How Trees Calm Us Down The New Yorker
Measuring unemployment Econbrowser
The F story about the Great Inflation Mainly Macro
For Ransom, Bitcoin Replaces the Bag of Bills NYT. Prosecution futures…
China’s Elegant, Flawed, Grand Strategy The Diplomat
How China and Russia Are Running Rings Around Washington’s Designs to Control the Planet Pepe Escobar, Alternet
Greece poised for troika talks amid bourse shutdown Ekathimerini
Austerity is bad but bankruptcy is ‘much worse,’ says Greece’s top spokesman, Lefteris Kretsos CBC. Five reasons why the deal went down the way it did from Kretsos:
“First, we don’t have an efficient and effective public administration to deal with emergencies. Secondly, the Greek people were not informed about what a transition to a new currency means. Thirdly, we did not have enough reserves in our banks to sustain them. And finally, we did not have support from other economic blocs or countries that could sustain Greece in the midterm or in the case of going back” to the country’s previous currency, the drachma.
The Greek Warrior The New Yorker. Who’s got the movie rights?
Turkey continues to hit ISIL in Syria, strikes PKK militants in north Iraq Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey policeman killed in Istanbul clashes Al Arabiya
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Attorney General Lynch: Sandra Bland’s death highlights black Americans’ concerns about police WaPo. “The Justice Department has yet to open any independent investigation.”
If You Don’t Click on This Classy Post, You Are a Loser and a Moron Mother Jones. Or a Queens-born casino operator.
Hillary Clinton aides’ Wall Street links raise economic policy doubts Guardian (Re Silc). Doubts for whom?
Hillary Clinton unveils climate change policy Los Angeles Times
Three times as much agribusiness money, on average, for House members voting to bar GMO labeling Center for Responsive Politics
Wretched Excess Watch
French Protesters Try to Derail Beach Takeover by Saudi King and His Massive Entourage Vice. “Besides closing a tunnel that allows access to the beach, protesters object to the fact that workers at the [King’s] villa have poured a slab of concrete in the sand and plan to install an elevator from the estate to the beach.”
Stay classy, Salman!
Long-Run Consequences of Labor Coercion: Evidence from Russian Serfdom (PDF) Johannes C. Buggle and Steven Nafziger
Uber, Airbnb And The Conflict Between Policy’s Ratchet Effect And Tech’s Accelerating Speed Techcrunch. We actually have a shorter name for “policy’s ratchet effect”: The law.
Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change Science Daily
An easy formula can calculate the true cost of a distraction Business Insider
Antidote du jour, more from the Bear Cam at Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park, Alaska:
A family outing!