While you were out...
NYT Mag's Judith Warner bemoaned our "Dysregulation Nation." The evidence is a bit skimpy, Warner has only the Wall Street greedfest, Upper Big Branch mine catastrophe and epic BP oil spill to work with. I might have waited until a corner-cutting Ohio utility shut down electric power across the Eastern half of North America. Oh wait, that did happen. I forgot, because First Energy's CEO croaked before he could be hauled before the inevitable congressional hearing.
Reuters reminded us that the U.S. fixation with the Gulf crisis angers Indians still recovering from the far worse - in loss of lives - Bhopal pesticide-plant explosion for which Union Carbide was never properly punished. (Unless you count a weakened UC's acquisition by Agent Orange-maker Dow Chemical as a form of purgatory.)
Ex-Penguin Canada chief's lawyer unburdened himself of a 1,291-word explication of David Davidar's four-year-plus platonic, mind you, flirtation with the woman suing him for sexual harassment. He doth protest a lot. (liveMint.com)