Why tonight’s supermoon is called a ‘Full Buck Moon’ (+video) Christian Science Monitor
As Honeybees Die Off, First Inventory of Wild Bees Is Under Way National Geographic
How to Ignore a Plague Medium (furzy mouse)
The Problem With Mobile Phone Batteries May Finally Be Solved Business Insider (David L)
Cold War 2.0: The “old school” behind it failed evolution
Thai digital natives on edge as junta tightens grip Strait Times Asia Report
Russia Eliminates Cuban Debt Aljazeera (Nikki)
Israel army tells Palestinians in north Gaza to evacuate Agence France-Presse
Facts All US Citizens Need to Know About Israel and Palestine George Washington
No to currency slavery Michael Hudson
BAGHDAD: Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning McClatchy (Chuck L)
Battle for Baghdad Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books. A must read.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back Wired. So what if he’d disabled it, say by immersing it in water? Would the FBI want a refund?
The internet of things (to be hacked) Economist (David L). I first heard about what is now called The Internet of Things in 1991. I din’t like the idea then.
Merkel doubts US will stop spying Guardian. Merkel be right!
Political calculus on immigration may be shifting Washington Post
This Road Work Made Possible by Underfunding Pensions New York Times
Parched Texas Town Turns to Treated Sewage as Emergency Drinking Water Source Scientific American (Chuck L)
Flunking Out, at a Price Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
Citigroup’s $7 Billion Fraud Deal: The Clique’s Still Clicking in D.C. Huffington Post (RR)
A gangster called Capitalism and its vanquisher The Common Good Spectator (Michael M. Thomas)
Knowledge elites, enlightenment, and industrialisation VoxEU. Now that leading edge conventional wisdom says advanced economies need more knowledge workers, now that many of them earn more in pay than everyone else, we find an article justifying why they are important (and hence deserve to be paid more).
Class Brought to Life Jacobin
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