Gorillas Use Stinky B.O. to Say Back Off LiveScience
Google Glass controlled by brainwave BBC (David L)
Leaked ‘Confidential’ Document Alleges Google’s Search Monopoly Is Deliberately Screwing Yelp Business Insider (David L)
Is There A Right To Secede? Project Syndicate
Financing still a mystery as Nicaragua unveils details of giant canal McClatchy (furzy mouse) We wrote skeptically about this a while ago.
China’s Wealthy Getting Richer in a Declining Economy Triple Crisis
Economists React: China’s Exports Rise, But Not Enough WSJ China Real Time
Credit Guarantees, Fraud, Corruption Fuel China’s Credit Bubble; Bankruptcies Rock Loan Guarantors; Beginning of the End? Michael Shedlock (furzy mouse)
Chinese Hackers Pursue Key Data on U.S. Workers New York Times
Japan machinery orders plunge in May Financial Times
What Does Netanyahoo Want? Moon of Alabama
The ISIS Is A U.S. Tool “Conspiracy Theories” Moon of Alabama
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Deconstructing Weasel Words from ODNI & Justice Department on NSA, FBI Spying on American Muslims Kevin Gosztola, Firedoglake
The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies Wired (Nikki)
Edward Snowden applies to extend stay in Russia, lawyer says Guardian (furzy mouse)
US Military Admits Spending Millions to Study Manipulation of Social Media George Washington. Not that we didn’t know that already.
Why I quit Facebook and we are sharing much more than you think Chris Chan (David L). Um, but he posted this on LinkedIn….
Imperial Collapse Watch
Second German government worker suspected of spying for US Guardian (furzy mouse)
The Times, they are a-Kagan Stop Me Before I Vote Again (Carolinian)
Are the Authoritarians Winning? New York Review of Books. I am sure readers will have a field day with this article, starting with the tacit assumption that the US is democratic rather than authoritarian (the size of our prison population is a strong counterfactual). Shorter: talk about asking the wrong question.
Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News Broadcasting & Cable (Chuck L). Quelle surprise!
Race Is On to Profit From Rise of Urgent Care New York Times
Speculative activity in WTI Walter Kurtz
QEInfinity Not Tim Duy
U.S. prosecutors use new tactic to grill suspects to build bank laundering cases Reuters. Why the new-found interest in money laundering?
Corporate Tax Behavior So Bad Even Fortune Magazine Can’t Stomach It American Prospect
The U.S. Corporate Tax Dodge Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
The cronut-ification of banking FTAlphaville
Game theory — a critical introduction Lars P. Syll
More on Class and Monetary Policy Paul Krugman. Hard money serves the super-rich.
Is wage stagnation keeping homebuyers away? Housing Wire. You gotta love how HW is asking this question only now.
“The Truth of the Matter Is Walmart Is a Horrible Place to Work” Gawker. Gawker takes issue with a Walmart PR blitz.
Chelsea Clinton Makes $900,000 for Doing Almost Nothing Peter Van Buren, Firedoglake (Carolinian)
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