01 April 2013

Links for Monday, 1 April - No Fooling

"The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock."

Chris Hedges

Links For Today

Moody's Review May Dent Bank Ratings

Game of Thrones Third Series Set for UK Debut

US Manufacturing Slows

Caroline Kennedy to be Named Ambassador to Japan

Money Laundering Banks Still Get a Pass from the US - Simon Johnson

Asteri Capital and the London Whale

US Deploys Stealth Fighters to South Korea

BRICs Go Over the Wall - AsiaTimes

As Market Heats Up, Trading Slips Into the Shadows

As Banks In Cyprus Falter, Other Tax Havens Step In

At Banks, Board Pay Soars Amid Cutbacks (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)

More Stockman - Krugman

Big Business Believes in Subsidies, Not Free Markets - ataxingmatter

Canada Walks Out of UN Convention on Droughts

The Super Supercapacitor

The Treason of the Intellectuals - Hedges

Too Big To Jail - Mike Hudson