Tiny Plastic Bits Too Small To See Are Destroying The Oceans Business Insider (David L)
Antibiotic Resistance Will Kill 300 Million People By 2050 Scientific American (martha r)
What Are MOOCs Good For? MIT Technology Review (David L)
South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator Reuters (martha r)
Dalai Lama concedes he may be the last BBC (furzy mouse)
China plans to ban local government debt from securitized products Business Spectator
As China’s Economy Slows, So Too Does Growth in Workers’ Wages WSJ China Real Time
Greece: Monitoring threats in the possibility of national elections failed evolution
Russia: Seems Like Old Times Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
CIA Torture Report
Warren Can Win David Brooks, New York Times (David L). Aiee! If David Brooks thinks anything, it’s wrong, even when it sound plausible.
Ash Carter’s Asia Plans Defense One
The Washington Post: The Most Reckless Editorial Page in America National Interest. With the Wall Street Journal as competition, that takes some doing.
Lawyers lie down in the rain to protest killings by police Los Angeles Times (martha r)
How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort ProPublica (martha r)
San Francisco Lawmakers Delay Vote On Former First Lady’s Role As Pension Official David Sirota, International Business Times
Eight things I wish for Wall Street Michael Lewis, Bloomberg
Spending Bill Bans FHA from Financing Eminent Domain Loans National Mortgage News. That kills the Mortgage Resolution Partners scheme.
Fed Unlikely to React Aggressively to Russia Turmoil WSJ Economics
Stop Celebrating the Ruble’s Collapse. Low Oil Could Come Back to Bite the American Economy David Dayen, New Republic
The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality Quartz (martha r)
The Neoliberal Inhabitants of Mont Pelerin Ed Walker, emptywheel
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