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Quantum Theory Experiment Said to Prove ‘Spooky’ Interactions New York Times (David L)
Mediterranean diet ‘may slow the ageing process by five years’ Guardian. I’m really stunned at what they consider to be low meat consumption and high fish consumption….
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Are Making Us Fat and Giving Us Diabetes George Washington
Europe’s banks face a difficult global retreat Financial Times. Long overdue.
European Inquiry Focuses on a Mysterious Starbucks Business New York Times
Bank of England wades (tentatively) into EU referendum campaign Open Europe. More proof that central bank “independence” is hogwash.
Between the lines: Carney’s EU speech Financial Times
On Corbyn and our collapsing orthodoxies Open Democracy
Refugee crisis: France to build heated tents for women and children in Calais International Business Times
Canada and the Anti-Austerity Movement New Yorker
US pours scorn on Assad Moscow trip BBC. The US party line was we were negotiating a time table with Russia for his departure….”Pouring scorn” does not indicate a position of strength.
Assad Finds Chilly Embrace in Moscow Trip New York Times. OMG, what a confection of spin.
Saudis Risk Draining Financial Assets in 5 Years, IMF Says Bloomberg (furzy mouse)
Iran’s Supreme Leader Approves Nuclear Deal With West, Orders Its Implementation Haaretz (furzy mouse)
After Netanyahu Remark, Germany Reasserts Culpability for the Holocaust Atlantic. Lambert: “Moar wowsers.”
Joe Biden Concludes There’s No Time for a 2016 Run New York Times. OMG, now he is BLAMING his failure to run on Beau because he was mourning? This is beyond tacky.
5 things the Benghazi committee wants to know CNN. Testimony later today.
GOP to elect Speaker next week; conservatives skeptical of Ryan The Hill. Lambert: “Wowsers. Freedom Caucus dude compares selection process to hiring a maid.”
Paul Ryan Does Not Understand the Speaker of the House Job – or His Caucus Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
The People vs. Citizens United: 7 Steps to Reversing Runaway Political Spending Bill Blum, Truthdig (furzy mouse)
U.S. Investigates Venezuelan Oil Giant Wall Street Journal. To quote Lambert, sometimes I am not cynical enough. Since when has the US been concerned with looting in developing countries? When I had then Citibank as a client in the early 1980s, it was widely known that its very large wealth management business consisted in large measure of what was politely called “flight capital” from Latin America. People with an operating brain cell knew a big % of that was looted from governments. Ditto with any financial institution doing meaningful business in Africa.
Has It Become Impossible to Prosecute White-Collar Crime? Bloomberg. Lambert: “Read the last line.”
Only 15% of California’s Big Solar Projects Are on the Right Kind of Land IEEE Spectrum (Chuck L)
4-year-old girl dead after Albuquerque road-rage shooting Washington Post (furzy mouse)
Citi warns of negative sentiment, contagion in credit markets Business Insider
US regulator signals bid to curb high-speed trading Financial Times (furzy mouse)
Obama Administration Urges No Bankruptcy Relief for Student Debt UPI. We featured another report on this yesterday, but if you haven’t read the details, you must. Shameful.
Public R&D austerity spending cuts undermine our grandchildren’s future Bill Mitchell (furzy mouse)
The Life and Death of an Amazon Warehouse Temp Huffington Post. A must read. Notice the apparent poor emergency response by Amazon.
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And a bonus video from Chuck L. I like it better with the audio off.