Undoubtedly Unexpected: A New Goat Cart Record Isidor’s Fugue
Thirteen Bald Eagles Mysteriously Drop Dead in Heavy-Handed Symbolic Performance Gawker (resilc) :-(
Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries New York Times
Terrafugia’s flying cars to be a reality by 2018 Inhabitat (David L). I prefer the Pal-V.
Drinking more coffee may lessen liver damage caused by booze USA Today (Chuck L)
China’s ‘trilemma’ makes it vulnerable to more shocks George Magnus, Financial Times
China Appears to Have Built Radar Facilities on South China Sea Islands Wall Street Journal. Not good.
Negative rates: ECB seeks ways to ease pain for banks Financial Times
What is Missing in Flassbeck & Lapavitsas Servaas Storm, Institute for New Economic Thinking. A bit technical for most NC readers, otherwise I would have cross posted it. But this article nukes the Flassbeck/Lapavitas argument that divergences in labor cost competitiveness caused the European crisis.
Sterling sinks after London mayor joins ‘Brexit’ camp Times of Malta
If I was in Britain I would not want to be in the EU Bill Mitchell
Imperial Collapse Watch
Why NATO Expected to Lose Most of Europe to Russia National Interest
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Sarah Jeong’s Harvard lecture: “The Internet of Garbage” Boing Boing (resilc)
Apple, FBI, and the Burden of Forensic Methodology Zdziarski’s Blog of Things. From last week. Important.
More Support for Justice Department Than for Apple in Dispute Over Unlocking iPhone Pew Research Center (Chuck L). I have not had time to read the survey instrument. Pew is not as unbiased as its reputation would have you believe. On economic surveys, it often shades the wording of its questions or their order to favor conservative outcomes.
Bill Gates backs FBI iPhone hack request Financial Times
Supreme Court Trench Warfare
Hillary Clinton’s Latest Attack on Bernie Sanders Sounds a Lot Like Mitt Romney Policy.mic (Angry Bear)
The Agony of Hillary Clinton Project Syndicate (David L)
Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors George Washington
Bernie Sanders’ Populist Movement Is Being Splintered on Racial Lines Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Bernie’s Army of Coders Politico
When Will Republicans Start Recognizing How Screwed They Are? New Republic. Not so sure about that. Reslic says: “I am voting bernie in NC primary. I will vote Trump over Clinton LLC.” Other people I regard as very hard core leftists are saying the same thing.
The Election Pileup by Elizabeth Drew New York Review of Books (resilc)
Virginia’s voter ID law challenged in federal trial Reuters (EM)
Opec has failed to stop US shale revolution admits energy watchdog Ambrose Evans-Prictchard, Telegraph
Why crude oil prices keep defying all predictions Vox (resilc). Including this because they manage to write an entire article about pricing and miss the elephant in the room: frackers have to keep pumping to service debt, and oil producing state, to meet national budgets. Wowsers.
Use of Fed’s Foreign Repo Program Grows Wall Street Journal
Rockefeller Really Was Way Richer Than You Are Bloomberg (resilc)
Nor a Lender Be: Hillary Clinton, liberal virtue, and the cult of the microloan Thomas Frank, Harpers. Today’s must read. Brutal.
The flow towards Europe Lucify (Gabriel U). Today’s must watch. An amazing visualization.
Antidote du jour. Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R:
And a bonus video: Richmond Zoo via Slate. Martha r: “Famous cheetah and dog pair playing in snow.”