Read — 2013/04/27

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. 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.)
  2. 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”.
  3. 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”.
  4. 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.