Curbing risk on Wall Street. Oliver Hart and Luigi Zingales, National Affairs. Two eminent economists add to an already vast body of commentary, and deserve thanks for doing so. This is one of the clearest statements I have so far read on the nature of the problem, and how best to address it.

Interview with Larry Summers. Martin Wolf and Chris Giles, FT. "I think the progress [on deficit reduction] in the health bill is often underestimated..."

A shooting in Zambia. Jeffrey Goldberg, New Yorker. How long have you got? More than 16,000 words on the killing of elephants and humans in Zambia. See if you can stop reading once you start.

Summary of new health reform law. Kaiser Family Foundation. A useful reference. It's all so simple!