Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases, study shows Science Daily
The Most Terrifying Thought Experiment of All Time Slate. Our wacky squillionaires, or more precisely, their loony servicers.
AutoNation’s Jackson warns of excessive inventory levels in 2014 Automotive News
In a Subprime Bubble for Used Cars, Borrowers Pay Sky-High Rates Dealbook, Times. Nobody went to jail the last time, so why wouldn’t they run the same scam again? Still, houses last time, used (!) cars this time. So what next, after this time isn’t different? Second-hand clothing in thrift shops?
Detroit’s Water War: a tap shut-off that could impact 300,000 people Guardian. If you want water, head for the golf course!
Right-wing obstruction could have been fought: An ineffective and gutless presidency’s legacy is failure Salon. I suggest Democrats build the Obama Museum next to The Vaults Where the Dry Powder Is Stored (2007). That said, beware of narratives of Democratic weakness; that’s their schtick. It couldn’t be more clear that Obama’s presidency has been a massive success. The bailouts were the largest upward transfer of wealth in world history. Not single bankster executive has been prosecuted, let alone jailed, and the banks are bigger than ever. Unemployment has been kept high and hysteresis has set in. Occupy was smashed. The President can now execute US citizens without due process. The government has openly became a surveillance state, on the scale of the Stasi. And lots of faraway brown people got blown to pink mist. Now, to be fair, Obama built on the solid foundations Bush laid. But what’s not to like?
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Britain risks a ‘supply chain crisis’ FT. Slavery.
Modern Politics, the Slave Economy, and Geological Time Sociological Images
A Plague on One House Jacobin
What Gaza and Ukraine have in common Al Jazeera
The Malaysia Airlines crash is the end of Russia’s fairy tale WaPo. “If it has done nothing else, the crash of Flight 17 has just put an end to the ‘it’s not a real war’ fairy tale, both for the Russians and for the West.” Less slavering, please.
Brzezinski: Europe Risks Becoming A ‘Satellite’ Of Russia If It Doesn’t Stand Up To Putin HuffPo. Winter is coming. Europe needs Russian gas.
Airline Horror Spurs New Rush to Judgment Consortium News
MH17 crash: Evidence mounts on how plane was downed FT. Ukraine’s dossier. Note the (partial) reliance on “open source” (i.e., digital) evidence.
Malaysian Air Data Boxes in Rebel Hands as Officials Seek Access Bloomberg. Read the story for qualifications not in the headline.
Red-yellow scrum moves beyond the border Japan Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
When Lockheed Gives You Lemons The Baffler
Smile For The Aliens The Archdruid Report
Tyler Cowen on global inequality Understanding Society
Why not worker control? Stumbling and Mumbling
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