Apologies for the lack of original posts. I need to move my sleep cycle earlier.
New eyes on the Edmund Fitzgerald: Forty years later, untold stories of the ill-fated ore carrier emerge West Central Tribune (resilc)
10 reasons why phishing attacks are nastier than ever InfoWorld (Chuck L)
OECD cuts world growth forecast Financial Times
Burma election: Aung San Suu Kyi party looks set for decisive win – live Asian Correspondent
Think Burma Is a Democracy Now? Think Again. Huffington Post
China Cuts and Cuts, but Not Deep Enough Wall Street Journal
China consumer inflation slows to 1.3% Financial Times
Recapitalising Greek banks: The damage Economist
Greece’s Bailout Dead End Council for Foreign Relations. You need to read past the neoliberal ideology to get current on the state of play.
Osborne’s cuts cannot penalise working poor Financial Times
ISIS Ally in Egypt Emerges as Key Suspect in Russian Jet Crash – The New York Times (furzy mouse_
Egypt’s Brazen Crackdown on Critics New York Times (furzy mouse)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
60 Minutes Casts Snowden, Manning As Traitors ShadowProof
Barack Obama, Lawyer-in-Chief Politico
Own a Vizio Smart TV? It’s watching you Ars Technica (EM)
Imperial Collapse Watch
USA: The country that did not win any war ... failed evolution
Cuban Peers Dispute Ted Cruz’s Father’s Story of Fighting for Castro New York Times (resilc)
Lessons for Ben Carson Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Marco Rubio’s Illegal Presidential Campaign Huffington Post
New Hampshire 2016: Jeb Bush Dodges Issue Of Big Donor’s Pipeline Plan David Sirota, International Business Times
Obama dealt blow over immigration reform Financial Times. We said early on that part of the plan was dodgy…
What I Learned on My Red State Book Tour Robert Reich
How does your state rank for integrity? Center for Public Integrity
The US did horribly in a state-by-state corruption study Business Insider (resilc)
Detroit Businesswomen Team Up to Get Rape Kits Tested New York Times (Chuck L)
Police State Watch
Shift to Lower-Carbon Energy Is Too Slow, Report Warns New York Times
The Great Climate Change Hoax Has Reached a New Level of Deceit Charles Pierce, Esquire
Sotheby’s points to selective art market Financial Times. A sign of a top. Weaker “credits” and properties fall first, then the AAA stuff flattens or starts to decline.
The Ibanez Property Ring Adam Levitin, Credit Slips. Ibanez was a VERY big deal case at the time, a Massachusetts Supreme Court decision on chain of title issues. Levitin politely shellacks a paper that denigrates the borrower as a justification for saying the decision would have been different had those facts (alleged fraud) been known. Levitin, who wrote an amicus brief in Ibanez, basically says that everything that the paper says about the law is wrong.
Intel Lawsuit Questions Custom Target-Date Fund Construction Plan Sponsor (DO). Decidedly uninformative headline. The first sentence: “A participant in retirement plans sponsored by Intel Corporation has filed a lawsuit claiming custom-built investment portfolios within the plan are too heavily invested in imprudent investments.” Big focus on recent, large increase in allocation to hedge and PE funds. Have not had a chance to read the filing.
What Does a Bag Designed to Carry $1 Million in Cash Look Like? Core77 (resilc)
Wall Street bonus expectations Business Insider
How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy Sharable (kimberly k)
The Strange, True Story of How a Chairman at McKinsey Made Millions of Dollars off His Maid Nation. The headline is embarrassing, even though the article is both sad and fascinating. Kumar was a “director” which means he was the equivalent of a partner. McKinsey does not and has never had “chairmen” or a chairman.
Antidote du jour (@SWildlifepics):