News from around the web: 2009-08-13

The last post started as my news round-up but morphed into something more.   Here are the news stories for this morning.

I expect posting to be light again today.



  • Economist’s View: Wrong Message Obama should focus on employers abandoning plans
  • Dani Rodrik: Let finance sceptics take over Hat tip Mark Thoma
  • John Paulson’s ’success-breeds-success’ strategy – FT Alphaville
  • France and Germany exit recession
  • A Century-Old Principle – Keep Corporate Money Out of Elections –
  • Gladney the uninsured activist – The Washington Monthly
  • Delicious Founder: I Wish I Had Not Sold to Yahoo
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