Do Porn Watchers Have Smaller Brains? Discovery
Trudo Lemmens of the University of Toronto critiques the recently distributed draft EMA Clinical Trials Data Release Policy Dr. David Healy (furzy mouse). Not pretty.
Change of Climate in the US Triple Crisis
US carbon curbs raise hopes for Paris deal Financial Times
Environmentalists And Nuclear: Not Such Strange Bedfellows OilPrice. I am sure readers’ heads will explode, but view this as messaging you’ll see some fauxgressives take up.
House prices fall most in five years: RP Data Business Spectator (Australia)
Chinese city outlaws price falls amid property bust MacroBusiness
How serious is China’s property slump? Gavyn Davies, Financial Times
China explores bond buying in first hint of QE Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Exceptionalism Without Exceptional Means? Moon of Alabama
Military, protesters in cat-and-mouse game ThaiVisa (furzy mouse)
The WSJ Suggests Hollande May Redefine Chutzpah by Complaining to Obama about BNP Paribas – on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day! Bill Black, New Economic Perspectives
Scots Are Divided Over Independence New York Times
Israel wary of Palestinian unity government Financial Times
Tariq Ali: In Cairo London Review of Books
Translation of the “must read” article of worldcrisis.ru explaining why there is no Russian intervention in the Ukraine The Vineyard of the Saker (mundanomaniac) . This idea of Russian intervention has been debunked elsewhere (see War Nerd). Note there is also a definitional issue: does supplying some arms amount to “intervention” or order-taking?
The future visible in St Petersburg Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (mundanomaniac).
White House Launches Propaganda At TROLL Level George Washington
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images New York Times
Why U.S. Should Bring Snowden Home Bloomberg (furzy mouse)
Intense Solar Impulse 2 #FirstFlight Take-Off YouTube. Richard Smith points out that solar drones can stay up indefinitely already…..
Intruders for the Plugged-In Home, Coming in Through the Internet New York Times. Duh.
SPY VS. SPY James Surowiecki, New Yorker. On America’s history of industrial espionage.
Edison’s San Onofre settlement mirrors bailouts of banks Los Angeles Times
Study Examines Efficacy of Taxes on Sugary Drinks New York Times
50 Shades of Fed Washington Post
US watchdog triggers buyout group fee queries Financial Times. Get a load of this confession, erm, quote:
“In many cases, the fee split has changed but the magnitude of fees has increased,” says the head of investor relations at a private equity group. “When the share to LPs [limited partners] increases, they add more fees.”
QE, Bailouts, And Families Struggling to Buy Food Wolf Richter
Tepid US recovery – it’s the middle class, stupid Edward Luce, Financial Times
On Inequality Denial Paul Krugman, New York Times
Robbing Peter Katie Porter, Credit Slips
Inequality Has Become The Achilles Heel Of Democracy Business Insider
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