Super-Sized, Now with Less Guilt - 8/24/2012
Here's what we're following this morning (50% more links for your informational pleasure!):
(via Dangerous Minds)
Why Aguilar voted against money market fund capital controls - Zero Hedge | What's the best way to get people to part with their $1.00 NAV money market funds? Thankfully, we'll not find out for the time-being.
Most of August was erased in one week - Market Montage | Once again, a majority of gains stem from a few days' worth of activity. And vice-versa.
Five myths about Ryan's budget - The Washington Post | This is the most recent in a series dedicated to a concept of challenging everything you think you know.
CNBC and its heavy-handed advocacy for Wall Street - CNBC via Jesse's Cafe Americain | How's this for a new tagline for the channel: "When you expect a rational discussion and get a tag-team takedown instead...tune in to CNBC."
Globalization doesn't just happen - Center for Economic and Policy Research | Free trade for some, but not all.
One simple measure that would save Social Security (and more) - New Economic Perspectives | Truthfully, it's one measure with a couple of different parts. And it includes talk of that "magic coin" again. The thoughts are nice, but I'm not sure we'd get past that first one.
Romney's big tax dilemma - Counterpunch | We need a viable third option. Period.
From bug drones to disease assassins, super weapons rule US war game - Wired | There are going to be unforeseen and sometimes terrible consequences of unleashing a new technology on human societies unprepared to handle them. Cue comment, around the same time, from a top US general saying that "...we don't know why Afghan troops are killing us." Really? No clue at all?
Low water, slow boats - Bruce Krasting | The only winners are going to be the railroads. Say hello to higher food prices.
Eurozone headed for a new recession - BBC via Truthdig | We need another press conference to tell us otherwise.
Shelter system strains - Wall Street Journal | More need on an already strained system. Where's that recovery, again?
Deutsche Bank exec ruthlessly beaten by LAPD may or may not have been on White Lightning at the time - Dealbreaker | I mean, who DOESN'T try to break in to cars in a Jack-in-the-Box parking lot? Hungry is hungry.
Election rivals seek to exploit oil boom - Financial Times | Every US president since Nixon has set an objective of reducing the country's reliance on foreign oil...and most of them have failed.
Please tell me how to take care of my baby - McSweeney's | Mayor Bloomberg, this one's for you.
Unfortunate vintage ads - Boing Boing | Hooray! Sugar!