Woman gives birth, fights off bees, starts wildfire in Northern California Los Angeles Times
When does an interview become free consulting? Cathy O’Neil (David L)
How Ads Follow You from Phone to Desktop to Tablet MIT Technology Review (David L)
Safari is the new IE Read the Tea Leaves
Planetary Defense is a Public Good Marginal Revolution (reslic). More proof that economists need to get out more. Species loss is a vastly higher and rapidly escalating risk to humans than The Asteroid. See how long we last with no bees, for instance.
Asia giants quiet as migrant crisis worsens Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
French Economy in Dire Straits Wikileaks (EM). Diplomatic cables from 2012. Recall that the lousy state of the economy and the fragility of the banks was the big excuse for not writing down Greek debts more (there was some debt relief in the restructuring via maturity extension and interest rate reduction, but when you are in a depression and subjected to austerity, you wind up chasing your tail. Debt to GDP rises in real terms as the economy contracts).
Tsipras backs down on many Greece bailout demands Financial Times.
The full truth about the breakdown of the negotiations Transform Network (Sid). Note that this is superceded by the Financial Times story, as in Tsipras has conceded on almost all of the contested issues.
Greek debt crisis: Merkel rejects request for new talks ahead of Greece referendum Sydney Morning Herald
Europe rallies behind Merkel as Greeks hit breaking point Washington Post. Known to anyone who has been following the story. See this as messaging for the Beltway crowd.
Greek pension funds ration payouts Financial Times
EU confronts Greek legal puzzle Politico (guust). From mid-June, still germane.
Obama shrugs on Greece, while Wall Street frets Politico (MS)
Greece in chaos: will Syriza’s last desperate gamble pay off? Paul Mason, Guardian. Notice how stretched the government is.
Tsipras looks like he is crumbling ekathimerini. The sharks smell blood.
George Osborne spearheads assault to stop Greece ‘suicide’ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Greece’s Empty ATMs Show the Surprising Power of Cash—Even in 2015 WIRED. Much of this is familiar to NC readers.
A German Journalist Blows His Stack! Observing Greece
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated Independent. Good material, but I don’t like the androthromorphization of organizations (the use of “humiliated” in the title).
The difficult choices facing the Greeks Financial Times. Li: “Martin Wolf called both sides of Greek drama idiots.”
The Extreme Economic Outlier That Is Greece, In 7 Charts FiveThirtyEight (reslic)
Ukraine May Suspend Debt Payments If Creditors Don’t Take Haircut Moscow Times (Sid)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Coming soon to your St. Paul library: Data tracking Minnesota Public Radio News (Chuck L)
‘Did Jesus ride dinosaurs?’ : Bobby Jindal’s Twitter Q&A hilariously backfires Raw Story (furzy mouse). Only in America.
Jeb Bush Releases 33 Years of Tax Returns Wall Street Journal
No Labels stakes out a national agenda Washington Post
Texas Board of Education to be headed by a homeschooler Daily Kos (furzy mouse)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Freddie Gray & Baltimore Unrest Baltimore Sun
Venture capital vs. community capital Nick Grossman
Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale Bloomberg (reslic)
H1-B Primer for Reporters Center for Immigration Studies (Lawrence R)
The Sunny Side of Greed New York Times (reslic). Alternate title: “Why you should love your new corporate overlords.” I trust NC readers will carpet bomb this piece in the NYT comments section. You can make fun of it here too.
Antidote du jour. From ABC. I miss Sydney, although the Sydney I miss is the Sydney of 12 years ago: