Astronomers Are Getting Ready To Take The Image Of The Century Business Insider (David L)
Bitcoin 2.0 gives the dreamers focus — but only without the hype Financial Times
Who Owns the Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century? MIT Technology Review (David L)
Friendly gut bacteria ‘help to attack malaria’ BBC (David L)
2014 To Be Hottest Year Ever Measured Scientific American (martha r)
Exhausted by a House That Saves Energy New York Times (David L). FWIW, this is much more about having made bad design choices than sustainability/energy conservation per se. But that’s an important lesson to be reminded of if you are thinking of going this route.
Alaska Shows No Signs of Rising Arctic Methane NASA (martha r)
Can Japan Reboot? Project Syndicate
Hong Kong Protesters Considering Retreat WSJ China Real Time
The ECB winter of discontent Bruegel
Juncker’s Sound of Silence Project Syndicate
Will Russia, Germany save Europe from war? Pepe Escobar
Why Assad Refuses to Step Down Stephen Gowans (hunkerdown)
Asking Christians about Tolerance of War Consortiumnews (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Edward Snowden, please call Jill Abramson Capital New York
White House (Ab)Uses Ferguson To Promote More Surveillance Moon of Alabama
ROMNEY INSIDER: He’s Running Business Insider
Smith & Wesson misfire: Rifle sales drop 50% Fortune (furzy mouse). An Obama-as-lame-duck indicator?
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Cleveland Police Cited for Abuse by Justice Department New York Times
US oil reserves at highest since 1975 Financial Times
Here Is Oil’s Next Leg Down Ilargi
Commodities tomorrow: Saudis say oil to stabilize around … CNBC (furzy mouse)
Extreme oil bears gamble on $40 crude Financial Times
Roubini Sees “Mother of All Asset Bubbles”, But Claims Bubble Will Not Burst Until 2016 Michael Shedlock. Only problem is Roubini also made a call for 2013….
Central bankers are either too arrogant or too humble FTAlphaville (Richard A)
Banking: Financial firefighters Financial Times
Few Options for Homeless as San Jose Clears Camp New York Times
The Red Cross CEO Has Been Serially Misleading About Where Donors’ Dollars Are Going ProPublica. More overpaid administrators at big not-for-profits.
Which U.S. Cities Have the Biggest Income Gaps? WSJ Economics
Voting With Your Feet: Aaron Renn’s New Donut New Geography
Shake-up at The New Republic: Franklin Foer and Leon Wieseltier Are Out New York Times. Leon Wieseltier is gone???? He was the anchor of the “back of the book” and hugely productive. I did a study for TNR in 2000. Getting rid of Wieseltier, not just from a quality perspective, but from a crass raw economic perspective (I not only saw the numbers but redid their P&L on a department cost basis), is insane.
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