security already hit by the austerity squeeze Daily Kox (Carol B)
More Frustration in Medical Cost-Shopping Patient Safety Blog
Video: Camper turning from officers when shot Albuquerque Journal. Ken G: “This is the most outrageous video of our police state I’ve seen. APD is under investigation already by DOJ for cop killings.”
US biotech stocks suffer sharp slide Financial Times
Bernie Madoff: ‘JPMorgan knew’ Politico
Janet Yellen didn’t gaffe Felix Salmon
OF HIPPOS AND KINGS New Yorker. A tale of collapse.
Antidote du jour. Steve L. says the chimps are drinking pedialyte.