Foreseeing the Dangers but Not the Response Yves Smith, Times Room for Debate, “Was Marx Right?”
Capital is home to 67 billionaires: London now top European destination for super-rich whose average London home will cost more than £10m Daily Mail. 2,170, world-wide. There are not very many of the Shing.
Banking Union Time Bomb: Eurocrats Authorize Bailouts AND Bail-Ins Ellen Brown, Common Dreams (Deontos)
Prosecuting mortgage fraud not a priority The News Journal. Film at 11.
$20 million fund linked to increased pay for former Upstate president Post-Standard (bob). Yet another corrupt President.
Israel’s Olmert convicted of bribery BBC. Yet another corrupt President.
Ivy League Sailors Go From Scratch to Race Billionaires Bloomberg. “That’s how he met Roy E. Disney….”
Plutocracy without end: Why the 1 percent always defeats the middle class Thomas Frank, Salon
Was Obamacare Worth It? How Many of the Previously Uninsured Have Really Signed Up? Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review. If the numbers were good, the administration PR machine would be in full triumphalist mode.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
42 Years for Snowden Docs Release, Free All Now Cryptome (Deontos)
Peaceful Indignation Turns to Violent Rage in Rajoy’s Spain Testosterone Pit
Forget Russian Gas, Just Frack Europe: Obama Common Dreams
New deal, same players Le Monde Diplomatique
Hands Over Istanbul Harper’s
Suspects into Collaborators LRB. Syria.
Stephen Roach: Forget China’s growth target Macrobusiness
How China and America See Each Other Foreign Affairs
Journalism and Astroturfing Crooked Timber. And Josh Marshall once had such promise.
For the WSJ, access doesn’t pay off CJR. “Access” as in “access journalism.”
He Remade Our World NYRB. Bush. Man, wasn’t that Bush economy something?
A Mudslide, Foretold Times. Nobody could have predicted…
Voting For Neoliberal Democrats As The Lesser Of Two Evils Massochio, FDL (DM)