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Should all journalists be on Twitter? Columbia Journalism Review. The question is raised just when Twitter is getting sufficiently cluttered with junk ads as to be of diminishing utility.
The Amish Farmers Reinventing Organic Agriculture Atlantic. Lambert: “Must read for gardeners and farmers.”
Opposition to drilling elevated to an art form Canada (Lambert). This is brilliant. Can any intellectual property experts opine as to whether this might work in the US?
Fracking Chemicals, Brought to You By Susan G. Komen Mother Jones (frosty zoom)
Ominous math of the Ebola epidemic worries experts Washington Post
Hong Kong protests about economics as much as democracy East Asia Forum
Is Japan Back In Recession? Edward Hugh
Eurozone on cusp of triple-dip recession as German exports crumble Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. Telegraph
US and Turkey in diplomatic stand-off Financial Times
Much of ISIS’ Ammunition From US Government DSWright, Firedoglake
Destroying a $30,000 Islamic State pickup truck can cost US $500,000 Stars & Stripes (1 SK)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
USA Gag Freedom Act Marcy Wheeler
Democratic Base Is Not At All Enthusiastic About This Election Jon Walker, Firedoglake. Is lesserevilism finally losing out to “Fool me once, shame on thee, fool me twice, shame on me”?
Former Fed chief Ben Bernanke defends AIG bailout in court Associated Press
Bernanke says he didn’t know basis for AIG bailout loan rate Globe and Mail. This is a key point for the Greenberg side. Notice it is highlighted only in Canadian coverage.
Yes We Can Pay for Increasing Social Security Benefits New Economic Perspectives
Tapering is tightening? FT Alphaville
Here’s How Much Business S&P 500 Companies Generate Outside Of The US Business Insider. We pointed out repeatedly during the acute phases of Eurozone wobblies that Europe accounted for about 25% of S&P 50 revenues.
Container Store CEO Mulls Ending Guidance After Rocky Week Bloomberg. This would be major if other companies followed. But this move looks like an admission of weakness.
Fed’s ‘Reverse Repo’ Tool Catches Republican Criticism WSJ Economics. Your humble blogger has been predicting that the Republicans will try to rein in Fed interventions if they win control of the Senate. Mind you, I am not saying this is necessarily a bad thing. The central bank has brought this on itself with its lack of transparency and accountability/
Germany Just Made College Tuition Free? Why Won’t Our Black Political Class Fight For Free Tuition Here? Bruce Dixon, Black Agenda Report
Sky-high Davos fee rise deflates partners Financial Times. Is Davos trying to become more exclusive?
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