Readers, at some point in the last few hours, we went over the 15,000 mark for posts. A lot of labor in that, as an old comrade-in-arms at the plant used to say. –lambert.
Hawks Act as Unwitting Muscle for Hummingbirds Smithsonian
$100bn BRICS monetary fund now operational The BRICS Post
Blowing the Whistle on Tax Cheats WSJ. $116 million payout.
Our Forgotten Labor Revolution Jacobin
Bernie Sanders’ Labor Day index, with apologies to Harper’s Magazine Los Angeles Times
Why I Don’t Believe Chinese GDP Data Baldings World (hindenberg).
How Hard Will the Great Fall of China Hit ASEAN? The Diplomat
China is “blotting out the sun” Reformed Broker
Goldman tested the limits of banking morality with huge fees from 1MDB South China Morning Post
1MDB, RM2.6 billion scandals reach Pekan but have little impact Malaysian Insider. Pekan being Prime Minister Najib’s parliamentary seat.
The outlook of British Labour favourite Jeremy Corbyn Agence France Presse
Anatomy of a crisis: the facts on Europe’s refugees New Statesman. Of course, if we hadn’t set the Middle East on fire (again)…
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Truth of ‘Black Lives Matter’ Editorial, NYT
The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths National Journal
Joliet family struggles to find medical care Joliet Herald-News
Hillary Clinton courts Iowa over ice tea at house parties Daily Telegraph. “Small private gatherings.” Except to Clinton haters, Clinton can be both charming and formidable in small groups, and this may be an effective retail strategy for her. It will also keep her in controlled, low-stress, press-free, and friendly environments.
Harvard Professor Larry Lessig Says He’s Running for President ABC. “After exceeding his $1 million crowd-funding goal.”
Paging Dr. Carson The New Yorker
The Politics of Distraction NYT. Opens with extended kayfabe metaphor. Ha.
How Botchamania created a cult following outside the ring—and the law Daily Dot. And kayfabe bloopers!
Charter schools group calls for special session after ruling Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A lot of squilliionaire muscle behind funding scabs, destroying public institutions, and selling fancy tests and software, I would think, so watch out.
Meet the Flexians Pacific Standard. Dated, but worth a read!
How on-call and irregular scheduling harm the American workforce The Conversation
Five years, building a culture, and handing it off. Laughing Meme
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