Scientists develop angst battery Daily Mash
California could become the second state to require a cell phone ‘kill switch’ Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Suicide, a Crime of Loneliness New Yorker
Enugu, Nigeria News: Ebola Virus Spreads From Lagos to Enugu, 21 Quarantined Epoch Times (Deontos)
A Chinese Internet Giant Starts to Dream MIT Technology Review (David L)
Commercial surrogacy services to be banned ThaiVisa (furzy mouse)
Euro Zone’s Economy Fails to Grow Wall Street Journal
Europe’s Greater Depression is worse than the 1930s Washington Post
France rebels against austerity as Europe’s recovery collapses Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Argentina Defaulted on Bonds No One Can Even Find Matt Levine, Bloomberg
US judge allows vultures¹ to go after Báez BuenosAiresHerald (Michael Hudson)
Brazil shaken by candidate’s death Financial Times
Quiz: Who Said This? Hillary Clinton or Benjamin Netanyahu? Intercept (EM)
GAZA: WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS … ISRAEL OR HAMAS? Wednesday Wars
Russian military vehicles enter Ukraine as aid convoy stops short of border Guardian (craazyboy)
Putin’s Pipeline Bypassing Ukraine Is at Risk Amid Conflict Bloomberg (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden: The Untold Story Wired (Carolinian)
Security as Interface Guarantees Bruce Schneier
The costs of complexity in health reform just keep rising Bangor Daily News
ObamaCare Clusterfuck: Be sure to record EVERYTHING when you talk to your insurance company rep AND your ACA marketplace rep Corrente. You have to wait for a year for a root canal?!? No one can wait a year for a root canal (or for most extractions, which is also “oral surgery” and not terribly expensive).
Washington Chokes Truth With Lies Paul Craig Roberts (Bob V)
Net Neutrality: FCC May Regulate Internet Like Phones US News (furzy mouse)
New Jersey to hold summit to rescue Atlantic City Reuters (EM)
Video of Ferguson police gassing news crew YouTube (furzy mouse)
Palestinians Are Sharing Advice With Protesters In Ferguson, Missouri Business Insider (David L)
What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson Medium (furzy mouse)
What the wife of the #ferguson chief of police has to say on her Facebook Anonymous (Inside the Mukhabarat). This looks like the real deal.
Missouri Governor Puts State Highway Patrol in Charge of Ferguson Security Wall Street Journal. This story broke in the late afternoon.
Military vets see flawed response in Ferguson Stars and Stripes (Jagger)
War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing ACLU (furzy mouse)
How Police Departments Became Armies Jalopnik (optimader)
In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police New York Times. While this is a good start, rest assured the officialdom hopes this sentiment will die down, or perhaps more accurately, “possession is 90% of the law” and in this case “possession” is police ownership of all those war toys.
The Forever Slump Paul Krugman, New York Times. Aargh, he is calling for more failed monetary stimulus!
Leaky repo deals present new concerns Financial Times
Heterogeneity in the value of life VoxEU. OMG, readers will have a field day with this. I spend a lot of time and money on physical maintenance, and I don’t see it as an exercise in mortality reduction. I could still be hit by a truck tomorrow. I see it as improving the quality of whatever life I do have.
The Perils of Economic Consensus Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate (EM)
‘Excellent Sheep,’ William Deresiewicz’s Manifesto New York Times
20 Percent in 20 Years: Middle Class Wealth Is Evaporating Wall Street Cheat Sheet
City clears homeless from under Pontchartrain Expressway New Orleans Advocate (Will T)
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