EU considers probe into unfair state aid for south European banks FT. And definitely not German banks.
‘Grossly incompetent’ Libor scandal banker hands £50,000 to Tory party Independent. Not, however, so incompetent that he didn’t have £50,000 of loose cash lying about!
The Kings of the Desert The New Yorker. “I don’t know where this money went.”
Emanuel critics push him to release 1,500 Michael Sacks emails David Sirota, International Business Times. It’s gonna be like Nixon; Watergate was in his second term.
Turkish business world in panic over contraction in economic growth Hurriyet Daily News
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
New Jersey Cops Tried Confiscating Cameras After Mauling Man to Death With Police Dog Photography is Not a Crime
Chuck Schumer bucks White House on Iran Politico. Et tu, Upchuck?
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Inbred Bernanke-Summers Debate On Secular Stagnation Steve Keen, Forbes
Myanmar is using Ferguson to justify its latest crackdown on protesters Global Post. So much for “soft power.”
Medvedev: Vietnam close to trade deal with Russian-led economic union Asian Correspondent
Ferried Away Cambodian Daily
Toxic alert as Chinese chemical plant explodes for the second time in two years South China Morning Post
US$154 billion rise of the robots planned for Pearl River Delta manufacturing South China Morning Post. “[D]riven by worker shortages and government subsidies.” Worker shortages?
How Rich and Poor Spend (and Earn) Their Money WSJ. With handy charts.
Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think Scientific American
Two Beds and the Burdens of Feminism The New Yorker
MLB Will Bench Baseball Fans Caught Streaming Games WSJ. I guess they’ve never heard of the Grateful Dead….
To MSG or not to MSG? That is the question Seattle Times
The Age of the Wolf Southern Poverty Law Center
Times: “The worst possible result” revealed at Fukushima — Plant Chief: Centuries may pass before humans find a way to deal with molten cores — Top Official: “We have no idea” what to do, “the technology simply doesn’t exist… I can’t say it’s possible” (VIDEOS) ENENews
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