- Bush May Haunt Republicans for Generations – 538
Great graphs on Dem/Repub affiliation by generation.
- The “Apparent Abdication of Responsibility” – Economist’s View
This is something I very much agree with. “It’s a common theme in American history that crises expand the power of the executive branch of government, and that is part of what is happening here.”
- China overtakes the US as Brazil’s largest trading partner – Telegraph
“Welber Barral, the Brazilian trade minister, said total trade between Brazil and China had amounted to $3.2bn (£2.14bn) in April, representing a near twelve-fold increase since 2001…The US has been Brazil’s principal trading partner for nearly 80 years, but a sudden surge in Chinese demand for Brazilian iron ore in the first quarter of this year dislodged the Americans.”
- 10 tips for the ultimate digital road warrior bag – The Next Web
“Being a mobile worker requires good preparation. I bought a TUMI bag years ago to protect my Powerbook/MacBook Pro. As you might know the TUMI has lots of hidden pockets in which you can store stuff. I decided to compile a list of things that every Mobile Worker should have in his bag to turn any place into a temporary office.”
- Firefox Optimized Build Runs Faster, Uses Less Memory – lifehacker
Reader David writes in about a user-contributed build of Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 that uses some custom patches and optimized build settings for faster, less memory-intensive browsing.
- Germany has plan for Opel if GM bankruptcy: paper – Reuters
“Germany has a plan to protect the assets of carmaker Opel from creditors if its U.S. parent General Motors is forced into bankruptcy next month, German Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said in an interview with a German weekly.”
- Merrill’s Rosenberg: Goodbye, Thank You, Yes It’s Just A Sucker’s Rally
No green shoots, not even a fake recovery here (my baseline scenario). Rosenberg sees black and that means market crash and depression.