Denmark again takes top spot in UN’s world happiness report Associated Press
Florida cop dies in car wreck protecting woman from speeding wrong-way driver New York Daily News (alex)
Fast and Furious Iceberg Scares Horse to Death Iceland Review (aet) :-(
Climate Change and Conservative Brain Death New York Magazine (resilc)
Internet trolls are psychopaths, says expert Thai Visa (furzy)
Financial Times’ response to ad-cutting threat from HP is great BoingBoing (resilc). Somehow missed this from February…
If Google and Facebook can flip elections does code now rule the real world? New Internationalist (furzy)
Weak Japan wage demands deal blow to Abe Financial Times
Greek Pensions: Tsipras’ Last Ditch Fight Versus Troika Social Europe (Sid S)
Russia’s Military Aims Achieved, Putin Switches to Diplomacy Paul Craig Roberts (Wat)
Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation Guardian. Margarita: “It is a very sad, tragic irony that the US embarked on the destruction of what was the cradle of civilization”
With Marco Rubio Out, Ted Cruz Confronts a New Foe in John Kasich New York Times. Funny how Kasich who is clearly a long shot is getting much more generous treatment from the Grey Lady than Sanders ever did.
Republicans are practically handing Hillary the presidency New York Post. But if the parallel is McGovern 1968, the Republicans produced Watergate…
Trump ad: Clinton not tough enough to face Putin, ISIS The Hill (resilc). Trump is going to goad Hillary into being more macho? Spare us…
IT’S ON! Trump takes aim at Hillary: ‘Embarrassment to our country’ American Mirror (resilc)
How the ‘New York Times’ Sandbagged Bernie Sanders Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone. Lambert featured this in Water Cooler yesterday, but worth making sure readers don’t miss it.
Snake Oil Biotech CEO Will Fundraise for Hillary Gawker (resilc)
Clinton vs. Trump: The Worst of All Worlds in a Broken Political System Atlantic (resilc)
Wall Street Goons Are Coming for Senator Professor Warren Charles Pierce, Esquire (Randy K)
“There Is Regulatory Capture, But It Is By No Means Complete” ProMarket (sherry)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Fed caused 93% of the entire stock market’s move since 2008: Analysis Yahoo (furzy). I am sure the Fed would be pleased to hear that.
Robots are better investors than people Financial Times. By the same logic, I would assume robots are better central bankers than central bankers….
The End of Automatic Tipping Has Devastated Restaurant Paychecks Gawker (resilc)
Antidote du jour. @marcuschown via Richard Smith: