Cloudy With a Chance of Cholera Audobon
Ex-UBS Trader Darin Must Face U.S. Libor-Rigging Charge Bloomberg. “Rigging” of which executives were entirely ignorant. No doubt.
Dark Web’s ‘Evolution’ market vanishes along with $12 million Naked Security. That’s “$12 million” in BitCoin.
German media: Greece to remain liquid until April 8 Deutsche Welle
The army and the people, united Ekathimerini
Guest post: the part-time technocrats driving Ukraine’s banking reform FT. Reads like a beat-sweetener, to me.
The messages from Israel’s election The Electronic Intifada
Imperial Collapse Watch
A Judge Just Ordered the US Government to Release Thousands of Detainee Abuse Photos Vice. By “abuse” is meant “torture.” Surprised to see Vice adopting old-media mealy-mouthed locutions. Anyhow, so much for soft power…
At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film New York Times
Meet the man whose utopian vision for the Internet conquered, and then warped, Silicon Valley WaPo. John Perry Barlow,
the Dead’sBob Weir’s sometime lyricist. Sigh.
The Moral Hazard of Big Data The New Republic. “[A] surprising proportion of digital marketing is about finding marks.” Surprising?
A $6.6 Million CEO Dreams of a “Doctor-Less” Future Health Care Renewal. More lunatic triumphalism from over-paid CEOs.
50 Million Users: The Making of an ‘Angry Birds’ Internet Meme Wall Street Journal. The “squishy” foundations of technology diffusion metrics.
Facebook, Google, and the Economics of Time The Atlantic
Two days, one chat, three phone calls and two lies from Comcast Houston Chronicle. More shopping.
Obamacare Is Spurring Startups and Creating Jobs Bloomberg. Startups to manage ObamaCare’s useless and artificially created complexity because markets.
The changing geography of US employment FT Alphaville. Looks like the jobs are where the water’s not going to be.
Who Needs a Boss? New York Times
Mexican farmworkers strike over low wages, blocking harvest Los Angeles Times
Punishment’s purpose: How humans became hardwired for justice Reuters. For some definition of “justice.”
Freedom of choice is less important than a pension free of risk FT. But wait. I thought shopping was always good?
Borio, Erdem, Filardo and Hofmann on the Costs of Deflation The Grumpy Economist
The Yield Curve and Economic Activity, Again Econbrowser
The FOMC’s LIBOR-like NAIRU fix The Top Note. Yikes?
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