Here is what is on my Instapaper:

• Matt Taibbi: The People vs. Goldman Sachs (Rolling Stone)
• Fixing Japan’s Fiscal Mess (The Diplomat)
Special report: What triggered oil’s greatest rout (Reuters)
Grantham: Sell riskiest investments now (Market Watch)
Bill Black: Why CEOs Avoided Getting Busted in Meltdown: (Businessweek)
• The Death of the McMansion (Slate)
• Doctors trade integrity for insurance company profits (SF Gate)
• Boehner’s Views on Economy Contradicted by Indicators, Studies (Bloomberg)
• Sense of justice built into the human brain (PLOS Biology)
• The Dogs of War: Beloved Comrades in Afghanistan (NY Times)

What are you reading?

Category: Financial Press

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15 Responses to “Thursday Reading List”

  1. Posted by Amanda Simon, ACLU at 4:08pm
    “Tucked inside the National Defense Authorization Act, being marked up by the House Armed Services Committee this week, is a hugely important provision that hasn’t been getting a lot of attention — a brand new authorization for a worldwide war.

    This stealth provision was added to the bill by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), but has a bit of a history. It was first proposed by former Attorney General Michael Mukasey in 2008 after the Bush administration lost the Boumediene v. Bush case, in which the Supreme Court decided that federal courts would subject the administration’s asserted law of war basis to hold Guantanamo detainees to searching review. An idea that may have originally been intended to bolster the Bush administration’s basis for holding Guantanamo detainees is now being promoted as an authorization of a worldwide war — and could become the single biggest ceding of unchecked war authority to the executive branch in modern American history…”
    http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/unchecked-executive-war-power-could-slip-through-house
    ~~
    Blackwater’s New Ethics Chief: John Ashcroft
    The Global Economy’s Corporate Crime Wave
    Britain: Pre-Cime Arrests
    Britain: Police Buy Software to Map Suspects’ Digital Movements
    http://cryptogon.com/?cat=22
    ~~
    Flashback: MAIN CORE

    Via: Guardian:

    Britain’s largest police force is using software that can map nearly every move suspects and their associates make in the digital world, prompting an outcry from civil liberties groups.

    The Metropolitan police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the US military, which shows an individual’s movements and communications with other people on a three-dimensional graphic. It can be used to collate information gathered from social networking sites, satellite navigation equipment, mobile phones, financial transactions and IP network logs.

    Police have confirmed its purchase and declined to rule out its use in investigating public order disturbances…
    http://cryptogon.com/?p=22290
    ~~
    “When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny.”

    “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

    “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
    – Thom. Jefferson

    http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/thomas-jefferson-quotes

  2. franklin411 says:

    Looks like the GOP is hoping the Dems wills save them from the Teabaggers!

    McConnell demands spending cuts, Medicare overhaul for deal on debt limit

    “If there’s a grand bargain of some kind with the president of the United States, none of it will be usable by either side in next year’s election,” McConnell said.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/mcconnell-demands-spending-cuts-medicare-reform-for-deal-on-debt-limit/2011/05/12/AFTvBh0G_story.html

  3. Woof says:

    I reluctantly agree with the last line of Taibbi’s piece.

  4. zell says:

    The Justice Dept. is arbitrary and capricious. Law enforcement can bring solid cases to the U.S. Attorney and have them declined because the case is not of significant size or not of symbolic value. You don’t want to deal with those people if you’re in law enforcement or out.

  5. contrabandista13 says:

    Julian Assange awarded Australian peace prize

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/11/julian-assange-australian-peace-prize-wikileaks

    Interesting, to say the least…..

    Best regards,

    Econolicious

  6. contrabandista13 says:

    Why I called Bradley Manning’s treatment ‘stupid

    ‘The US should uphold the highest standards towards its citizens, including the WikiLeaks accused. I stand by what I said

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/mar/29/bradley-manning-wikileaks

    Bravo…..! To you too Barry…!

    Eco

  7. Lebowski says:

    John McCain surprisingly not being a total sellout to his former self:
    http://oppugno.com/blog/2011/05/12/john-mccain-shockingly-refuses-to-sell-out-to-his-former-self/

  8. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    The Borgia and Their Enemies.

  9. louis says:

    “I like to watch Eve”

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/299491-1

    Ostrich sighting at the end.

  10. Mike in Nola says:

    Big business freeaking out about Republican posturing on debt limit, i.e. foreigners might not understand it’s all BS.
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FdlNewsDesk/~3/3MlM-aCuKLY/

  11. Mike in Nola says:

    Koch brothers buying themselves an academic mouthpiece.
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FdlNewsDesk/~3/3MlM-aCuKLY/

  12. mathman says:

    Not that it matters, but:

    http://jonathanturley.org/2011/05/13/one-in-seven-americans-on-food-stamps/#more-34753

    Looks like we hit the debt ceiling this month:

    Is This the End of the Road?
    Countdown to Default
    By MIKE WHITNEY

    http://www.counterpunch.org/whitney05102011.html

    and, along the lines of “education”:

    http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/12/school-board-global-warming/
    Los Alamitos School Board orders global warming class to teach the controversy, push disinformation.

  13. JerseyCynic says:

    Blogger goes down, taking 30 hours of posts with it

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20062428-93.html

  14. crgoss says:

    Man, I hate to think what would happen to Matt Taibbi if Goldman Sachs ever went out of business…

  15. tradeking13 says:

    Nuclear meltdown at Fukushima plant

    One of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant did suffer a nuclear meltdown, Japanese officials admitted for the first time today, describing a pool of molten fuel at the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/8509502/Nuclear-meltdown-at-Fukushima-plant.html