* Don Peck: How a new jobless era will transform America
* Andrew Ross Sorkin on why it’s been so hard to sue the credit rating agencies that signed off — or gave glowing “opinions” — on those bubbly subprime bundles.
* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early on banks, European shares climb and the Nikkei gains 0.2 percent.
* David Skok: Designing startup metrics to drive successful behavior
* Rob Go calls Harrison Metal Capital “the hottest VC no one has ever heard of.”
* Remember that hand gesture-based interface used by Tom Cruise in Minority Report? Well, the folks who created it for the film are now tryingt to create it for real.
* When Fox News runs out of living politicians to bash Obama’s economic policies, it turns to people dressed up as dead ones.
* Speaking of Fox, Charlie Gasparino is expected to join its Biz channel. Makes sense, given that FBN has been looking for a Gasparino-type (and Faber-type) since launch.
* New angel investment platforms: One for biotech entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest and an IT one from Iliad founder Xavier Niel and Zlio.com founder Jeremie Berrebi.
* Tweet of the Day: @howardlindzon Now that gmail of $goog has gone all social, how long before employers start banning gmail?
* Adam Bernhard, CEO of HauteLook, says that consolidation is likely within the designer online retail space: