What People Asked the New York Public Library Before Google Laura C. Mallonee (martha r)
Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients Wall Street Journal
Computer program ‘perfect at poker’ BBC (David L)
Bitcoin’s upcoming capital crisis FT Alphaville
Book sales up as readers stay true to type Financial Times. Dunno about you, but I barely used a Kindle. I don’t like looking at books that all look the same, typeface and layout wise. And I find that “sameness” makes it harder for me to recall the exact source of things I’ve read.
Mapping the World’s Problems New York Times (David L)
Danish research links circumcision to autism Copenhagen Post (martha r)
Researchers find exposure to nanoparticles may threaten heart health PhysOrg (Robert M)
Once More, the Hospital CEO as Scrooge – Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Collected Millions in Severance After Laying Off Hundreds of Health Professionals, and Being Sanctioned by the State Medical Board Health Care Renewal
The Erosion of Law Project Syndicate
Europe’s deflation risk leaves no option but quantitative easing Financial Times (Scott). *Groan*. It won’t solve the problem.
Why I am running for a parliamentary seat on SYRIZA’s ticket Yanis Varoufakis
Greece Is a Crime Scene, and Vulture Funds Are to Blame Greg Palast, Truthout (RR)
Hebdo Fallout. Lambert will have more in-depth coverage in Links tomorrow.
The Delegitimization of Israel CounterPunch (Chuck L)
Evidence Points to Syria Still Working on a Nuclear Weapon Der Spiegel. Martha r: “spiegel is reliable source ……. right? :)”
5 Months of Air Strikes in Iraq and Syria in 4 Charts Defense One (furzy mouse)
Gorbachev warns of major war in Europe over Ukraine Reuters (martha r)
Russia Cut to One Step Above Junk by Fitch on Oil, Sanctions Bloomberg. That pretty much guarantees no Russian company will be rated higher.
Great Lakes teeming with tiny plastic fibers: scientists Chicago Tribune (Robert M)
A history lesson on the perils facing oil and gas investors (Scott) John Dizard, Financial Times
New drilling affected by oil price fall Financial Times
Friday lay day – unemployment is a pernicious state Bill Mitchell. In fact, it’s state terrorism.
Unemployment Rate Drops Due to Almost Half a Million More Not in Labor Force Economic Populist. Good to see these guys working those charts once more.
Hiring Booms, but Soft Wages Linger WSJ. If you consider permanently higher disemployment and crapified jobs a “boom.”
Wage Growth – or Lack of – Continues to Surprise Tim Duy. Why is this a surprise? Disproportionate hiring in McJobs.
Why Your Wages Are Idling in Neutral American Prospect
An Economic Warning? Menzie Chinn, Ecnobrowser
Have Large Scale Asset Purchases Increased Bank Profits? Juan Antonio Montecino and Gerald Epstein
29-year-old leaves NFL and $37 million contract to become farmer in order to feed the hungry Daily Kos. Doug: ” I just learned about this from November …. and while it’s a bit dated, it is the kind of special, good news worth sharing.”
Antidote du jour (Patrick). From the Seattle Zoo: