The Problem With Ketchup Leather The Atlantic. Solutionism.
COP21: everything you need to know Politico Europe. Draft of agreement included. Not a treaty, but that might make it easier to get through Contress (exactly like TPP).
Is the 2°C world a fantasy? Nature
Obama takes his reckless energy plan to the United Nations Mitch McConnell, WaPo
Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak Sacramento Bee. No, the awful odor isn’t coming from CalPERS; the Bee doesn’t cover that story.
Measurement Errors and Monetary Policy: Then and Now (PDF). Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Sounds like the Fed can be a fool in the shower, too.
Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Bloomberg. Top 50. I’m putting this list on the fridge.
Brian Eno meets Yanis Varoufakis: ‘Economists are more showbiz than pop stars now’ Guardian. The conclusion:
BE Look at the time: it’s been two hours. … You can stay if you want, but I have to work.
YV No, I must get on. I have to meet Slavoj Žižek.
BE I’ll see you out. See you soon.
Can we define terror, or should we let terrorism define us? International Observatory on Stability & Conflict
ISIS EXPORT GATEWAY TO GLOBAL CRUDE OIL MARKETS (pdf) Martime Security Review
Corbyn appeals to grassroots as shadow cabinet anger mounts Guardian. Pesky voters. Rank outsiders, if you ask me.
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Mr Cameron hasn’t yet made the case for bombing Syria Daily Mail. So, Corbyn and the Daily Mail are agreed on policy, and Labour frontbenchers are weeing themselves for no reason.
U.S. Urges Turkey to Seal Border WSJ. It wasn’t already?
Young Greek women selling sex for the price of a sandwich, new study shows WaPo. An edge case of the principle that so long as the 1% don’t have a servant problem, everything’s jake.
Inside China’s Memefacturing Factories, Where The Hottest New Gadgets Are Made Buzzfeed. Very interesting.
Donald Trump May Not Be a Fascist, But He is Leading Us Merrily Down That Path Orcinus. Must read.
When children are breached – inside the massive VTech hack Troy Hunt. Nasty.
How Sharing Economy Harms Workers Robert Reich, LA Progressive
I Don’t Shop Fast Fashion. Here’s Why … The Fashion Law. From over the summer, but worth remembering when holiday shopping.
The Wandering Academic, or How No One Seems to Notice that I Am an Economic Migrant. Superfluous Answers to Necessary Questions
The Demands The Demands. Campus and national demands.
The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans The Atlantic
Binge drinking in the United States, in seven simple charts WaPo. Let’s hope your state university, unlike mine, doesn’t leverage party culture as part of its business model. “Consumers,” ya know, not students.
Mathematical proof for hot hand shooting in basketball Science Daily. Hmm. Readers?
Ink Flowed Like Blood WSJ. Karl Kraus.
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