If you are in Boston and not leaving town on Friday, please consider seeing some or all of this full-day program at Harvard Law School: Institutional Corruption and the Capital Markets, sponsored by the Safra Center on Ethics. How often do you hear Serious People talking about systematic corruption, and better yet, giving thought about what to do to combat it?
The secret language of dog play Washington Post
The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science) Atlantic. Jeff: “The headline is a bit misleading. It’s more like CDs are disappearing—literally!”
How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast Huffington Post
Miners in spotlight as iron ore drops below $US100 per metric tonne Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
China homebuyer’s pain index MacroBusiness
Thailand Under Martial Law: What’s Next? Siam Intelligence Unit (Lambert)
How should the ECB enact Quantitative Easing? A proposal Yanis Varoufakis
Eurozone periphery bond spreads hit two-month highs Financial Times. Just an unwelcome blip so far.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
In Ten Years, We Will Have Zero Privacy CoutnerPunch
NSA Spying Is a Power Grab George Washington
Wall Street Super Pac Paid Jeffries Supporters $150 A Piece On Election Day DSWright, Firedoglake (Chuck L)
Air Force is reviewing rule that bars proselytizing by superiors McClatchy DC. Chuck L:
“The single biggest frustration I’ve had in this job is the perception that somehow there is religious persecution inside the United States Air Force,” Gen. Mark Welsh III told a House Armed Services Committee hearing earlier this spring. “It’s not true.”
The hundreds of USAF and other service people who contact Mikey Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation each year would beg to differ.
The London-to-New York Currency Trade Bloomberg
All-Cash Purchases Are A Huge Part Of The US Housing Market Business Insider
Geithner Pants on Fire
How do we prevent the next Tim Geithner? Cathy O’Neil. Important.
Mortgage, Home-Equity Woes Linger Wall Street Journal
Peer-to-peer lending: The wisdom of crowds Financial Times
Bernanke Says Central Bank No Engine of Inequality WSJ Real Time Economics. He would say that.
The Triumph of the Rentier? Thomas Piketty vs. Luigi Pasinetti and John Maynard Keynes Lance Taylor, INET. I am unable to translate this paper out of economese, otherwise I would post on it. It’s a devastating critique of the Piketty book and is causing fits in some circles.
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