Stutting down the gov't: McConnell's implied threat.
Austerity in Europe and the US. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/three-charts-to-email-to_b_5664699.html
Rick Perry Indictment.
The BofA mortgage settlement: http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/21/bank-america-settlement-homeowners-help-deal-wait
New York banking regulator Ben Lawsky rolling up the financial "consultant" scam: http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/wall_streets_hot_new_scam_shady_banking_consultants_absolve_the_banks_that_pay_them/
The crazy debt gambit in Argentina and how it's actually a good thing: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2014/08/22/Why-Argentina-s-Crazy-Debt-Gambit-Could-Make-Sense