Read — 2013/04/27
Today’s selection of articles includes:
- “Europe Facing More Pressure to Reconsider Cuts as a Cure“, by Andrew Higgins (NY Times). European leaders do an about-face vis-à-vis the 2011 review (“This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”) of financial crises by economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff. A prudent move or merely a convenient ground for policy change? (Also featured in the article is the economist Guntram Wolff.)
- “In Speech to Planned Parenthood, Obama Criticizes New Abortion Laws“, by Peter Baker (NY Times). Said Obama, “You’ve also got a president who’s going to be right here with you fighting every stop of the way”.
- “Dutch Man Said to Be Held in Powerful Internet Attack“, by Nicole Perlroth (NY Times). M Kamphuis’s offense: DDoS, or distributed denial of service. A subsequent attack volleyed fire of 300 GB per second, “slowing Internet traffic for millions of Internet users worldwide”.
- “Haute Hostels Put to the Test“, by Seth Sherwood (NY Times). For those of you considering a trip to Paris, Lisbon, Barcelona, or Berlin. And a personal recommendation, for those of you visiting Milan: Ostello Bello.