Teach Your Fish How To Walk Popular Scientist (RM).
Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is WaPo. Labor force participation. NC readers have known for years.
How Emerald Knight’s sales pitch duped the Financial Times blog FT Adviser Redd Monitor (RS).
The bank moved to seize a widow’s home. But it didn’t tell her the loan was insured. Charlotte Observer (Furzy Mouse). Yes, the banksters are still at it.
NYT: Heastie Reaped $200k Profit from Mom’s Embezzlement The Albany Project. $200K? That’s chump change. Anyhow, Heastie’s the new Assembly speaker. I bet Sheldon Silver’s laughing now!
Is Slack Really Worth $2.8 Billion? A Conversation With Stewart Butterfield NYT. Must read, in the context of ISDS “lost profits.”
Obama’s Republican Collaborators Patrick Buchanan (BH).
Don’t Just Assume TPP Will Counter China Family Security Matters. Also from the right.
The air is dark and asthma is deadly along the Mexico border Reveal. Among other reasons, NAFTA.
Mythology that blocks progress in Greece Martin Wolf, FT
Greek deal could take weeks: Dijsselbloem The Australian
Greece’s Tsipras to meet Merkel in Brussels as cash squeeze tightens Reuters. This coming Thursday.
Golden Dawn leaders snub court as criminal trial begins Ekathimerini. They fail to show. Trial adjourned.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest AP. “Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances after he was handcuffed and put in the back of a police van.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Lawyers’ Group Seeks Overhaul of a Postal Service Surveillance Program NYT. “20 percent of the orders for surveillance under the program, known as mail covers, were improperly approved.”
Vietnam asked Philippines to form pact to counter China, Aquino reveals South China Morning Post
Workers Overwhelmingly Approve General Strike Reykjavik Grapevine
Time is now to fight back Rutland Herald (MR)
Robert Reich: America’s “flexible” economy is making workers’ lives hell Robert Reich, Salon
How to get into Harvard LRB. The punchline comes at the end.
What happens when the Internet of Things becomes artificially intelligent? World Economic Forum Agenda (DL).
Man shoots computer in Colorado Springs alley, gets revenge he wanted – and a citation Colorado Springs Gazette
The Slow Death of the University Chronicle of Higher Education
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller Truthout
WSU statistician sues seeking Kansas voting machine paper tapes Wichita Eagle (Furzy Mouse). Important.
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