Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One The Diplomat
The Greeks are not “Western” Politico Europe. I see Politico Europe is off to a rousing start.
Taliban announces start of its annual spring offensive LA Times. The best part is that it’s announced. Like it’s a supermarket opening.
How Washington Delayed Amtrak National Journal
Senate Republicans seek to preserve NSA power to collect phone data LA Times. Good thing there’s no more “gridlock”!
A Financial Transaction Tax is a Pigouvian Tax Jared Bernstein
HSBC Determined to Stand By Leadership Financial Times
6 Tricks Banks Use to Drive Homeowners Into Foreclosure Newswire. Notice that this is a 2015 article, not 2008 or 2010 or 2012, when this was supposed to be all over.
Is Wal-Mart closing stores for ‘repairs,’ or to punish activist workers? Michael Hiltzik, LA Times
Airbrushing Austerity Paul Krugman
Finance and Society Conference The Institute for New Economic Thinking. Wanted to highlight this for DC folks, largely because it’s a high-level conference where 21 of the 22 speakers are women. It’s also to be webcast.
A Bibliophile’s Defense of Physical Books The New Republic
New Zealand’s Premier Apologizes for Pulling Waitress’s Hair New York Times
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