First fully warm-blooded fish: The opah or moonfish Science Daily
Nine dead in clash between biker gangs at Texas ‘breastaurant’: Shoot-out leaves bodies strewn across parking lot as police warn more Bandidos and Cossacks are flocking to scene for all-out war Daily Mail. “Why do America’s biker gangs insist on dressing like thugs?” @tanehisicoates
Why the Fed is starting to get nervous Business Spectator
Noah Smith, Paul Romer, “Mathiness”, and Baking the Politics into the Microfoundations… Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Can drones replace satellites? International Electrotechnical Commission
How Much Should a Currency Be Worth? No One Really Knows WSJ. So currency manipulation could be hard to prove….
China Liked TPP — Until U.S. Officials Opened Their Mouths Foreign Policy
In bourbon country, a shot of scandal WaPo. I like the steroids in the silver, heart-shaped box part.
Claim: Guards ignored cries of pain so Nevada inmate removed his own teeth Las Vegas Review-Journal
Alexis Tsipras letter reveals precariousness of Greece’s finances Peter Spiegel, FT
Greece has no money to pay the IMF, Alexis Tsipras warned creditors Telegraph. But then they looked under the couch cushions…
Would leaving euro be more of a catastrophe for Greece than staying? Guardian
NOBEL ECONOMIST TO PRESCRIBE END TO GREEK ECONOMIC CRISES IN ATHENS Atlas Network. Cato gets into the act?
The simple core of the Grexit and Brexit conundrums Wolfgang Münchau, FT
Iraq’s Anbar in ‘total collapse,’ on brink of falling to Islamic State Bangor Daily News
U.S. ‘expedites’ weapons shipments to Iraq in wake of ISIS advances CNN. Another lick at the ice cream cone.
Dear Old Blighty
Trident whistleblower says nuclear subs are insecure, unsafe and ‘a disaster waiting to happen’ The Herald. The whistleblower is, naturally, on the run. Here’s the report [PDF]. Best part: “A missile compartment was used as an exercise gym.” Puts getting jacked in a whole new light….
Private healthcare companies accused of using tax relief to undercut the NHS Independent (Steve)
How to Save the Middle Class Bloomberg. “… the fallacy that middle-class Americans are falling behind because the 1 percent is enriching itself at their expense.”
Chris Christie Administration Paid $600M In Financial Fees In 2014 David Sirota, International Business Times. Versus $427M a year on student aid.
U.S. workers miss billions in retirement matches: study Reuters. That’s not a bug…
How to join the 1% The Economist. Start by choosing the right parents.
The Poor Get Prison [PDF] Institute of Policy Studies
The Secret Corporate Takeover Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate
Panic, depression and stress: The case against meditation New Scientist. Take mindfulness — please! (Normally, I don’t link to the brutally paywalled New Scientist, but the visible paragraphs are worth pondering.)
The Object as Subject Chronicle of Higher Education
The mathematically proven winning strategy for 14 of the most popular games WaPo. And we all know how much they like a “sure thing” in the Beltway….
Programmed to Ignore? Do the Math. Interesting Meyers-Briggs explication from a serious science blogger. I think the interesting question is not whether M-B is “true” — in the same way that the Four Humours, the three Buddhist personality types, or “millenials” and/or “Boomers” are or are not “true” — but that people “identify as” M-B personality types, and that such identification can be statistically significant for a blog readership. And if that’s true, how to leverage it?
Black Co-ops Were A Method of Economic Survival Grassroots Economic Organizing (diptherio). Old post, but useful history.
Other Economies Are Possible Counterpunch
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