Dark matter even darker than once thought ESA/Hubble
Learning to See Data New York Times (furzy mouse)
Hong Kong actively seeking to join Asian infrastructure bank, says financial secretary South China Morning Post
Has Japan’s ‘Big Bazooka’ Misfired? Wall Street Journal
Greece to pay pensions . . . for this month Financial Times
The good, the bad and the ugly: when SYRIZA meets Europe openDemocracy
Greeks add €3bn-a-year sweetener to debt talks Times. This is the negotiating equivalent of rolling over and exposing your belly.
Showdown looms over Ukraine’s debt Financial Times
Putin’s Economic Team Plays Houdini Bloomberg
US: Yemen Rebels Have Looted Intelligence Files Newser. Tim F: “Speaking of the Saigon parallel…”
Tunisia’s Hour of Need New York Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
The US as Shiva, Lord of Destruction and Renewal Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
The Folly of Machine Warfare Counterpunch (Bob H). On Andrew Cockburn’s book Kill Chain.
Distorting Putin’s Favorite Philosophers Consortium News (Chuck L). A must read.
Our Mister Brooks And The Messianic Mr. Putin Charles Pearce, Esquire (Chuck L)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
AT&T’s plan to watch your Web browsing—and what you can do about it ars techinca (Chuck L)
Budget Grandstanding in the Senate New York Times (furzy mouse)
Can a New White House Plan Catch Up to the “Superbug” Threat? PBS (furzy mouse)
Trey Gowdy: Hillary Clinton wiped email server clean Politico (furzy mouse). The world-class unflattering photo is an interesting bit of editorializing that suggests that Hillary is increasingly seen as past her sell-by date.
Study: Plastic surgery pricing and supply-demand economics Cosmetic Surgery Times (Dr. Kevin)
Ellen Pao Loses Discrimination Case Against Kleiner Perkins Wall Street Journal
Ellen Pao Lost, Women Didn’t Bloomberg. Maybe in Silicon Valley, but look at the comments on the WSJ article above. At least when I looked, a lot of open hostility to women on display, of the “Women are nurturing and not cut out to do math or be leaders” sort.
Amid trial, Kleiner Perkins recruits next generation of partners Reuters. EM: “One wonders: does LinkIn have a ‘hyperambitious asshole’ option among their ‘skills’ choices?”
Yellen says rates likely to rise gradually Financial Times
Macquarie pays $15m to settle SEC charges Financial Times. Adrien: “If this is not actionable criminal fraud…then what is it?”
Are Equities Overvalued? Project Syndicate (David L)
Earnings “Beat the Street” Manipulation Underway as Profit Warnings Mount Michael Shedlock
Secular Stagnation for Free Project Syndicate. Not sure I buy the core assumption, which is that life is better now (in advanced economies) than in 1970. We have more material wealth, but much greater income disparity, less job stability, weaker social ties and community engagement, less trust, a much higher % of people in prison, cops armed like the military and a creeping surveillance state…If you are rich, or a minority that has seen real gains (gays, Hispanics), then yes, but for other groups, the answer is not so clear.
The Shut-In Economy Medium (William B)
As Job Rate Rises, Older Workers Are Often Left Behind New York Times
Antidote du jour. Keith: “my son Dane and his black lab, taken by my son Blake.”