Deer colleague: young elk gets stuck in office Guardian (furzy mouse)
The Intelligent Plant Michael Pollan, New Yorker
This is Uber’s playbook for sabotaging Lyft Verge. It’s a literal, actual playbook. So what happens when the gloves come off and Valley Randroid Travis Kalanick stops playing Mr. Nice Guy?
A Tale of Two Markets: One for Wealthy Insiders, And Another For the Rest of Us Jesse’s Café Américain. Yikes!
Soros’s Argentine Bond Bet Revealed in Lawsuit in London Bloomberg. Billionaire cage match!
Top 11 Funniest Papers in the History of Economics 250 Words. A bit stale, but ever green.
Opportunist shareholders must embrace commitment Martin Wolf, FT
Innovation does not equal GDP Growth The Growth Economics Blog
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy McClatchy. They don’t even care enough to fake it any more:
Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, is a former defense lawyer who represented several CIA officials in matters relating to the agency’s detention and interrogation program. Now he’s in a key position to determine what parts of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s 6,300-page report will be made public.
Petition to Sen. Wyden — “Smart Track” cannot be “Fast Track” in Disguise Public Citizen. Important!
Michael Brown’s Unremarkable Humanity Ta Nahesi-Coates, The Atlantic
The Governor’s Primary in New York Editors, Times. “Governor Cuomo’s Failure on Ethics Reform Hinders an Endorsement.” Ouch.
Ukraine: Economy Declines, Merkel Sues For Peace Moon of Alabama
Gaza: Palestine first and last Le Monde Diplomatique
The Double Identity of an “Anti-Semitic” Commenter Common Dreams. Hasbara.
Although a public university, UIUC depends heavily on private philanthropy, corporate donations and industrial contracts to top up its fee income. This may help explain the otherwise odd fact that a university, committed as Wise says to free intellectual inquiry, has decided that the first amendment needs to be tightened up.
And administrators never drop the bread butter side down.
Noam Chomsky to become new X-Factor judge News Biscuit
Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly New Mandala
Triple crown Economist
Japanese Public Seen as Biggest Obstacle to Nuke Restart Bloomberg. Well, Japan is a democracy, right?
Amid job stagnation, a prosperous class grows David Cay Johnston, Al Jazeera
What Kind of Job for Part-Time Pat? Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. None. Why do you ask?
A New Reason to Question the Official Unemployment Rate David Leonhardt, Times
Import Competition and the Great U.S. Employment Sag of the 2000s NEBR abstract (earlier full version [PDF]). “Our central estimates suggest net job losses of 2.0 to 2.4 million stemming from the rise in import competition from China over the period 1999 to 2011.”
How Social Media Silences Debate Times. That’s not a bug…
The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons Jeremy Rifkin, HuffPo
Ferguson and Bullshit Careerism Medium. Must read.
Antidote du jour, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens: