Internet.Not Huffington Post (furzy mouse)
Can We Identify Every Kind of Cell in the Body? MIT Technology Review (David L)
World’s longest and highest glass-bottom bridge to open in China CNN. Lambert: “Not me, pal.” Agreed. Photos of guys standing on high story beams in construction sites give me vertigo.
Uber Tests 30% Fee, Its Highest Yet Wall Street Journal. Deploring taxis but taking their lessons from NYC medallion owners
Gucci sues Alibaba over ‘counterfeit goods BBC (Bob H)
China hit by record capital outflows Financial Times
As Chinese Stocks Rise, Beijing Wins Wall Street Journal
The UK Just Fell Into Deflation Business Insider
Syriza rebels call for ‘rupture’ with Greece’s creditors Financial Times. Perversely, this could help the creditors. If they bolt, the moderates in Syriza will need to find new coalition partners. Either way, seems to confirm my suspicion that Tsipras’ holding to his red lines was due to being checked by the hard left wing. More than once, he’s met with Eurocrats, made concilaitory statements, and then partly or fully renounced them when he got back to Greece. The piece suggests some mainstream members think Tsipras has been too willing to compromise.
Germany urges Greece to undertake reforms to unlock funds ekathuimerini. Merkel has been mum, but an influential coalition member pipes up
Alexis Tsipras claims Greece is close to securing deal with Brussels and the IMF Guardian. Another report on the same speeches: Greece Bailout Deal Needed By End Of May, Official Says Associated Press
Hans Rosling: ‘No such thing as Swedish values’ The Local (Swedish Lex)
Russia: economy in tatters, or business as usual? Financial Times
The Accidental Operative Counterpunch (Chuck L)
NYPD Chief Wants 450 Cops to Combat ISIS Weekly Standard
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Borg speaks with one voice Sic Semper Tyrannis (Chuck L)
Congress plots to pay for a trade deal by raiding Medicare Los Angeles Times. As reported by Lambert over the weekend.
Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business The Hill (Bob H)
Hillary Clinton emails to be released in 2016, says state department Guardian. This is a good, but don’t forget about the ones she sent to people in other agencies, private parties, and foreign officials? Her “Oh you can get them all from the recipients at State” claim was always bollocks.
Obama Puts Focus on Police Success in Struggling City in New Jersey New York Timex (furzy mouse)
Students Veto Campos’ Moratorium Plan and Win Big MissionLocal
Oil CEO Wanted University Quake Scientists Dismissed: Dean’s E-Mail Bloomberg. EM: “Ol’ Harold must be feeling spunky after the court let him keep most of his assets in the suit filed by his ex-wife, leaving him free to pursue his true twin passions of moneygrubbing and environmental devastation. Give ’em hell, Harry!”
Act Local, Solve Global: The $5.3 Trillion Energy Subsidy Problem IMFDirect (Bob H). Not entirely oil, but still…
Energy subsidies top $6.6 trillion, lift carbon emissions by a fifth: IMF study Sydney Morning Herald
Energy groups axe $100bn of spending Financial Times
Finance chiefs urge action on bubble fear Financial Times
Years of Overlooked Red Flags Catch Up to Stockbroker New York Times
Forgive and Forget: Bankruptcy Reform in the Context of For-Profit Colleges Harvard Law Review (Lee C)
People have no idea what inequality actually looks like Washington Post. The only problem is most people are not so hot at data visualization and estimation….
Antidote du jour: @FreakingTrue via Lambert: