A phantom road experiment reveals traffic noise is an invisible source of habitat degradation Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Birds hate the sound of cars.
Uber drivers’ class-action lawsuit endangers much more than Uber Marketwatch. Well, so much for those valuations.
Maybe This Global Slowdown Is Different Bloomberg
A Tale of Two Theories Project Syndicate. “Governments should stop basing their legitimacy on inflated growth prospects.” Hmm.
U.S. tight oil production decline Econbrowser. “Losing money is obviously not a sustainable business model.”
It Gets Even Uglier In Canada Wolf Street
Two up-to-date pictures of labor market slack Jared Bernstein, On the Economy
Mr. Market Has a Sad
Stocks Dive as Worries About Asia Reverberate Deakb%k, NYT
Has the U.S. Economy Become Less Interest Rate Sensitive? (PDF) Kansas City Fed
Litigation finance: a terrible idea mathbabe
What Future For Emerging Markets? Foreign Policy
Global Value Chains and Rethinking Production and Trade Conversable Economist
Was the crash that big? The Economist
China’s Economic Slowdown: How Bad Is It? The New Yorker
China risks an economic discontinuity Martin Wolf, FT
Chinese environment: Ground operation FT. “Soil pollution is a $1tn problem that causes serious illnesses and contaminates crops.”
Thousands protest in Jakarta as economy slows Channel New Asia
Najib’s end is certain, only how, says Indonesian daily Malaysian Insider
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia The Diplomat
After Syriza Jacobin
Russia forces Internet firms to have local servers Toronto Star
A historic moment for Lebanon’s citizens Daily Star. The #YouStink movement.
Katrina Washed Away New Orleans’s Black Middle Class FiveThirtyEight
Why Liberals Should Learn to Love Charter Schools Jonathon Alter, Daily Beast
The Rehabilitationists The New Republic. Using the courts to roll back the New Deal.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Ex-Fukushima No. 1 worker sues Tepco over cancer Japan Times
The Secrets of an NFL Locker Room Rolling Stone
Olivier Blanchard’s Greatest Hits IMF Direct
We’re One Step Closer to Making In-Flight Calls Bloomberg. What could go wrong?
Antidote du jour:
Sculpture, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.