1. The Milky Way is a suburb (no wonder it has good ethnic food).
2. Marginal revolution. Really.
3. Emmanuel Todd on the new German empire and those who do not like Russia (in French). The map is here large-scale.
4. Baidu’s “smart chopsticks” can (partially) test the safety of your food.
5. Michael Heise in the FT with the case against QE for Europe (not my view but a good piece). And background on the European ABS market.