Ray Tomlinson, email inventor and selector of @ symbol, dies aged 74 Guardian (furzy)
Jimmy Carter Says He No Longer Needs Cancer Drug Treatment ABC (furzy). At this rate, he’s going to live to be 100.
Rescued bear, lion and tiger “brothers” refuse to be separated after 15 years together Independent (Chuck L). Old story but still a good one.
Bob Dylan’s Secret Archive New York Times
Bacon Chocolate Oreos The Worst Things for Sale
This has to be the most realistic robotic hand ever! Interesting Engineering (guurst)
China Economic Planner Says Slowdown Isn’t Stunting Global Growth Wall Street Journal
China defends veracity of foreign exchange reserves data Financial Times
These 4 charts show just how dire the European economic situation is Business Insider
Faith in ‘healing’ central banks has faded: BIS CNBC. The use of “healing” and “wellness” have always set my teeth on edge, and it’s even more offputting to see that sort of terminology used in the contexts of central banking. Although in this case, “Faith in ‘healing'” can be mis-scanned as “faith healing” which seems apt.
Against Independent Central Banks: The Short Version Peter Dorman
Turkey Struggles to Stop Migrant Smugglers at Sea Wall Street Journal
EU-Turkey summit: high-stakes and unpleasant choices Financial Times
Battle for Iraq’s Mosul: The mother of all build-ups Middle East Eye
The local faces of Trump’s army Philly (furzy)
Glenn Reynolds: A Trump wave is on the way USA Today (resilc). Hostile takeovers eventually become friendly.
Donald Trump & Other Shady Types American Conservative
Cherry-picking Statistics to Bash Sanders’ Medicare-for-All Plan Huffington Post
Clinton, on her private server, wrote 104 emails the government says are classified Washington Post (Li). This is a big deal.
Why Bernie Sanders Won Super Tuesday Cenk Ugyur (furzy)
The painful twilight of Barack Obama’s presidency Ed Luce, Financial Times
Cornel West: Most Black Politicians These Days Are Neoliberal Politicians Reader Supported News
401(k)s are a tax break, not a retirement system Economic Policy Institute
Fannie and Freddie Shareholders Suffer Stinging Legal Setbacks Wall Street Journal. The logic is mind-boggling.
Up From Liberalism Jacobin. Editorial: “Only a forthright anticapitalism can end the reign of Third Way politics.”
Antidote du jour (Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):