Farmers find healthy soil works for crops, bottom line Rapid City Journal. Who knew?
Could we turn Mars into Earth 2.0? Darpa is working on designer organisms to terraform the red planet Daily Mail. Maybe if we took better care of this one we’d deserve to get off it.
Greek Debt Crisis Intensifies as Extension Request Is Denied NYT. As NC readers were warned….
Tsipras Asking Grandma to Figure Out If Greek Debt Deal Is Fair Bloomberg. At last, the referendum question (translated):
Greek people are hereby asked to decide whether they accept a draft agreement document submitted by the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, at the Eurogroup meeting held on on June 25 and which consists of two documents:
The first document is called Reforms for the Completion of the Current Program and Beyond and the second document is called Preliminary Debt Sustainability Analysis.
– Those citizens who reject the institutions’ proposal vote Not Approved / NO
– Those citizens who accept the institutions’ proposal vote Approved / YES.
Euro Chiefs Seek Damage Control as Greece Heads to Referendum Bloomberg. ECB “set to discuss Sunday whether to pull the plug on its emergency lending.”
IMF’s Lagarde on Greece: ‘Progress’, but next few days are crucial CNBC. This is a transcript of CNBC’s interview with LaGarde tonight.
Greece: ‘The crisis has commenced’ The Spectator
Failure to agree to bailout increases probability of Grexit Wolfgang Münchau, FT
Europe’s Moment of Truth Paul Krugman, New York Times
Twilight of the technocrats settles on eurozone Nikkei Asian Review
Maastricht and All That Wynne Godly, LRB. 1992 (!).
Why Chicago Won’t Go Bankrupt—And Detroit Didn’t Have To In These Times. Disaster capitalism.
Legal Highs: Welcome to the Cannabis Revolution Der Speigel
Political profiteers push Ohio’s pot vote Public Integrity
Al Gore: ‘Too early’ to back Hillary Clinton New York Post
As Left Wins Culture Battles, G.O.P. Gains Opportunity to Pivot for 2016 NYT. A classic “It’s good for the Republicans” story.
Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption Time. In danger?
Our 18th Century Bill of Rights Needs Revising Truthout. Searchable database of constitutions!
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Meet The New Police Reform Bosses Rancid Honeytrap
Police respond to reported suicide attempt by Missouri House member St Louis Post-Dispatch
The Mystery of the Multiple Jobholder Bloomberg
Big business on winning side in U.S. top court’s major rulings Reuters. Film at 11.
California licensing panel to probe deadly balcony collapse Reuters (ewmayer).
Americans Are Delaying Major Life Events Because of Money Worries New York Times. Yeah, like getting my teeth fixed!
A World Without Work The Atlantic
Teen’s office parody gets out of hand News.com (skippy) and Office Role-Play? Meet The People Who Pretend To Work At An Office Together Fast Company
The Anatomy of Hell NYRB
Abandoned Luxury Cars from Dubai News and Lists (ewmayer).
U.S. Women Beat China to Advance to Semis of World Cup Wall Street Journal. I actually watched this, in a restuarant with a sports TV. It was encouraging to see six-year-old boys cheering the women on.
A Practical Vision of a More Equal Society Thomas Piketty, NYRB
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