Q&A: Internationalising the Internet’s IANA function Crooked Timber. A bit stale, but important
Hidden flipside Economist
What happened to MH370? A pilot and a flight attendant give their views Guardian. Deceptive headline, excellent backgrounder.
Hell and healing: Rwanda twenty years on – By Kris Berwouts African Arguments
Analysis: Déjà vu in Thailand as court annuls elections Asian Correspondent
Thailand’s fight over who should rule Al Jazeera
Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs Telegraph (Swedish Lex)
Embargoes: An Effective Political Weapon? The National Interest
How the Russian ‘motherland’ is ascending Globe and Mail
Obama’s Europe Trip Shifts to Mobilizing Ukraine Response Bloomberg. Haha, he’s had to de-prioritize “trade” talks.
Thanks For Being So Cool About Everything Vladimir Putin, The Onion
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
N.S.A. Breached Chinese Servers Seen as Security Threat New York Times
A glitch in Obamacare marketplace no one noticed Philadelphia Inquirer
Names of Health Plans Sow Customer Confusion New York Times
Biden: After healthcare rollout pains, Obama fit ‘for sainthood’ The Hill. Epic.
Insurance with your beer? MNsure courts young uninsured on their turf MPR News. “Insurance with your binge drinking?”
Black Pathology And The Closing Of The Progressive Mind Ta Nehisi-Coates, Atlantic
Behavioural economics and public policy FT (furzy mouse)
SEC Probes Electronic Bond Trading Platforms for Possible Manipulation International Business Times
S&P Judge Tentatively Rules It Must Face Deception Claims Bloomberg. This is potentially huge. Heretofore, no one has been able to sue the ratings agencies (astonishingly, they’ve been able to claim First Amendment protection, that their work is mere journalistic opinion). This angle might work.
The Stone Unturned: Credit Ratings Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Free Money for Everyone Washington Monthly
Skew Baseline Scenario. “Capital doesn’t exist as an object in the world. It’s inherently probabilistic.” Um, Steve Waldman said that over two years ago.
Here’s Some Better Life Advice Than Richard Branson’s Mother Jones. “Most of us are better off saving our passions for our hobbies.” Alrighty, then.
Pixel & Dimed Fast Company. The gig economy sucks. Quelle surprise.
Out of Work, Out of Luck FiveThirtyEight. Mission accomplished!
Saving Labor From Itself Jacobin
Antidote du jour: Furzy mouse sent a series of before and after pet photos. The second was taken ten years after the first: