Rogue Microwave Ovens Are the Culprits Behind Mysterious Radio Signals National Geographic. Tinfoil will take care of that.
Why are interest rates so low, part 4: Term premiums Ben Bernanke, Brookings Institute
The mythic quest for early warnings Money and Banking
New Solutions to Old Problems Roger Farmer’s Economic Window. “We cannot buy insurance over the state of the world into which we are born.” But surely that applies to every human endeavor, not just financial markets?
Wall Street’s Wealth Transfer System Is Imperiling the U.S. Economy Wall Street on Parade
Credit Crunch Underway: Can Recession Be Far Behind? Global Economic Analysis (Furzy Mouse). Damned if I know, but the zeitgeist seems awfully skittish, suddenly, for an economy that’s supposed to be powering ahead.
Eurozone officials slammed Greece for acting like a ‘taxi driver’ as it ‘just kept asking for money’ Business Insider. I’ve noticed a lot of inchoate anger against taxi drivers in several contexts worldwide over the past year or so. I think it’s the rage of Richistanis who are forced, by circumstance, to realize their dependence on perceived social inferiors. Hence, Uber.
Ukraine: Right Sector Breaks Ceasefire, Newsweek Smears Akhmetov Moon of Alabama
How Iran won Bush’s Iraq War Juan Cole
Tom Cotton: Obama’s Iran Deal May Lead to Nuclear War The Atlantic. Good to have the Israeli view.
Tepco gives up on rescuing shape-shifting reactor robot Japan Times. Expected to last 10 hours; died in three.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
NSA declares war on general purpose computers Boing Boing
Machine Learning Algorithm Mines 16 Billion E-Mails Technology Review. “Anything that usefully helps to ease the burden of e-mail overload could become an important part of the hidden bureaucracy of communication.”
Clinton drives conservatives bonkers. Is that a good thing? Crains Chicago Business
The Tangle of Coordinated Health Care NYT. Have any readers encountered this syndrome?
Not Sheep The Rochesterian. Parents opting children out of group tests.
The New Liberal Consensus Is A Force To Be Reckoned With Modeled Behavior, Forbes and Look Who’s Talking: A ‘New’ Conventional Wisdom on Labor Medium
Work makes Fritos Max Speak, You Listen
Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway NYT. With handy map.
A Tenured Professor On Why Hiring Adjuncts Is WrongTalking Points Memo
Determining the optimal U.S. tax rate for higher earners Washington Center for Equitable Growth
The Greatness of Günter Grass Salmon Rushdie, The New Yorker
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