Dear patient readers, I am still quite ill, spending 14 hours or so a day in bed and not able to leave my apartment. So forgive the thin offerings today.
Facts FM (Richard Smith). Watch the video!
Forbes (Bob H)
Engadget. Lambert” “Neo-liberal trolls and griefers wrecking the NHS, no doubt.”
BoingBoing (Richard Smith). Surely he had this material for strictly professional reasons, to test that the filters were working…right?
Telegraph. Mr. Market liked this.
Telegraph. As we tweeted, with Europe dependent on Russian oil and gas, the idea of anything other than token sanctions against Russia is a non-starter. Or if I turn out to be wrong, this will be a circular firing squad.
New York Times. Sanctions against officials? So the US is gonna what, seize three apartments in Brooklyn? Putin must be laughing.
Guardian. More of the same.
AlJazeera (Richard Smith). This is a “cut the bullshit” analysis.
Tax Justice Network. Richard Smith points out that one should be wary of single-factor analyses, but this is indeed likely to be part of the equation.
Slate. Wikileaks cables.
Robert Parry, Consortium News (Lambert). A really solid piece.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Inside Bay Area. Chuck L: “Seeing is believing.”
Guardian. Ahem, but bias in prosecution and sentencing plays a very big role in higher levels of incarceration among blacks too. White kids particularly affluent ones, get away with all sorts of stuff that puts black kids in jail.
Down With Tyranny (RR)
On the Media. Francois T: “About the incredible lack of accountability of the US Border Patrol Agency and DHS in general. THAT is a great example of a fascist police state. Downright scary.”
Philly.com. But: (Paul Tioxon)
Atlantic. Lambert: “I know! Let’s ask a billionaire for a big fat check! No, I’m not kidding.”
MacroBusiness. White was the chief economist of the BIS and started warning central bankers about housing bubble in many advanced economies in 2003. He was ignored because (I am not exaggerating) all he had was empirical information, and not a formal theory (and since neoclassicals believe prices are always right and virtuous, basically that was like asking to square the circle).
New York Times
New York Times
Lars P. Syll
Antidote du jour. From Strange Real Animals (Richard Smith):