Why Istanbul Should Be Called Catstantinople Wall Street Journal
Mexico says it is committed to reducing sea turtle deaths Associated Press (furzy mouse)
Bean Counters to the Rescue Foreign Affairs (furzy mouse)
Profit-seeking, confidential rebates driving up cost of generic drugs Summer Academy (Dr. Kevin)
Mr. Market Has a Sad
The Chinese model is nearing its end George Magnus, Financial Times (Scott)
‘Hike Havoc’: Can the Fed Ignore This Market Rout? Fiscal Times. The stock market was never on the Fed’s beat until Greenspan’s personal obsession with it made it so.
How would a stock price crash affect us? Fabius Maximus (furzy mouse)
A Fine Fed Mess Wall Street Journal. OMG, a sane WSJ editorial!
Productivity paradox deepens Fed rate dilemma Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Fed policy is bankrupt Scott Summer
China Tests Its Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapon of All Time National Interest
Somersaulting Alexis Tsipras prepares next trick Financial Times
Greece is for sale – and everything must go Open Democracy
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Extortionists Target Ashley Madison Users Brian Krebs. As we predicted…
America: A Land Where Justice Is Absent Paul Craig Roberts (RR)
California’s Obamacare exchange criticized for not fixing enrollment, tax errors Los Angeles Times. Lambert: “Nobody could have predicted….”
Democratic Blues: Barack Obama will leave his party in its worst shape since the Great Depression—even if Hillary wins Politico. Friday cover story.
Donald Trump Just Stopped Being Funny Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone (resilc)
Why is Donald Trump holding a massive pep rally in Mobile, Ala.? Washington Post
Trump Thinks Alabama Is Key to Winning the GOP Nomination Bloomberg. Someone needs to inform him that Southerners do not like New Yorkers.
For once, Donald Trump drops the mic Washington Post. So much for that “massive pep rally”
Drought Watch: Hey Bud, This Water’s for You! FOX 11 LA KTTV. EM: “Compared to Nestle, A-B is a model citizen re. water usage. I might even be tempted to buy some Budweiser by way of ‘thanks!’, except that it’s still what my late father referred to as a ‘pisswater lager’.”
Ranger school success reflects U.S. military’s opening to women Reuters. EM: “I would applaud this, but for the fact that it’s part of our ongoing national moar warmongering program.”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Real Demographic Challenge Adair Turner, Project Syndicate. Important section on why aging populations are no economic threat, even to pensions.
Antidote du jour (@SWildlifepics via Lambert):