Mid-Week Reads

With the markets down another 2%, and now negative YTD, let’s see what there is that is worth reading:

• In Proposed Mortgage Fraud Settlement, a Gift to Big Banks (Dealbook)

• Just How Black is the Japanese Nuclear Black Swan? (Automatic Earth) see also Experts Long Criticized Weakness in Design of Stricken Reactor (NYT)

Michael Lewis: 1989: How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street & World Economy (Scribd)

• Yen Hits Highest Against Dollar Since 1995 on Radiation Concern  (Bloomberg)

• China suspends approval of nuclear plants (FT.com)

• Major report debunks alleged link between piracy and terrorism    (Ars Technica)

• A Declaration of Cyber-War (Vanity Fair)

• An Accelerated Grimace: On Cyber-Utopianism (The Nation)

• Can Google Save Itself From Google? (GigaOm)

• Fewer Are Angry at Government, But Discontent Remains High  (Pew Research)

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