Emotion Markup Language 1.0 (No Repeat of RDF Mistake) Another Word For It
Only Tool Left Eschaton
Barack Obama, Wall Street co-conspirator David Sirota, Salon
QE reduction in time for next speculative kickoff Michael Hudson
‘Unpacking the First Fundamental Law’ James Galbraith, Economist’s View (gordon). Must read.
Reviewing Lawrence H. Summers’s Review of Piketty II: The Post-1980 Rise of Extreme Inequality in America Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Fun post.
Big Brother Is Watching You
HOW THE US INSTITUTIONALIZED SURVEILLANCE Al Jazeera
The NSA is Not Made of Magic Bruce Schneier
A Google Glass Feast EV Grieve. Glassholes dump on restaurant for protecting its patrons privacy, aided by Google’s preferential treatment of Google+ in search.
Ukip storms European elections Telegraph
Europe’s brutal discipline Le Monde Diplomatique
Petro Poroshenko claims Ukraine presidency BBC. Chocolate tycoon.
The Irreversible Crisis of the Ukrainian Experiment Roberto Orsi, Euro Crisis in the Press (barrisj)
The State Department’s Ukraine Fiasco Consortium News (RS)
Ukraine: Major “Western” Think Tank Admits Defeat Moon of Alabama. Putin in the catbird seat, right where he always was. Can’t we just pay off all the neo-cons and ship them, together, to a faraway island?
14 Ways of Looking at Thailand’s Military Coup Smoke and Mirrors
I.R.S. Bars Employers From Dumping Workers Into Health Exchanges Times. But dumping others is fine!
Treating veterans in private hospitals could ease pressure on VA facilities Guardian. No underpants gnomes, neo-liberals: 1) Starve public programs; 2) Run PR campaign; 3) Privatize and profit!!!
The party’s over LRB
How “tightness” vs “looseness” explains the U.S. political map WaPo. Pleased to see that Maine is #5 on the scale of looseness, right behind Nevada. State averages conceal, though. Pennsylvania is in the second quintile of tightness, but Philly is more than loose; it’s positively slack.
An Anonymous Rich Person Is Hiding Money All Around San Francisco HuffPo. Flinging coins to the peasants and watching them scramble.
These Housekeepers Asked Sheryl Sandberg to Lean In with Them. What Happened Next Will Not Amaze You Crooked Timber. I gotta tell ya, my jaw just dropped.
But they’re too complicated! Pharyngula (Avedon)
The Trigger-Happy University The Baffler
How much have white Americans benefited from slavery and its legacy? Marginal Revolution
Antidote du jour, Animals in War Memorial, London, UK (via):
Memorial Day bonus tune: