Again, an excessive number of links, but when so much is happening, it’s hard to cut down without cutting into bone. However, we can’t keep up this pace indefinitely without risking physical collapse, so carpe diem. –lambert
New Plant Language Discovered Discovery
In a time of widespread violence and disease, good news is no news Rational Optimist. “Is this the most ghastly silly season ever?”
US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU FT. “Legal entity optimisation.”
Papering over the cracks Herald Scotland (RS). More RBS follies.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
A National Debt Registry? Credit Slips. It’s always possible to make things worse….
Rusbridger – Handmaiden to Power Craig Murray
High fashion, expense for Hillary travel Las Vegas Review-Journal. And presidential suites (!).
#BBCtrending: Diner offers discount for praying customers BBC. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!
Europe risks deeper economic crisis as Russia buckles and defaults mount in Ukraine Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Daily Telegraph
Iraq Illusions NYRB
Ebola patients flee as Liberia clinic looted Al Jazeera
Ebolanomics New Yorker
Phantom Bids LRB. The Palestinian Authority and its detractors.
The Shortest Distance Between Palestine and Ferguson Counterpunch
The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Time. Class matters.
State officials defend Ferguson actions as Justice Department orders new autopsy WaPo. “Orders new autopsy.” That’s a headline your PR people never want to see.
Mike Brown protests: Fresh riots reveal deep divisions among police (+video) Christian Science Monitor
U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances Public Intelligence
Who belongs in America? (non-econ-related) Noahpinion. [ ] Privileged [ ] Oppressed [ ] It’s Complicated.
A Movement Grows in Ferguson New Yorker. Whoa, a reporter went and talked to the locals (!).
Europe pessimistic on income equality as Americans cling to dream FT. “And some are more equal than you can possibly imagine.”
How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen Charles Mann, The Atlantic
Reply to “Libertarianism Is Very Strange” Boston Review
Antidote du jour (via)
I know we had another panda the other day, but Furzy Mouse sent in this bonus antidote: