Forests fuel fish growth in freshwater deltas Nature. BBC’s headline is better: Study: Deforestation leaves fish undersized and underfed.
Owners contribute to cat obesity NewsComAu. “Eighteen per cent of respondents admitted they had tasted their cat’s food and two per cent said they would do it again.”
California whooping cough cases now labeled an epidemic San Jose Mercury News
Pension Funds, Dancing a Two-Step With Ratings Firms Gretchen Morgenson, Times
Japan readies to unshackle huge pension fund Channel News Asia
Into the shadows: Risky business, global threat FT. China’s shadow banking system.
The need to focus a light on shadow banking is nigh Mark Carney, FT
Reciprocity and the difference between usury and interest Magic, Maths, and Money
The Hubris of Trying to Eliminate Cash The Atlantic
Trade groups sue VT over GMO labeling law Burlington Free Press
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Secret Service Buying Twitter Sarcasm Detector Sky News. First time as farce: “He used… sarcasm. He knew all the tricks, dramatic irony, metaphor, pathos, puns, parody, litotes and… satire. He was vicious.”
Professors as politicians Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
What do I think of David Brat? Marginal Revolution
Mass Shootings Aren’t On the Rise New York Magazine
The Long Shadow of a Neocon Harpers. The guy who picked both Karzai and Maliki.
Iraq, oil markets, and the U.S. economy Econbrowser
Over 70,000 Cambodians leave Thailand. Why? UPDATE: Now, over 100,000 Asian Correspondent
Mr. Heinecke cannot have his coup and eat it too New Mandala. 23rd richest man in Thailand makes money on tourism, thinks coup is jake with the angels.
It’s Hysteresis: Why the World Might Be Forever Poorer Thanks to the Great Recession Slate. I hate the dead metaphor that economies can “heal.” Economies are not organic beings, so they can’t heal.
Rio police stop protesters from reaching World Cup arena Reuters and The World’s Ball Times
Shopping at the Farmers Market Fat Land Living
We’re losing faith in global change as local causes boom Guardian. For some definition of “we.”
Why I won’t be sending you a father’s day card New Statesman
How To Catch A Chess Cheater: Ken Regan Finds Moves Out Of Mind United States Chess Federation
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