I’m off reading the SEC Concept Release on the U.S. Proxy System, aka proxy plumbing, so no time to cover news. Be sure to download Mark Latham’s helpful Table of Contents with page numbers in doc or pdf format. Broc Romanek has all the coverage of the Dodd-Frank bill that I need… although it will be a while until I get around to reading the “condensed 605-page version.” (US Senate Passes the Dodd-Frank Act: What You Need to Do Now, 7/16/10)
Just to keep us all inspired to continue working on a Friday: From BusinessInsider.com, 22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America and 15 Appalling Facts About Wealth And Inequality In America. If that isn’t enough, there’s Increased CO2 Causes Clownfish to Lose Sense of Smell, Swim Toward Predators (EcoGeek.org, 7/7/10):
Researchers at James Cook University simulated CO2 levels within the range predicted for the end of the century with clownfish larvae. The experiments tested their behavior at increasing concentrations. At 550 ppm of CO2, the current concentration, larvae were able to detect a predator and swim in the opposite direction, but as the concentrations rose to 700 ppm, only half the larvae swam away, with the other half swimming toward a predator.