Massive new fraud coverup: How banks are pillaging homes — while the government watches David Dayen, Salon. Obama never prosecuted the crooks, so they came back for a second helping.
Seven Takeaways for Banks from Warren’s New Memoir WSJ. Pecora didn’t write a memoir. He ran a Commission.
Q&A: Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun interviews President Obama WaPo. Obama: “I know the Trans-Pacific Partnership has prompted debate in Japan, as it has in the United States, and I’ve made it clear that any agreement has to include strong protections for labor and the environment.”
Where Do You Want to Be Born? Baseline Scenario
Obamacare Observations From the Marketplace Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review. The back-end may not be done ’til after the mid-terms, which is why we have no hard sign-up data from the Feds. Yet after his launch debacle, Obama brought in a “trauma team” for the front end, as lovingly detailed by Stephen Brill. So why not do the same for the back end? Is there data Obama doesn’t want to collect?
Travels In Hyperreality: What If Bipartisan ACA Fixes Were Possible? Health Affairs Blog
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Results for #myNYPD Twitter
Conversnitch Schneir on Security
Russia’s Surveillance State World Policy Institute
Ukraine: From Crisis to Catastrophe Counterpunch
Londongrad Calling Foreign Affairs
Suthep’s claim of sovereign power to choose a PM would be a coup Asian Correspondent (this is Thailand).
Is the U.S. Shale Boom Going Bust? Bloomberg
12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today InfoWorld (PD)
Virtual Earth plays out fate of life on the planet New Scientist
Manned mission to Mars ‘necessary’ for human race’s survival: NASA chief Yahoo News. Why? Because Mars is an interplanetary Galt’s Gulch?
U.S. Views of Technology and the Future Pew Research. Who wouldn’t want to eat meat grown in a lab or get a brain implant? What’s wrong with you people?
Heartbleed as Metaphor Lawfare. “Common mode failure.”
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