How Humans Ended Up With Freakishly Huge Brains Wired (Furzy Mouse).
A Wealthy Governor and His Friends Are Remaking Illinois NYT. “[A] fresh-faced financier”?!
Not so smart The Economist. “Why two big banks failed.” Fraud is never mentioned, as usual.
COP-21 climate deal in Paris spells end of the fossil era Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Paris: Curbing Our Enthusiasm (Optimism) Yale Climate Connection
Why Turkey wanted to shoot down a Russian plane New Zealand Herald
Will Turkey Close Or Erase Its Border With Syria? Moon of Alabama
Corbyn asserts authority over Labour MPs (on question of bombing ISI)_ FT. “‘There are some people who have not quite got used to the idea that the party is in a different place,’ Mr Corbyn told the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show, adding: ‘I am not going anywhere. I am enjoying every minute of it.'”
Islamic State Entrenches in Libya WSJ. Hils, Barry: Take a bow!
Paris Terrorists and the Kansas City Shuffle Another Word For It
If We Must Go to War With ISIS, Let’s Be Fair and Just About It Robert Reich, Newsweek. Since Reich is a bit of a weathervane, I’m sensing a hardening elite consensus.
Refugees settle quickly and grow the economy, experts say McClatchy. “In Boise, Idaho, Iraqi refugee built a Middle Eastern restaurant.” Exactly as Somalis helped revitalize downtown Lewiston, Maine. I judged several Somalis at a speech tournament; they were excellent.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Loaded Dice LRB. On Ta-Nahesi Coates.
Silk Roads, Night Trains and the Third Industrial Revolution in China … by Pepe Escobar Vineyard of the Saker
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Focus Turns to Judge in Latest Appeal of Net Neutrality Rules WSJ. Tatel again!
Rubio Advisor: ‘Trump Is a Fascist’ LA Progressive
Tulsi Gabbard, Rising Democratic Star From Hawaii, Makes Mark on Party by Defying It NYT. Steve Israel: “You couldn’t get a better role model.” Say no more! Say no more!
If Republicans win the presidency in 2016, they would then control nearly everything — the White House, the House, probably the Senate and certainly a majority of governorships.
Perhaps that would be enough to clean out the rot. I doubt it.
Rome police: Teen shot girlfriend’s baby after trying to stand with loaded gun Syracuse Post-Standard (Bob).
Investors buying shares in college students: Purdue University thinks it’s wave of future Chicago Tribune. Let’s remember this comment from Clive:
Increasingly, if you want to get and hang on to a middle class job, that job will involve dishonesty or exploitation of others in some way.
And that’s how those shares will be valued: Bezel futures.
Worker Protection in the Gig Economy Project Syndicate
The Costs of Equal Opportunity in a Neoliberal Economy Ed Walker, Emptywheel
Can Asian selfies democratize fashion? Japan Times. Kawaii?
Incentives change how we think Marginal Revolution. I really don’t like the idea of economists working out how to incentivize people to eat insects. “It’s just an experiment!” Uh huh.
Antidote du jour (via):
Albino moose spotted near Greenville, ME.