Humble spud poised to launch a world food revolution Guardian. Non-GMO potatoes developed that can be watered with diluted sea water (!).
A Rate Cap for All Consumer Loans Times Editorial Board, New York Times
As IPO markets stumble, private equity buyers prepare to swoop Reuters. European focus.
When a Stock Market Theory Is Contagious Robert Shiller, New York Times
Backlog of backlogs: 990,399 people wait to appeal Social Security benefits WaPo. Why, it’s almost like they want to deny claims!
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
White House fights ACLU suit over database of ‘suspicious’ acts San Francisco Chronicle
Texas Hospital Apologizes for ‘Mistakes’ in Ebola Treatment in Full-Page Ad NBC. Can’t Burson Marsteller do better than “mistakes were made”? Say, have any executives resigned to spend more time with their families?
First round of Ebola contacts to resume their lives Fort Worth Star Telegram
Wanted: Ebola screeners at JFK for $19 an hour New York Post. Good jobs at good wages! Note that Angel (!) Staffing, Inc., is a government contractor, hiring for government agencies.
Weak Health Protocol May Be to Blame for U.S. Ebola Cases Bloomberg. CDC went with WHO, not Médecins Sans Frontières.
Ebola: A Crisis in Global Health Leadership Lancet [PDF].
Bitter defeat for EU opponents in the European Parliament Deutsche Welle
The Hong Kong Protesters Who Won’t Negotiate The Atlantic. Mong Kok.
CY Leung: ‘Foreign forces’ at work in HK protests ChannelNewsAsia
Lingnan University’s president-elect struggles to shed ties with CY Leung Education Post. The guy who will run this week’s proposed meeting between protesters and the Hong Kong government.
Move over Rich Kids of Instagram: The annual Far Hills horse race where 32,000 of New Jersey’s elite binge on premium booze, swill bubbly from the bottle and slurp liquor from ice luges as they party like proles one hedonistic day each year Daily Mail
Are Poor People Consuming More than They Used To? Six Graphs Asymptosis (KF).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Reflections on the new US Army #Operating Concept Medium. Guess what word they’re redefining: “Win.”
Suppression of debate in NZ – Rod Oram’s Sunday Star-Times column for October 19th, 2014 Facebook (RS). Odger cull! Let’s not forget that NZ is one of the “Five Eyes,” and so may be more central than may appear at first sight…
Dalai Lama goes off on one about sales calls Daily Mash
Poached Eggs And The New Corporate Toast Media Post
An ill-defined concept Le Monde Diplomatique. “Youth culture.”
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