Devoted Bald Eagle Mom Gets Buried In Snow As She Keeps Her Eggs Warm White Wolf Pack (furzy mouse)
Finance is great, but it can be a real drag, too Money and Banking
Devouring Social Capital The Parallel Parliament. Mark Carney at the Guild Hall.
Big data meets the double mandate The Economist
U.S. declares Venezuela a national security threat, sanctions top officials Reuters. Hoo boy. Send in the drones.
Malaysian corporates have worst cash visibility in Asia Pacific, study shows Malaysian Insider. And it’s a crowded field.
Five minutes with Philippe Legrain: “The Eurozone has become a glorified debtors’ prison” London School of Economics
No good Plan Bs Hugo Dixon, Ekathimerini
Liquidity fears slow payments Ekathimerini.
The moment of truth is approaching Ekathimerini. Government is asking state companies for loans.
Why is the Greek government so popular with left-wingers? Marginal Revolution
Jean-Claude Juncker calls for creation of EU army FT. For debt collection, presumably.
Russia’s Remarkable Renaissance New Eastern Outlook. Maybe. What is clear is that weaponizing the financial system, as Obama has done, will have the usual blowback effects, perhaps sooner than we think.
Nemtsov murder – more questions than answers Vineyard of the Saker
The Road Back to Tehran: Bugs, Ghosts and Ghostbusters The Foreign Service Journal. Long form.
New book reveals how MidEast helped Tony Blair earn $90m Arabian Business
Anti-GMO Protests Rock Poland As Farmers Demand Food Sovereignty Rights True Activist (furzy mouse)
Future farming to be based on robots and big data Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence. Because spraying pesticides with flying robots is what accelerating intelligence is all about!
These $40 Artisanal Toothpicks Are Just The Right Size For Eyeball Gouging Gothamist (CL). Froth?
Googledome, or temple of doom? The Economist. “Tech firms are building pharaonic head offices again.” More froth?
Here Are the Problems With The $10,000 Gold Apple Watch Bloomberg. “It’s so heavy it feels like a brick.” Well, perhaps you can have one of your personal attendants wear it for you. Yet more froth?
The Conundrum of Corporation and Nation Robert Reich
Complex Societies Evolved without Belief in All-Powerful Deity Scientific American
A rocky road lies ahead to a far smaller world population Fabius Maximus (furzy mouse).
Coleman’s house-of-cards theory of structures Understanding Society
Antidote du jour:
Soon, grass will be visible!