Scrawled Insults and Epiphanies New York Review of Books (Nikki)
The Year of the Goat Raymond Lo (furzy mouse)
Paper-Thin Lenses Could Shrink Cameras and Holographic Displays MIT Technology Review (David L)
Sex redefined Nature (Nikki)
Apple wants to start making cars as soon as 2020 Sydney Morning Herald (EM). The money is clearly burning a hole in Apple’s pocket.
Koch Brothers & Sierra Club Back Tesla Direct Sales CleanTechica (Glenn F)
Everything You Think You Know About Addiction and the War on Drugs Is Wrong Policy.Mic (RR) Important.
Population Is Declining Worldwide, But Inconsistently Across Regions Stratfor (furzy mouse)
Four years after DSK, what became of the Sofitel housekeeper? France 24 (Nikki)
Geneva office raided as Swiss open investigation, citing “recent public revelations” about the bank Center for Public Integrity (Chuck L)
Greece’s abasement gambit and why it has failed…so far Andrew Lilco. Note I don’t agree with his reading, since I don’t see the language as Greece-favorable as he does. But I do agree that Greece was still trying to preserve some wriggle room on some issue, and even that looks to be too much for the Germans.
Greece wants to save Europe, but can it persuade Europeans? Pavlina R. Tcherneva, Aljazeera
How Germany Is Blowing Up The European Union Ilargi (Chuck L)
Greece defiant as Germany tears up last-ditch EMU compromise on austerity Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Opinion: One last chance for Greece DW Stephen M: “More nonsensical German austerity beliefs from the German press.”
Ukraine: UK and EU ‘badly misread’ Russia BBC (Stephen M)
Kiev accused of cutting off gas to rebels Financial Times
ISIS: A Black Hole in the Heart of the Middle-East – The Syrian Adventure Sic Semper Tyrannis (MJL)
Pentagon reveals plans to retake Mosul Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Great Sim Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle Intercept (Nikki, Andy S). Today’s must read. This is going to create major shockwaves.
Sim card giant probes spy theft claims Financial Times (David L)
California confirms 119 cases of measles in state Reuters (EM)
SILICON VALLEY: Boom will turn to bust Business Insider
Gov. Chris Christie’s Office Made Inquiries In Hunterdon County Scandal, According To Documents David Sirota, International Business Times
Lenders Step Up Financing to Subprime Borrowers Wall Street Journal
A wary investor’s guide to negative yields Financial Times
Walmart Raising Wage to at Least $9 New York Times
Ideology Seen as Factor in Closings in University of North Carolina System New York Times. Doug S: “American Taliban.”
Antidote du jour (Richard Smith, via @zacaplus):