Breakfast Links: September 14, 2011

— There isn’t enough gold for it to work as a global medium of exchange.

— French banks now at risk.

— Republicans pick up Anthony Weiner’s former seat.

— Elizabeth Warren will challenge Scott Brown in 2012.

“How My Abortion Enabled Me To Be A Better Mother”.

— Readings on the banking crisis.

— Federal government contractors cost more than old-fashioned government workers.

— Peer Steinbrück is making sense. I’m struck by how much better than German opposition’s approach to the crisis is in a country where there are few political disagreements about domestic economic policy.

— Obama could easily win re-election in a foreign country.

— Belgium keeps melting down.