Fowl legions take over Nakhon Pathom road (VIDEO) Bangkok Cocoanut. I’ve never seen so many ducks.
Bloomsday Rosenbach Museum
Supreme Court Rejects Argentina’s Debt Appeal New York Times
Fukushima’s Children are Dying EcoWatch
China’s Brewing Subprime Crisis Bloomberg
China Surpasses U.S. as Largest Corporate Debt Issuer New York Times
Thai Military Co-Opts Populist Policies of Government Deposed by Coup Wall Street Journal. Lambert: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Indonesia on the knife’s edge Inside Story
EU-US trade talks hit roadblock on banks Financial Times. Music to my ears.
Yacht apps and anti-Semitic ministers in the birthplace of democracy Mark Ames, Pando
U.S. Is Exploring Talks With Iran on Crisis in Iraq New York Times
War is no solution for the puzzle of Iraq Gideon Rachman, Financial Times
Who Will Win in Iraq? New York Times. Subhead: “ISIS Will Fail in Iraq, and Iran Will Be the Victor.”
Spreading proxy wars mean a chronic oil premium MacroBusiness
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Swatting Vice (JH). You can see the new militarized police toys too.
Sorry, You Can’t Really Escape the NSA National Journal. But says if you are not a probable terrorist, some not-horrific measures offer decent protection.
Disciplined Democrats Paul Krugman. Dr. Pangloss alert: Krugman claims that there are no policy disagreements within the party, and that Obama did as well as he possibly could have. Oh, and of course the United Democrats are fully behind Hillary.
Neocon Kagan: Hillary Clinton Is One Of Us Moon of Alabama
Act Now to Defend Healthy School Lunches for Kids! Union of Concerned Scientists. Please sign this petition.
Hell on Wheels David Dayen, New Republic
Virginia Political Report Corrente
Cantor Shocker and New Survey Put Anger at Wall Street at Center of Political Debate Greenberg Quinlan Rosner
Wall Street’s Secret Weapon: Congress Bill Moyers
Exclusive: Wall St. watchdog to review its sanction guidelines Reuters. We wrote last week that the SEC Commissioner Kara Stein is making trouble for Wall Street friendly Chairman Mary Jo White. Stein criticized FINRA for its pathetically low fines. FINRA is rousing itself to look at the issue.
Informed Options Trading Prior to M&A Announcements. Insider Trading? Abigail Field highlights this sentence from the abstract: “Historically, the SEC has been more likely to investigate cases where the acquirer is headquartered outside the US….”
Economists: Take Fed ‘Dot Plots’ With a Big Grain Of Salt WSJ Economics
Fed to stay the tapering course MacroBusiness
Fed looks at exit fees on bond funds Financial Times
CEO Pay Continues to Rise as Typical Workers Are Paid Less Economic Policy Institute (Rick V). Note CEO pay has risen at twice the rate of the increase in stock prices. And the comparison starts with 1978, when stock prices were particularly depressed.
Harvard Business Review calls bullshit on today’s “capitalists” Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
The coming ‘tsunami of debt’ and financial crisis in America Guardian. Important.
Absolutely Nothing Stonekettle Nation (Chuck L). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour (abynormal):
And a bonus video, Elephant Lullaby (lambert and Jim D):