Asteroid impacts 3.3 billion years ago may have boiled the oceans Ars Technica. Always something new to worry about!
The Outlook for the Economy Janet Yellen, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
The U.S. Is About to Change the Way It Calculates GDP Bloomberg. Just in time for J-Yel’s big decision…
What will get Europe’s economy rolling again? AP. Best subhead ever: “LET’S NOT FORGET DEMOCRACY.”
We want helicopters, and we want them … Mainly Macro. “[I]ndependent central banks made the obvious way of getting around the lower bound problem, which is a money financed fiscal expansion, more difficult to achieve.” Hmm.
GM inquiry Is said to find criminal fault CNBC. Faulty ignitions.
TPP is in trouble, thanks to public interest Al Jazeera
What Elizabeth Warren wants The Economist
Elizabeth Warren and Democrats should be down with TPP WaPo. Froman feeds Jonathan Capehart some talking points, and Capehart dutifully writes them down.
Whatever you think of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Obama should get his fast track authority Matt Yglesias, Vox. “A trade deal with Europe could be great.” Not if it contains sovereignty-destroying ISDS provisions, it couldn’t.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
NSA Starts to Shut Down Mass-Spying Program National Journal. Does anybody believe this?
PATRIOT Act on life support after Rand Paul stymies renewal efforts Politico. Oddly, or not, Wyden isn’t mentioned in this story…
Paedophile Mason ran lodge set up for GCHQ Sunday Express
Black Injustice Tipping Point
49 Shots And The Cop Goes Free Daily Beast. The Brelo case. Shots, through the car’s windshield. While standing on the hood of the car. And reloading.
Cleveland cop acquitted of deaths in 137-shot barrage USA Today. You have to wonder what it takes to get a conviction. 1,370 shots? 13,700? Machine gun fire? Artillery? A strafing pass from an A-10? NOTE: The 137 shots were from all the cops. The 49 were from the one cop charged.
Cleveland schools tried to teach students to “manage emotions” of Brelo, Tamir Rice cases Plain-Dealer. Well, I suppose….
Municipalities ticket for trees and toys, as traffic revenue declines St LouisToday. Law enforcement for profit continues.
When Chicago cops shoot Chicago Reader. Again, this issue was right there for Chuy if he wanted it. But n-o-o-o-o-o.
Black women get killed by police, too: the #SayHerName demonstrations, explained Vox. Again and as usual, brilliantly creative non-violent tactics, which I can only hope achieve the success they deserve rapidly enough.
Tsipras faces down radicals within SYRIZA over terms of deal Ekathimerini. Implying thereby that SYRIZA as a party is not “radical,” but pray let us not disturb the “far left” narrative….
How It Works: Spanish Local & Regional Elections The Spain Report
A State of Fear: What ISIS Is, and What It Is Not ABC Australia
US court to hear suit accusing Adelson of graft in China The Hill. That’s “squillionaire megadonor Sheldon” Adelson.
How Employers Get Out of Paying Their Workers Priceonomics
House of Secrets The New Yorker
A voice for the voiceless McGill News. Interview with François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants.
Four Ways in Which the World Has Surprised Me Over the Past Decade with Its Economics Brad DeLong, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village WSJ. Also exercise. And beans.
Bill Cunningham | Colors of Spring NYT. Orange. Like jumpsuits. There’s still hope!
Antidote du jour:
OK, wintry scene, but it’s chilly up here!