Lunchtime Links 9-13
Norman Borlaug dies (NYT) An argument can be made that Borlaug had a greater impact on more lives than any one in history.
Nobel economist Phelps “gloomy” over U.S. economy (AFP) A grim visage to go with a grim forecast. “The massive debt being racked up by the United States to exit recession will thwart growth for decades while its “almost useless” financial sector needs deep reform, a Nobel economist said Friday.”
How the giants of finance shrunk, then grew, under the financial crisis (NYT) A cool animation.
Financier Danny Pang dies (LA Times) Mark Maremont at WSJ broke this story.
Growing grass to beat the recession (Guardian)
Schadenfreude Alert: Extravagant Dubai island project sinks under weight of credit crunch (Independent) Here’s a link to the promotional video.
Bullet Proof Baby (bpb.net) This MUST be fake. I think my favorite is baby’s “first riot helmet.”
All Philadelphia libraries to shut down Oct 2nd (freelibrary.org)