Polar bears may survive ice melt, with or without seals Science Daily
Judge’s Ruling Offers Peek Into Private Equity’s Secret World Gretchen Morgenson, NYT
Plunging 5.1% Unemployment Rate Belies Record Low Labor Participation Economic Populist
Janet Yellen and the Fed Should Hold Fire The New Yorker
Why a big slump in South Korea’s exports matters The Economist
6 Real(ish) Tips for Startups On How to Survive The Tech Bubble Snapmunk. Froth? Meta-froth?
Uber and the bumpy road ahead Gillian Tett, FT
Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York Reuters. There’s only real margin in the restaurant business with a liquor license. I find the prospect of Amazon serving drinks frightening. Then again, if a martini could be delivered to me via drone…
BlackBerry to buy rival Good Technology for $425 million Reuters. Blackberry can do acquisitions?
Half a Century Later Mainframes, Together with Linux, Still Run Much of Today’s Infrastructure WSJ. As we’ve been saying…
Nouriel Roubini dismisses China scare as false alarm, stuns with optimism Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
China May Never Get Rich Bloomberg
After anti-graft summit, the US$700 million question remains unanswered Malaysian Insider. The $700 million that mysteriously appeared in Prime Minister Najib’s bank account.
Analysis: Why the law in Malaysia is an ass Asian Correspondent. A bit dated, still very relevant.
The Foundations of Greece’s Failed Economy Project Syndicate
Everything you need to know about the European refugee crisis Sidney Morning Herald
Refugee crisis:live Telegraph
Today on Twitter: The US Ambassador and the fascists Yasha Levine, Pando
Will Lebanon’s ‘Garbage Revolution’ Usher In a Secular State? Informed Comment
Syria conflict: Ministers to ‘argue for UK military action’ BBC. US poodle starts yapping?
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Doctor featured in PM’s video accused of child abduction Ottawa Citizen. “The Citizen asked the Conservative Party about what type of vetting was done on Azer before the government decided to feature him in promotional material.” Canadian humor!
Arctic Sea Ice May Reach Second-Lowest Extent on Record This Month Weather Underground
Gov. Brown acts to protect homeowners installing artificial turf Los Angeles Times. Awesome. Let’s deal with a water crisis by covering the soil with petroleum that’s been dyed green.
At Burning Man’s Airport, There Are Propeller People and Jet People New York Magazine
Brooklyn Bar Menu Generator Brooklyn Bar Menus. “Water………12.”
The End of a Treasure in Tokyo NYT (a bit dated, but lovely images).
The Unlikely Cities That Will Power the U.S. Economy Bloomberg. Map showing how STEM workers are concentrated.
Latest SAT Scores Raise New Alarms Over ‘Test-and-Punish’ Education Common Dreams. “Test-and-punish education” being a contradiction in terms.
How one of America’s last free colleges screwed its students and betrayed its legacy Felix Salmon, Fusion. Kudos to Salmon for staying with this elite defilement.
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