Cat Circus Looking for a Tour Assistant (Chicago) Craigslist. This is the best Craigslist ad ever.
‘Dismaland… where all your dreams come true’: Banksy releases dark trailer for his bemusement park as ticket website crashes Daily Mail. “The children are seen skipping out of the castle as their parents clutch their faces and weep behind them.”
Dudley Puts The Kibosh On September Tim Duy’s Fed Watch. Sun Slated to Appear in East.
Wall Street Laundering Derivatives Trades Through Europe To Avoid Dodd-Frank Shadowproof (timotheus).
BlackRock buys ‘robo-adviser’ to woo millennials FT. Big Swinging Bits.
Inside the Fight Over Bitcoin’s Future The New Yorker
Amazon Curtails Development of Consumer Devices Wall Street Journal
The fate of US fracking might rest with the Colorado Supreme Court Business Insider
Mr. Market Has a Sad
U.S. Stocks Come Charging Back Wall Street Journal
The market has a massive structural issue to worry about Business Insider. ETFs.
Mini flash crash? Trading anomalies on manic Monday hit small investors. WaPo. “It makes me wonder if a guy like me has a fair chance or not.” I shouldn’t laugh….
What do we know about non-bank interconnectedness? Bank Underground
The antidote to economic anxiety is better government David Cay Johnston, Al Jazeera
China’s ‘major correction’, charted and extrapolated FT Alphaville and China’s Stunning Stock Market Moves in One Huge, Annotated Chart Bloomberg
There are two market slumps: only one matters Sidney Morning Herald (EM).
Why worries about China make sense Martin Wolf, FT
Ernst & Young study: Impact of Grexit – the ‘good’ and the ‘bad’ scenario Keep Talking Greece (RS).
Labour must clean up the mess it made with PFI, and save the health service Jeremy Corbyn, Guardian. Crazy talk! (PFI is the “Private Finance Initiative,” used to finance new hospitals because Tories and Blairites — sorry for the redundancy — would rather fork over fee fees to banksters than, well, just about anything, including the delivery of health care to sick people.)
There’s Something Rotten in Lebanon Foreign Policy
‘We’ and ‘You’ LRB
Two Roanoke journalists killed on live television by angry former colleague WaPo. Who videotaped the killing as he did it, then put it on Facebook, after which it went viral.
The Reason You Saw The Virginia Shooting Video, Even If You Didn’t Want To HuffPo. Thanks to the stupid money and craven executives at Twitter, who decided Twitter should have autoplay, just like Facebook, a first-person shooter’s real-life snuff film showed up in a lot of people’s Twitter lists. Thanks, guys, for something we can’t unsee!
After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’ ABC. Breitbart likes the “race war” part. But then there’s also the male escort part. I put this sad story in the “going postal” bucket, but that won’t be an especially useful narrative for the usual suspects.
US gun industry is thriving. Seven key figures. Christian Science Monitor (PL; 2012).
Our Forgotten Labor Revolution Jacobin
Bean Counters to the Rescue Foreign Affairs
Links about big bad data Mathbabe. Very nice roundup.
Google will have a massive influence on the 2016 presidential race Business Insider
Testing, Testing The Awl (GU)
Why I Am No Longer a Measurement Specialist Education in Two Worlds
Antidote du jour (C):
C: “I took this picture of a fawn in the North Sea dunes not far from here on Sunday.”