Unbelievable underworld and its impact on us all Science Daily. Soil fauna.
When Pedestrians Ruled the Streets Smithsonian
Post-Thanksgiving Spending Tumbles 11% as Shoppers Stay Home Bloomberg. Or off their computers (National Retail Federation press release).
The space between Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be dark Chicago Tribune. Whoever invented the phrase “Cyber Monday” should be punished.
Slamming the Window on Investors Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Revisiting the Japanese Experiment in Quantitative Easing Observations on Credit and Surveillance. Missed this.
A Salad Chain’s Surprise Ingredient: Tech Money New York Times. Why not invest in tech?
A glut of oil? Econbrowser. Handy charts.
Saudis risk playing with fire in shale-price showdown as crude crashes Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
The Rolex Caliph’s Camel Selfie: How Iraqi Youth are Ridiculing Daesh/ISIL Online Informed Comment. Not sure how spontaneous this is, though.
Swiss voters reject gold, immigration proposals Globe and Mail
Italy’s lower house okays Renzi’s budget, moves on to Senate Reuters. Tax cuts, deficit reduction. Good luck with that.
Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic. Cf. Hebrews 11:1.
Occupy supporters and police clash as Hong Kong protests escalate South China Morning Post. Trying to surround government offices at Admiralty.
Hong Kong Sets Out to Furl the Umbrella Asia Sentinel. The country risk view.
The Business Tycoons of Airbnb Times. So great. The nouveau riche can turn their condos into hotels, with no regulation.
I quit: Miseries of an Uber driver Salon. Terrible software; net < $10/hour. Sometimes I think Uber isn't selling transport at all, but servility. America at the Trump hotel: The food is amazing – but you shouldn’t eat here, ever Globe and Mail. Of course, the dollars are Canadian, not American. But still.
The history of the political economy of public debt Nicholas J. Theocarakis (Yanis Varoufakis).
The Superiority of Economists Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Socities
Dark Age America: The Suicide of Science The Archdruid Report
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