Sperm Whales’ Language Reveals Hints of Culture National Geographic
New U.S. prosecution policy is recipe for corporate conflict: lawyers Reuters. My goodness!
Won’t somebody please think of the tax havens? FT Alphaville
Leveraged Bubbles (PDF) NBER. “We demonstrate that what makes some bubbles more dangerous than others is credit.”
When rates rise FT. A roundup; and the FT places its bets.
Greece to lift capital controls for those who bring money back to banks Keep Talking Greece
Greek crisis prompts a rethink on food waste Ekathimerini
The Non-Existence of Norway Slavoj Žižek, LRB. On the European refugee crisis.
Australia’s crawling Internet speed signifies wider fiscal failure Bill Mitchell. The post also notes Warren Mosler’s upcoming visit to Spain.
Understanding China’s Eurasian Pivot The Diplomat
KEI TPP Briefing Note: Conflicts with US legal norms and TPP provisions on IP remedies for infringement Knowledge Ecology International
Foreign Invasion Force In Yemen Grows Moon of Alabama
Facing Islamic State, Pentagon to send infantrymen and surgical teams to Sinai WaPo. What could go wrong?
Regents pick least-qualified candidate to lead University of Iowa Bleeding Heartland. C’mon, let’s be fair. The new Regent is certainly qualified to pillage the university; see under Cooper Union, among others, where the same sort of infestation took place. And U. Iowa faculty senate rebukes regents over new president AP.
Worker voice critical in US growth agenda Larry Summers (!), FT. “Strengthening collective worker voice has to be an important component of any realistic American inclusive growth agenda.”
The Douglass Option Jacobin
The Bully’s Pulpit David Graeber, The Baffler. “Usually, when we try to imagine the primordial scene of domination, we see some kind of Hegelian master-slave dialectic… We should imagine instead a three-way relation of aggressor, victim, and witness.”
Elon Musk reveals plan to drop thermonuclear weapons on Mars to prepare planet for humans Independent (CL). Lunatic squillionaires like Musk are why the Galactic Overlords quarantined Earth.
Baby’s Cells Can Manipulate Mom’s Body for Decades Smithsonian (Furzy Mouse)
Lockpickers 3-D Print TSA Master Luggage Keys From Leaked Photos Wired (guurst). Tweet: “OMG, it’s actually working!!!”
Economists vs. Economics Dani Rodrik, Project Syndicate
Retrotopia: A Cab Ride in Toledo The Archdruid Report
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