"Breakfast Links: August 10, 2011"
— Democrats gain two seats in Wisconsin recall elections, leaving GOP with narrow majority.
— The Fed’s half measures.
— Bank of England cuts UK growth forecast.
— Michael Pettis on how China’s boosted investment by taxing households.
— Mark Cuban’s case against software and process patents.
— The time British Telecom almost persuaded courts that it owned a patent on hyperlinks.
— How the ECB’s strict inflation targeting is ruining everything.
— Kevin Durant in negotiations with a Turkish team.
— Ron Artest signing with English team.
— Why central banking is hard if you insist on doing it through nominal interest rates.