* Bernie Madoff, father of automated trading?
* Juliette Kayyem: It’s time to end visa caps on experts
* Office Space: Cali Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has taken up residence in a San Francisco tech incubator
* Moneyball: Michael Lewis gets sued for defamation by Wing Chau, the CLO manager Lewis skewered in The Big Short.
* Study: How we waste time on email
* Buffett vs. Lampert: A Tale of Two Letters
* Could pollution be a roadblock in China’s path to prosperity?
* A Koch brother takes to the op-ed pages (in the WSJ, natch)
* Dean Baker: The origins and severity of the public pension crisis
* They’re ba-ack: Ex-Countrywide execs launch new bank with $1 billion in private equity funding
* Ben Protess: The SEC has rejected Wave2Wave’s request to withdraw its IPO, essentially derailing a private placement of stock.
* Tweet of the Day: @NickKristof If there’s anything that symbolizes the bankruptcy of TV news today, it’s the focus on Charlie Sheen.