1. Jon Stewart profile in the NY magazine.
2. Industrial agriculture might be the only thing to save us from the coming food crisis. Something I've long suspected.
3. Bleak houses in Florida.
4. A series on HAMP, the program purportedly designed to deal with the mortgage problem. This is an issue I've totally neglected, but digging into it a little now I see it's the biggest economic policy failure of the Obama administration (with the possible exception of their bizarre foot-dragging on nominees to the Fed board). Ordinary folks got screwed big time by this thing. I'm glad my parents own their house free and clear.
5. Emerson on self reliance.