A 17th-Century Woman Artist’s Butterfly Journey Hyperallergic
In the seven years since the world’s central banks responded to the financial crisis by slashing interest rates, more than a dozen in advanced economies have subsequently tried to move rates back up. Not a single one—in the eurozone, Sweden, Israel, Canada, South Korea, Australia, Chile and beyond—has been able to sustain interest rates at the higher level it sought.
Rain Man in Trouble WSJ (“The Unraveling of Tom Hayes,” Part I). I can’t wait to find out which executives are indicted. Please, no spoilers!
Fears grow over US stock market bubble FT. Shiller weighs in.
Back to the Future…for lunch Jared Bernstein, On the Economy. “So before we conclude we’re all robot fodder, let’s see it in the productivity and investment data.”
How underachieving Jeremy Corbyn surprised everyone The Telegraph. Minimal trolling!
Jeremy Corbyn’s Victory and the Demise of New Labour The New Yorker
How Jeremy Corbyn Can Win Jacobin
Prospect of shutdown grows The Hill
Desperation as record numbers of migrants rush into Hungary Agence France Presse
Germany imposes ‘temporary’ border checks Deutsche Welle
A Refugee Crisis Made in America The American Conservative
After Creating Migration Flood Merkel Throws Up Emergency Dikes Moon of Alabama
Building Norway: a critique of Slavoj Žižek Idiot Joy Showland
Foreign Investors and China’s Naval Buildup The Diplomat
Does Soccer Have a Brain-Trauma Problem? New York Magazine
Glyphosate to be labelled a carcinogen in California Chemistry World. Glyphosate being the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup.
French court confirms Monsanto liable in chemical poisoning case Reuters. “[N]eurological problems after inhaling the U.S. company’s Lasso weedkiller.”
Why we should design our computer chips to self-destruct Christian Science Monitor
This 70-Year-Old Programmer Is Preserving an Ancient Coding Language on GitHub Motherboard. A life well-lived!
Range of reactions to realism about the social world Understanding Society
Federalism Form and Function in the Detroit Bankruptcy Melissa Jacoby, SSRN
Poll finds almost a third of Americans would support a military coup Guardian. A YouGov.com poll which, despite its name, is a private entity in Palo Alto, CA. What I can’t see, and would like to know, is who commissioned the poll, and why.
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