News from around the web: 2009-12-26
If you recall, I posted a link on Yemen four days ago asking if Yemen was the next Afghanistan. Given the recent terrorist attempt in the U.S., expect Yemen to become more important and the permanent war state in the U.S. to turn some focus there.
- Japan’s per capita GDP remains lowly 19th among OECD members | The Japan Times Online (This is what the U.S. should expect)
- The science of catastrophe: tsunamis and how they work — lattices.com
- Obamas’ affection for Hawaii means better times for state – USATODAY.com
- Another moment to note, for Liu Xiaobo – James Fallows
- Amazons Kindle has a HUGE Christmas but is it its last?
- Calculated Risk: Credit Card Anger
- Fannie and Freddie Chiefs May Get $6 Million Each – DealBook Blog – NYTimes.com
- Financial Armageddon: ‘Overvalued, Check. Overbought, Check. Overbullish, Check….’
- Want to commit Facebook suicide? No, really, there’s an app for that!
- Fairfield County Weekly: News – John Williams – We’re Screwed!
- Will Continued Stealth Bailout of Housing Produce Unwanted Side Effects? – Yves Smith
- Geithner On The Populist Backlash | The New Republic
- We are at risk of a trade war – and the West has most to lose – Telegraph
- Dare to resist this new era of intervention – Telegraph
- Teflon Buffett | Felix Salmon
- Party divisions of United States Congresses – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Chinese Dissident Liu to Appeal Prison Sentence, Ming Pao Says – Bloomberg.com
- Cassandra Does Tokyo: 10 Surprises for 2010
Distraction of the Day: A Look Back at Major 2009 World Events