Lambert Strether (Yves being on vacation).
Rapid Climate Changes Turn North Woods into Moose Graveyard Scientific American
Supervolcano Drilling Plan Gets Go-Ahead Science. What could go wrong?
“Is Insider Trading Part of the Fabric?” Gretchen Morgenson
Sell-side research isn’t inside information Felix Salmon
BBC Interview with Nassim Taleb on JPMorgan Jesse: “The more I look into this and think about it, the more that Barack Obama’s ‘favorite banker’ looks like Enron in their heyday.”
Obama : “Unless you run a financial institution whose business model is built on cheating consumers or making risky bets that could damage the whole economy, you have nothing to fear from Wall Street reform.” I swear I’m not making this up!
Syndicate: If You Can Get It, Run The Other Way Big Picture. FaceBorg post mortem.
CPD: Terror suspects had planned firebomb attacks Local ABC. Helpful undercover policeman: “Hey, I just happen to have a source of jellied gasoline! And jelly jars, too!” Timothy McVeigh these guys ain’t.
NATO Summit: 3 Protesters Arrested, Charged with Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism National ABC. Nuance: Local says arrestees to attend black bloc demo; national says arrestees “proclaimed themselves to be” black block. Going with local, sensing oncoming and ugly moral panic. Honestly, it’s like watching an elephant panic at the sight of a mouse. Man up, global oligarchs!
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