The monkey that became a midwife BBC (VD)
Banks unveil next year’s bailout Daily Mash
The Economic Consequences of Sex Project Syndicate (Chuck L)
Scientists Are Bashing Lockheed Martin’s Nuclear Fusion ‘Breakthrough’ Business Insider (David L)
Mopping up a sea of plastic BBC (David L)
President Obama Names Ron Klain ‘Ebola Czar’ ABC (furzy mouse). A DC insider who knows nothing about medicine. We are supposed to see this as an improvement over MBA who know nothing about medicine.
New Study Suggests 21-Day Ebola Quarantine Is Dangerously Short Huffington Post (David L)
Fox News Gets it Right About Ebola Hysteria Taegan Goddard. When Fox makes sense, you know things are bad.
The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allan Poe (Chuck L)
Meanwhile, Back At Fukushima … George Washington
Chaos in Hong Kong Protest Camp as Police Use Batons, Pepper Spray to Repel Surge of Protestors South China Morning Post
Thailand plans one of world’s tallest skyscrapers Associated Press. An almost-certain precursor of a big downturn.
A Caliph in a Wilderness of Mirrors Pepe Escobar, Counterpunch
Obama pressed to expand war on Isis Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Hawk Attacks Man’s Quadcopter Drone NBC (furzy mouse). I see a business opportunity…
Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users Guardian (Chuck L)
The Dark Market for Personal Data New York Times (David L)
Private donors, including Target and IBM, supply spy gear to cops MinnPost (Chuck L)
Sorry, California. Winter Isn’t Going to Fix Your Drought Mother Jones (Chuck L)
Tax returns show Chris Christie and his wife made $698,838 last year, paid $193,510 in taxes Associated Press. Lambert: “But the better headline would be: ‘Christie’s Wife Earned $500K at Part Time Job.'”
Banks make progress on home loan access Financial Times. Translation: more inefficient government laundering of housing market subsidies through housing finance.
Five economic lessons from Sweden, the rock star of the recovery Washington Post (Swedish Lex)
But then we have this: What Yellen Needs to Learn From Sweden, Fast Bloomberg (Swedish Lex)
Market economics means more than just supply and demand Financial Times (David L)
A Japanese Coffee-Making Robot Is Coming To Steal Barista Jobs Business Insider (David L). I don’t want to get coffee from a robot.
Yellen Decries Widening Wealth Disparity WSJ Economy
Breaking Up Fortunes Jacobin
Antidote du jour (Kevin H):