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An Industrial-Sized Generator That Runs on Waste Heat, Using No Fuel MIT Technology Review
Ebola virus: Spanish protests as nurse’s dog is put down BBC. There’s a detail in this story of general public health importance: the authorities believe the nurse became infected when removing her protective gear. That risk presumably applies to any personnel treating Ebola patients unless their facilities have an area where exterior of the protective clothing is decontaminated before they take it off. Pray tell how many US hospitals have that?
Why Ebola is a threat Ian Welsh
China’s Balancing Act Adair Turner, Project Syndicate (David L). A good overview, but the idea that China’s shift to more consumption will happen due to changing demographics seems optimistic. No economy has made the change from being investment and export driven to being consumption driven without a major crisis. And there’s a reason for that. People can’t just go start consuming more. It takes infrastructure (as in more retail goods producers and stores) and bigger homes in which to put stuff. Those changes don’t happen overnight.
Can Beijing limit the spread of China’s debt disease? China Spectator
The spectre of deflation Olli Rehn, Europe’s World
German model is ruinous for Germany, and deadly for Europe Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Is Catalonia Spain’s Scotland? New York Times
Has the London house price bubble burst? Telegraph
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Appeals court wrestles with secret U.S. demands for telecom records Reuters. EM: “Also mentions the related story ofTwitter suing the UStasi over revealing govt demands to hand over customer data.”
De Blasio Administration Continues Attacks On Press Over NYPD Spying, Channeling Bloomberg Intercept. Lambert: “That was fast.”
US Spy Programs May Break the Internet if Not Reformed, Google Leader Says Wired (Chuck L). Translation: “Since we like surveillance as much as the NSA does, any national efforts that get in our way are by definition bad.”
Tech groups warn over US online snooping Financial Times. The pink paper is much more straightforward about the real concerns of Google et al.
San Francisco Pension Officials Halt Proposal to Invest In Hedge Funds International Business Times. David Sirota collects a scalp, with the help of CalPERS.
State trooper pulls woman over, evangelizes her Military Religious Freedom (Chuck L). So driving while atheist is also a crime?
U.S. fiscal 2014 budget deficit falls to $486 billion, CBO says Reuters (furzy mouse)
Shadow Banking: U.S. Risks Persist Tim Taylor (Mark Thoma)
Signs of a Bull Market Turning Bear Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
The Fed Notices the Dollar Macro Man
Quick Thoughts on FOMC Minutes and the Dollar Marc Chandler
Obama slams billionaires at the home of a guy named Rich Richman New York Post (Chuck L)
Integral and Indispensable to the regular duties, Your govenment says this defines if you get paid Angry Bear. A bit too high a rant to content ratio for my taste, but contains important information (including a short write-up of relevant decisions) on a current Supreme Court case on pay for Amazon warehouse workers.
Union blocks traffic to protest casino givebacks Philly.com (Paul Tioxon). A struggle over health care benefit cuts.
Top 400 US Billionaires’ Wealth Equals Brazil’s GDP TruthOut (RAJ)
Lessons from Market Basket Boston Review. A post-mortem of a successful employee-manager-customer revolt.
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