‘Tree of life’ for 2.3 million species released Phys.org (CL).
Exxon’s Own Research Confirmed Fossil Fuels’ Role in Global Warming Decades Ago Inside Climate News. “Top executives were warned of possible catastrophe from greenhouse effect, then led efforts to block solutions.”
Who’s Funding Kevin Johnson’s Secret Government? Deadspin. Something is rotten in Sacramento.
Law firm removes references to SEC chief’s husband’s ties to audit regulator Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
How to end boom and bust: make cash illegal Telegraph. “Once all money exists only in bank accounts – monitored, or even directly controlled by the government – the authorities will be able to encourage us to spend more when the economy slows, or spend less when it is overheating.” What could go wrong?
The Sardex factor FT. Interesting!
U.S. startups aim to help seniors ‘age in place’ Reuters. Apparently, AARP has a vice president of “thought leadership.”
Trump and the Man in the T-Shirt The New Yorker
Clinton: Trump’s ‘been trafficking in prejudice and paranoia throughout this campaign’ Yahoo News. On the trail in NH.
Fiorina’s ‘Pretentious,’ Clinton’s ‘Controlled,’ and Trump’s a ‘Big Hunk of Man Politico. Candidate’s handwriting.
Behind Bernie Sanders’ Appeal to the Hipster Christian Vote National Journal. Headline is a bit deceptive, since I didn’t notice hipsters of any sort, but a nice atmospheric piece on the Sanders speech at Liberty U.
The Cuomo administration has a big headache right now New York Post
UK Labour members to defy Corbyn on Syria airstrikes — report Times of Israel. For something a bit more chilling, see this tweet (bullets one and two) and this tweet; neither of which I can verify from original sourcing, or else I’d link to them. Readers?
Jeremy Corbyn and the rise of groupthink Centre for European Reform. “Rise”? Totally unlike forty years of “because markets.” So interesting to watch publication after publication disqualifying themselves with Corbynsteria.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
How the Constitution Was Indeed Pro-Slavery The Atlantic
Ferguson, Mo., on Path to Insolvency, Gets Downgrade to Junk Bond Buyer. So, nix law enforcement for profit targeting black people and the bond market hates you.
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic
The Spirit of Lviv Foriegn Policy. Gotta say, I’m leery of any headline of “Spirit of” in it. Readers, is this credible?
Kabul’s Mood Turns Toward Despair Defense One
U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander McClatchy. The self-licking ice cream cone…
Flow dynamics The Economist. Capital flight from China.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Priestly spirit The Economist. “Max Beauvoir, biochemist and high priest of Haitian voodoo, died on September 12th, aged 79.”
How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis The Atlantic. Author seeks bird in the woods, fails to find it. But an answer to the question “Was Hume influenced by Buddhism?” would have been a beautiful bird indeed…
Microfoundations and mechanisms Understanding Society
Interviews – Clotaire Rapaille The Persuaders, PBS. “I don’t care what you’re going to tell me intellectually. I don’t care. Give me the reptilian. Why? Because the reptilian always wins.”