What We Read Today 31 August 2014

August 31st, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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  • The criminalisation of American business (The Economist) The Economist thinks the American justice system is doing a terrible job of identifying the criminal acts in business operations and in punishing (really not punishing) the criminals.

  • Recent articles about Ferguson:

At least 5 current Ferguson officers apart from Brown shooter figure in lawsuits (Kimberly Kindy and Carol D. Leonnig, The Washington Post)

Ferguson shooting spurs curriculum advocates to craft lesson on race (Fox News)

  • Articles about wars elsewhere in the world:

Israel's defense establishment recommends easing Gaza restrictions (Amos Harel, Haaretz)

Libya May Be Focus Of Major Rift Between US And Regional Allies (OilPrice.com, Naked Capitalism)

Philippine troops 'attacked in Syria's Golan Heights' (BBC News)

Pentagon: Iraq Operations Costing U.S. More Than $7.5 Million A Day (Zeke J. Miller, Time)

Russia Warns Ukraine Gas Reserves 'Critical' Ahead of Winter (Nigel Wilson, International Business Times)

Putin: You better not come after a nuclear-armed Russia (Greg Botelho and Laura Smith-Spark, CNN)

Russian 'Invasion' Breaks Budapest Memorandum, May Prompt NATO Action (Christopher Haress, International Business Times)

Vladimir Putin calls for escape route for trapped Ukrainian soldiers as fighting rages (Annie Gowan, The Washington Post)

28 volunteer soldiers trapped in Ukrainian town by separatists escape, officials say (Annie Gowan, The Washington Post)

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