Good bacteria that protects against HIV identified Science Daily
Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers Guardian. Air-borne, hence pneumonic, not bubonic plague. So, with antibiotics, no problemo. We hope.
America’s Class System Across The Life Cycle Demos. Handy charts!
Wal-Mart Sees $3 Billion Opportunity Refilling Empty Shelves Bloomberg. Opportunity for whom?
Certus Dream Team Gets Its Wake-Up Call American Banker. Hedgies unhappy about executive looting.
An Engineer’s Eureka Moment With a G.M. Flaw Times. “A tiny metal plunger in the switch was longer in the replacement part.”
More traction The Center of the Universe
Obamacare: Where Are We Now? The New Yorker
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Why we must keep biometrics out of schools Kevin Townsend (RS)
Germany’s Russian energy dilemma Deutsche Welle
Tracking China’s Hot Money Flows Through Commodities The Diplomat
Historic peace agreement in Philippines Asian Correspondent
The People’s Republic of Zuckerstan The Baffler. The innovation economy.
Technology: All eyes on the future FT. Froth?
Dignity Is a Constitutional Principle Bruce Ackerman, Times
Follow-Ups on 19th Century Red-Baiting Matt Stoller
Save capitalism from the capitalists by taxing wealth Thomas Piketty, FT
“Incentives to produce” are incentives to rig the game Interfluidity