Lockheed Martin claims “technological breakthrough” in compact fusion ars technica (Chuck L)
Obama May Name ‘Czar’ to Oversee Ebola Response New York Times. Why don’t the Republicans approve a Surgeon General instead? That job has been vacant for what, two years? That is the sort of thing a Surgeon General is supposed to do.
Texas Hospital Violated Basic Precaution in WHO Ebola Patient Treatment Guidelines emptywheel (Chuck L)
The Affordable Care Act Is Poorly Designed for Dealing With Epidemics and the GOP Plan Is Even Worse Jon Walker, Firedoglake Alternet
Hong Kong Protesters Are Digging In Foreign Policy
World braces as deflation tremors hit Eurozone bond markets Ambrose Evans-Prtichard, Telegraph
Has the Greece Success Story bubble burst? Yanis Varoufakis
Venezuela Gains a Seat on the UN Security Council Just Security
Saudi Arabia tests US ties with oil price Financial Times
Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame FT Alphaville. “There was a war, and Ukraine lost.”
Syria: Arming Insurgents Probably Achieved Its Real Aim Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
F.B.I. Director Hints at Action as Cellphone Data Is Locked New York Times. Theater for the rubes, since the supposedly heinous feature is of limited value.
New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents Glenn Greenwald, Intercept
Chris Christie: New Jersey Bill Challenges Governor’s Subsidies To GOP Donors David Sirota, International Business Times. This scandal is just not going away.
Joe Biden’s son Hunter thrown out of navy over cocaine Guardian. As Richard Smith blandly puts it: “Some Biden transparency.”
Futures Movers: Oil steady, but traders unsure prices will hold MarketWatch. Note that oil stabilizing soothed Mr. Market’s rattled nerves yesterday.
Beware of calls for QE4 Mohamed El-Erian, Financial Times
Fears That Pimco and Other Big Firms Could Be Unable to Unload Risky Bonds New York Times. I need to write about this, but this is another consequence of undue concentration. Plus the overwhelming majority of the time, everything can be solved by price. Complaints about liquidity nearly always means the sellers don’t like how bad the prices are when they try unloading positions in a bad market.
The World’s Richest Man Tries To Defend Income Inequality Dean Baker, Counterpunch
Fed Chairwoman Yellen Inquires About How the Unemployed Find Jobs WSJ Economics. OMG, a Versailles moment.
Bad Paper by Jake Halpern Cathy O’Neil
‘Broken Windows’ and the New York Police New York Review of Books
The economic value of misbehavior Tyler Cowen. Is this rationalizing the status quo?
Antidote du jour. A dwarf Japanese flying squirrel (Richard Smith):