Prudential Piles on the Corporate Pensions Businessweek
Buffett and Munger on How to be a Hack A Wealth of Common Sense. “Most of us will get much more out of destroying our own wrong ideas than coming up with new ones every day.”
An Annotated History Of Oil Prices Since 1861 Business Insider
The Alarming Research Behind New York’s Fracking Ban The Atlantic
Hopes, Fears, Doubts Surround Cuba’s Oil Future ABC. “One of the most prolific oil and gas basins on the planet sits just off Cuba’s northwest coast.” So now they tell us.
Protesters demand action on single payer, condemn Shumlin’s reversal VTDIGGER (MR). Vermont Democrats kick the hippies.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Mall of America protest attracts thousands on busy shopping day Star-Tribune (HB)
Live Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers New York Times. I wouldn’t go on the Internets about this; it’s ugly out there. I advocate strategic non-violence exactly to take the guys I consider good out of the equation in appalling situations like this.
Two Cops Shot “Execution-Style” in Brooklyn; NYPD Turns on Mayor Gawker. The extraordinary memo from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (“The mayors hands are literally dripping with our blood”) seems never to have been authorized. Whatever, but the memo includes a “work to rule” threat previously issued, and “blood on his hands” tropes are all over. One thing is clear: DiBlasio’s instant appointment of Bratton didn’t buy him a thing.
The FBI told their story about North Korea attacking Sony. Before we retaliate, read what they didn’t tell you. Fabius Maximus. More gaslighting?
Sony Hack – NYT Editors Find New Iraq WMD Moon of Alabama
Making fun of Kim shows lack of taste Global Times. A Chinese view.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Tor founder warns attack on network could be “really bad,” allowing traffic to be hijacked Pando Daily. Had no idea the Tor network’s addressing system was not only centralized but that its “directory authorities” were hard-coded.
Inquiry in Anthrax Mailings Had Gaps, Report Says New York Times
Ukraine should put Russia to the test Los Angeles Times
The week the dam broke in Russia and ended Putin’s dreams Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Telegraph
“Egypt Killed Islam in the West” The Islamic Monthly
Wealth inequality and the marginal propensity to consume Washington Center for Equitable Growth
5 Reasons for the Slow Recovery in Long-Term Unemployment Wall Street Journal. The Heritage View. A better headline would say “possible reasons”; the author commits to none of them.
The Unfinished Civil War Jacobin
Getting Serious n+1
Future Perfect: an optimistic look at the future of networked politics Boing Boing. Missed this first time round.
ISS crew gets new ratchet — over email Business Insider. Cf. Neal Stephenson, Diamond Age.
When to quit your journalism job PressThink
Is It Bad Enough Yet? New York Times
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