Something Is Seriously Wrong on the East Coast—and It’s Killing All the Baby Puffins Mother Jones (Ron A)
Meditation and the art of helping MBA students to become mindful Financial Times (David L)
How to erase a memory –- and restore it: Researchers reactivate memories in rats ScienceDaily (Chuck L). This gives me the creeps. It’s guaranteed to be put mainly to bad ends. At a minimum, memory wiping will allow for people like soldiers to be put even more casually in trauma-inducing situations.
Who owns your email account? Reuters
Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval: Rate may be ten times faster ScienceDaily (Chuck L). We first wrote about ocean acidification shortly after the inception of this site. It deserves far more attention than it is getting.
Photos: Land Use Change Destruction to Grow Biofuels Big Picture Agriculture (km)
News Flash: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster TruthDig (RR)
US to raise tariffs on China solar panels Financial Times
Citi: China should panic about housing now MacroBusiness
China’s property bust: From Beijing to Bondi MacroBusiness
Paris trade talks threat over US BNP fine Financial Times. Oh, this is too delicious. Obama tried targeting a foreign bank for a tougher-than-usual sanction to boost the Dems flagging popularity on the assumption that there would be no/minimal fallout. Now the French are threatening to nuke the toxic trade deal known as the TTIP!
U.S. reaffirms: No weapons will go to Ukraine USA Today. If you believe that, I have a bridge I’d like to sell you.
New Fighting Reported in Eastern Ukraine New York Times
1993-2013: is the twenty years long “pas de deux” of Russia and the USA coming to an end? Vineyard of the Saker (mundanomaniac)
Is Ukraine More Like Latvia or Greece? Foreign Policy
Economic Prospects of Ukraine Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
Aiming Financial Weapons From Treasury War Room New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Google Offers New Encryption Tool New York Times. Google wants us to trust them? Seriously?
Obama’s Next Fed Fight: Why Michael Barr will be just as unacceptable to progressives as Larry Summers Dave Dayen, New Republic on Monday followed by Barr Takes Himself Out of the Running for the Fed. From Dayen’s Tumblr: “The financial reform coalition has definitely amassed some political power, if they can stop nominations in their tracks within 24 hours.”
Fed Officials Growing Wary of Market Complacency Wall Street Journal. This is like killing your parents and then complaining about being an orphan.
Fed may shun global risk rules banks spent billions to meet Reuters. Richard Smith: “Fed still not keen on Basel III.”
Jonathan Weil of Bloomberg has gone to work for Jim Chanos! Good for him but sad for us. He was their best columnist on finance.
Growth Has Been Good for Decades. So Why Hasn’t Poverty Declined? New York Times
Antidote du jour. Ben S: “Duck at Lake Anza, Berkeley, California, July 2013.”