Eco-terrorist sentenced to read Malcolm Gladwell Guardian (furzy mouse)
Study casts doubt on climate benefit of biofuels from corn residue University of Nebraska–Lincoln
A Swarm of Tiny Ant-Sized Robots at Your Service New York Times (Robert M)
Biotech’s Hard Bargain James Surowiecki, New Yorker. Surowiecki seldoms strays far from orthodox thinking, so this article is a sign that elite opinion is turning on the issue drug pricing.
Are Western Policies Evil or Desperate? Counterpunch (Carol B)
How Obama lost friends and influence in the Brics Financial Times
Sherpas Contemplate Strike Amid Disaster New York Times
China seizes Japanese cargo ship over pre-war debt BBC. This is a real stick in the eye to Japan.
England’s Mean Unpleasant Land Counterpunch (Carol B)
Huge blaze blankets Leeds city centre in smoke Telegraph. :-(
Ukraine: The Bloody Eastern Escalation Moon of Alabama (barrisj)
US to Deploy Troops in Poland Almanar. Reader Moss points out that this move hasn’t gotten much notice.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
FALLOUT: The Geopolitics of the Snowden Files by Adam Norris Los Angeles Review of Books
Tech Giants Discussed Hiring, Say Documents Wall Street Journal
General Mills: About-Face Credit Slips. Mirabile dictu! Over the weekend, General Mills really did back down. For more detail: General Mills Reverses Itself on Consumers’ Right to Sue New York Times
After foreclosure crisis, renters suffer under Wall Street landlords Aljazeera (Chuck L)
Flash In the Pan: On ‘Flash Boys,’ Michael Lewis’s Baffling New Book Moe Tkacik, New York Observer
Is America An Oligarchy? John Cassidy, New Yorker. A useful reading of the much-discussed paper on the influence of the rich on policy.