Gunmaker staring down $1B in debt as gun sales slump New York Post. Cerberus.
Mortgage Servicer Privity with Borrowers Credit Slips
Big food Vox. Ezra Klein interviews Michael Pollan
Texas drilling permits dropped 50 percent, Railroad Commission reports Dallas Morning News
Natural gas flaring in Eagle Ford Shale already surpasses 2012 levels of waste and pollution AP. One lease flares one-quarter of its production (!).
Boom Bust Boom: Minsky at the Movies New Economics Perspectives
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Crowd Protesting Antonio Martin’s Death Shut Down Highway NBC. New shooting next town over from Ferguson.
Berkeley suspect’s grandmother: ‘I want to see the gun in his hand’ Los Angeles Times. The word we’re look for here is “drop gun.” I mean, I’d just hate to think that the lesson the police in the greater St Louis area took from the Michael Brown killing was to make sure that “armed” got into the headlines in the initial coverage. Not that I’m foily.
UPDATED: Chief Belmar: Berkeley Officer Did Not Have Body Camera On CBS Local. Couldn’t we have a hiatus on shooting young black men, exercising their Fourth Amendment rights or no?
The Spy Who Came in from the Confederacy The Junto
Ground Truth: In Dozier’s neglected cemetery, a search for lost boys and the reasons why they died Tampa Bay Times. Superb long-form reporting.
Why Christmas Is Huge in China The Atlantic
Sony Hack – Likely Inside Attacker Found – Obama Claim Discredited Moon of Alabama.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Privacy analyst: ‘Santa is the ultimate role model for the NSA’ WaPo. Ho ho ho….
Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status BBC. NATO, here we come!
ISIL downs warplane over Syria, claims capture of Jordanian pilot Hurriyet Daily News
The left’s unsung success story Le Monde Diplomatique. Bolivia.
Love Activists turn former RBS office in London into housing protest squat Guardian (MR). Hilariously, the RBS office appears to have chain of title issues.
Greece – two alternative views Bill Mitchell
Risk in Fukushima No. 4 reactor mitigated as last of nuclear fuel removed Asahi Shimbun. One down…
GDP Grows, Dow Soars While US Workers Still Chase Household Income, Wage Growth And Real Recovery International Business Times
How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap HuffPo. ” [T]he residual effects of wealth remain for 10-to-15 generations.”
Exclusive: U.S. minimum wage hikes to affect 1,400-plus Walmart stores Reuters. Because the minimum wage went up, not out of the goodness of Walmart’s corporate heart, as the headline does not make clear.
I’m meeting a potential client about a website for his hotel Clients from Hell
Let us enjoy the greatest human escape of all Martin Wolf, FT
Pain Really Does Make Us Gain The New Yorker. What’s the best kind of pain?
Waiting for the Sunrise The Archdruid Report
The Dark & Light of Francisco Goya New York Review of Books. Exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I wish I could go!
Antidote du jour:
 Sham pain.