Priest to hold nun beauty pageant BBC
Local councils accused of spying on residents’ sex lives Telegraph
Carbon-neutral Ziggurat pyramid could house 1.1 million in Dubai engadget
Judge restricts online reporting of case New Zealand Herald
Bank Holiday Poem: The Dollar MacroMan
Is the Accounting Oversight Board Really Independent? Floyd Norris, New York Times
Japan’s Shrinking Workforce Spurs Shift to Full-Time Employees Bloomberg. An important development.
China’s petrol buying spree poised to end Financial Times (hat tip reader mxq)
Sellside Continues to Shill for Copper Bulls 1440 Wall Street
The Dollar and the Trade Deficit: How Does Productivity Fit In? Menzie Chinn, Econbrowser
The Nobel Laureate Meetings at Lindau Mark Thoma. Links to videos of presentations. Many look interesting.
Fed’s Barn Doors Are No Obstacle for Its Horses Caroline Baum, Bloomberg
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