Glass SLIDE is installed on an LA skyscraper 1,000 feet from the ground Daily Mail. What could go wrong?
Meet the National Parasite Collection’s most fascinating creepy-crawlies WaPo. Now entering an irony-free zone….
Exclusive: SWIFT to advise banks on security as Bangladesh hack details emerge Reuters. Hmm. I wonder if SWIFT has a back door?
Recent moves in oil prices Econbrowser
As Coal’s Future Grows Murkier, Banks Pull Financing Dealb%k, NYT
Russia Started Shipping Weapons to Kurds in Iraq South Front (Re Silc).
Israel loses its grip on democracy Le Monde Diplomatique
Germany: Reaping What You Sow Inter Press Service
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Great Divide The New Yorker. “[I] is unusual for a presumptive nominee and some of her current and former aides to be under investigation by the F.B.I.”
The new class warfare in America Edward Luce, FT
We’ve Been Measuring Inequality Wrong The New Republic. “Our study focuses on lifetime spending inequality because economic well being depends not just on what we spend this minute, hour, week or even year. It depends on what we can expect to spend through the rest of our lives.” Hmm. Wealth implies political power. Spending does not.
The Forgotten Shale Boom Towns Oil Price. That was fast. Destroying the Rust Belt took a lot longer.
Capitalism’s Capital LRB. Robert Moses
What Americans Don’t Get About Nordic Countries The Atlantic (DS).
Google Self-Driving Car Will Be Ready Soon for Some, in Decades for Others IEEE Spectrum. Bezzle, bezzle, who’s got the bezzle….
Life Is Complexicated The Mulitiverse According to Ben. 2015, still interesting.
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