Go Ask Alice New Yorker (furzy mouse)
The Emerging Science of Human Computation MIT Technology Review (furzy mouse)
Uber’s French Resistance New York Times
The South China Sea Word War Pepe Escobar, Counterpunch
Chinese expansion calls for firm challenge China Spectator. Note the Australian navy consists of about all of six ships. I’m exaggerating but not by much.
Abe wants G-7 to spell out opposition to muscle-flexing by China Japan Times. This plus Greece is going to make for a higher-stakes G-7 than usual.
Incoming Barcelona mayor wants to introduce tourist cap Telegraph. I really like Barcelona and I can see the basis for his concern. The few times I’ve been there in the summer, the tourist areas were awfully busy.
The rewilding plan that would return Britain to nature BBC. Does that mean getting rid of Tories first?
Agreement on the Economic Policy, Reforms of the Period 7/2015-31/3/2016 and Completion of the Current Agreement. Published by Tagespiegel (TF). Greece’s proposal.
Greece misses IMF payment in warning shot as showdown with Europe escalates Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Greece to delay IMF repayment as Tsipras faces backlash Financial Times
RUSSIAN REALISM – PRICE OF PAINTING COOLS John Helmer. An economic indicator.
In ISIS, the Taliban Face an Insurgent Threat of Their Own New York Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The World Says No to Surveillance Edward J. Snowden, New York Times. Op ed.
It’s Time to Let Edward Snowden Come Home New Yorker (furzy mouse)
ISIS Doesn’t Use Apple Products Anymore, But The FBI Is Still Concerned About Their Encryption Technology International Business Times
NSA Phone Data Curtailment Won’t Stop Communication Surveillance MIT Technology Review. In case you hadn’t figured it out already.
Congress Can — and Should — Declassify the TPP FPIF (furzy mouse)
Rivals show sands shifting under Clinton Edward Luce. Luce is very connected, so when he’s not doing hackery on behalf of Summers, he’s worth listening to.
Cancer Clusters In Florida: The Silence Of The State Counterpunch
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Mass Protests Trigger Washington Post Study of Police Killings Black Agenda Report
Mr. Market Has a Sad
Is the takeover surge a sign of trouble? Gillian Tett, Financial Times
IMF’s Surprising Message to Yellen on Interest Rates Fiscal Times
Stand with Elizabeth Warren: Tell SEC Chair Mary Jo White to implement the CEO Pay Rule now Democracy For America. Better if you write a letter to Mary Jo White (address here), but this is a fallback.
Graduating to an Unequal Economy American Prospect
St. Louis’s mayor wants a $15 minimum wage. That’s probably way too high Matt Yglesias, Vox. Gabriel: “I’m probably the last person to have noticed this, but Vox really just Slate 2.0, right? Down to personnel, as in this case. Oh, and don’t miss the “pleasingly alliterative” bit–condescending prick.”
Turn Left on Main Street Bill Moyers (furzy mosue)
Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements New York Times. H1-B visas. Time to boycott Disney. That means Disney movies too. Glenn F points out:
This is a pathetic story of unadulterated corporate greed. The entire H-1B visa program is a ploy to allow low wage workers to immigrate to the US and take jobs from highly skilled US workers so that corporations can increase executive pay. Absolutely disgusting. The truth is though, many corporations are doing it as they cry to Congress to increase the numbers of slave laborers allowed into the country through the program. Truly an awful situation as the jobs lost are high paying.
And while we are at it: Disney policy requiring character confidentiality comes under fire Orlando Sentinel
‘Chipping Away At My Soul’: Insiders Detail The Decline And Fall Of Corinthian’s For-Profit College Empire Dave Dayen, Huffington Post
Amartya Sen: The economic consequences of austerity New Statesman (Swedish Lex)
Antidote du jour. Chris A: “The Honeybee is on my raspberries. Both my blueberry and raspberry bushes are audibly buzzing with them. They aren’t all dead yet!”