Dear patient readers, as you can see, I am VERY much behind as of 7:00 AM. Please come back at 8:00 for a bigger ration of Links.
Great monarch butterfly migration mystery solved BBC (David L)
More moose on the loose in a warmer Alaska BBC (David L)
Raunchy KFC ad campaign removed in an hour Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Man accidentally ‘deletes his entire company’ with one line of bad code Independent (Chuck L). Richard Smith warns that this “feels hoaxy”.
Florida high schooler develops electrical generator that costs just $12 McClatchy (resilc)
The dark side of Guardian comments Guardian
Is Netflix’s plot for world domination just a House of Cards? Sydney Morning Herald (EM)
Neoliberalism – the ideology at the root of all our problems George Monbiot, Guardian (Philip D)
Economists React: China Q1 Growth Slows, But March Data Offer Hope WSJ China Real Time Report
Japan warned not to devalue the yen Financial Times
White House lays out case against Brexit Financial Times. Since when does Obama have a say on UK politics? I suspect this will have little impact, and to the extent it does, it will be a backfire.
Can we really not predict who will vote for Brexit, and where? British Politics and Policy at LSE
New report: Palestinian children in Israeli military detention experience violence, coerced confessions Middle East Monitor (guurst)
What does “nuclear terrorism” really mean? Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
How terrorists groups like ISIS make money Business Insider
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
2016. Apologies for the lack of links on the debate, but there seemed to be a high noise to signal ratio, in that many went on about the tone and were thin on the contents. So please see our open thread with reader takes, which I believe will prove more informative.
The Global Consequences Of Clinton’s Predatory Pragmatism ShadowProof (resilc)
Trump’s refreshing foreign policy heresy Boston Globe
Is Trump sabotaging himself? Washington Post
The Political Center Is Shifting to the Left Bloomberg (Sid S)
Sandy Hook Lawsuit Moves Forward Atlantic (furzy)
Not even low interest rates are enticing consumers to borrow Christian Science Monitor (furzy). Why should they? The idea that consumers should borrow to buy things, except very long-lived assets with generally high resale value like houses (and cars are not in that category) is a bad practice that has become mainstream due to marketing, unstable job tenures, and weak wage growth.
Why Banks Should Take Living Wills Seriously Bloomberg Views
‘Living Will’ Rejections Fuel Critics of Wall Street’s Biggest Banks Wall Street Journal
Regulators probe alleged ‘wills’ leak Financial Times
US banks spell out toll of low oil prices Financial Times
How Plutocrats Cripple the IRS American Prospect (resilc)
Antidote du jour (by Kittie Wilson via Lawrence R):
And a bonus video. Yes this is a commercial, but really good commercials should be applauded.