Did X Cause Y? A New Look at Attributing Weather Extremes to Climate Change Bob Henson, Weather Underground
Crunch Time for the Climate HuffPo (JB). The post, on returning dividends from carbon auctions directly to “everyone with a Social Security number,” is more interesting than the title.
‘Helicopter Money’ Hurts Banks, ECB’s Weidmann Tells Newspaper Bloomberg. You say that like it’s a bad thing!
How cyber criminals targeted almost $1bn in Bangladesh Bank heist FT. With flow chart.
LA Port Traffic Surges 46.6 Percent, Bloomberg Says “This Means Economy is Healthy”, Mish Says “Nonsense” MishTalk. An epiphenomen of last year’s port strike.
US and Philippines agree on locations for five new military bases, including one in South China Sea South China Morning Post
What Russia Accomplished in Syria NYT. Handy maps.
Istanbul shopping area hit by suicide bomber BBC. Je suis… Je suis…
The declining sensitivity of asset prices to events in Greece Bank Underground
EU-Turkey deal: An “army” of EU staff to move to Greece (details) Keep Talking Greece
Cuba casts aside rancor to welcome Obama on historic visit Reuters. Hopefully the next time there’s blowback from the overthrow of one of our pet dictators, we’ll be able to settle the matter more rapidly.
Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption — and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept
Looking for America WaPo. “In an election year like no other, one question has dominated the discussion: What’s happening in America? Underlying that question is another, more profound and more personal one: What does it mean to be an American?” Four-part series, perhaps a deeper dive than talking to the cab driver.
Kasich’s Contradictory Foreign Policy The National Interest
Trump Protesters Dog Campaign From City to City in Arizona Bloomberg. I’d like to know a lot more about these protesters before buying any narrative. “We don’t want nobody that nobody sent,” as the saying goes (but who is “we”?).
Trump to huddle with influential Republicans in D.C. ahead of AIPAC speech WaPo. Will Marshal Pétain be attending?
Forget Trump: Here’s Who’s Really Destroying the Republican Party David Dayen, Fiscal Times
How Chicago racked up a $662 million police misconduct bill (since 2004) AP. That’s a lot of money!
Will Anyone Accept Responsibility for Flint? The Atlantic (Re Silc). Betteridge’s Law applies. And the next link confirms.
The Enduring Employment Impact of Your Great Recession Location Danny Yagan. Exactly like ObamaCare. Some people go to Happyville, some people go to Pain City, the suffering is random with respect to jurisdiction, and there’s no help for it.
Half of U.S. May Endure ‘Lost Decade’ of Depressed Employment WSJ. So the greatest recovery ever won’t reach half the country ’til the 2020s. Thanks, Obama!
Something really weird is driving inequality in the UK and economists don’t understand why it’s happening Business Insider. Will Upton Sinclair please pick up the nearest white courtesy phone?
Yardfarmers follows 6 young Americans as they move back home to farm their parents’ yards Treehugger. Happening in my town.
Traditional Economics Failed. Here’s a New Blueprint. Evonomics (readerOfTeaLeaves). “Why true self-interest is mutual interest.”
The Secrets of the Wave Pilots NYT (DL). Must read.
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