Dear patient readers: You are getting a short ration of Links because I am supposed to be sort of on holiday and failing (as in you got an extra post). So please add more in comments.
If we don’t mention it, it doesn’t exist. And if our main export is stuff to get burned in Chinese foundries (which will run out), that happens to help in destruction of the massive tourism generator (which doesn’t run out), it doesn’t make us look good.
As aside, one thing I will never forget is how I first dove in Coral Sea in 2001 (not GBR itself, outer coral reefs about 100 miles out in the Coral Sea) – the water clarity (from boat you could see sharks on the bottom, down 50 meters) and the biodiversity and quantity of life was huge. I went to Caribbean once, and it just absolutely pales.
Geraldine Largay’s Wrong Turn: Death on the Appalachian Trail New York Times. Sad.
The world’s worst superbug has made its way to the US Business Insider
Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago Guardian (Jeff W)
Want to end corruption? Crack down on tax havens. Nicholas Shaxson, Washington Post
G7 warns of Brexit threat to global growth Financial Times
Outages Hit French Nuke Plants as Workers on Strike Nationally teleSUR (Sid S)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules Washington Post. Martha r: “I’m beginning to wonder if the Dem party has an alternative to Clinton up their sleeve who is not Sanders, and if NV dem convention will turn out to be when the Hillary campaign ‘blew it.’ I wonder how many of those beholden to the Clintons also hate them. Have the smartest rats begun to leave HSS Clinton?”
Welcome to the Election From Hell Time. Important, although repeats the slur about Sanders supporters in Nevada.
Trump puts fossil fuels at US energy core Financial Times
Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of OC Democratic “Superdelegate” Vote Ocean County Politics
Sanders picks up West Virginia super delegate Politico (martha r)
The Real Numbers: Puerto Rico John Laurits
Donald Trump’s Energy Plan: More Fossil Fuels and Fewer Rules New York Times. Mind you, Clinton and Obama are firmly in favor of cosmetic rules.
UMass Endowment To Divest From Direct Fossil Fuel Holdings Associated Press
IMF economists put ‘neoliberalism’ under the spotlight Financial Times. Ahem, the research side of the IMF has been way to the left of the program side for years, even before 2010. The pink paper is waking up only now due to a paper whose headline makes it bloomin’ obvious?
Neoliberalism: Oversold? IMF (martha r). Nevertheless, the paper has some pokes in the eye, starting with the photo of the Santiago stock exchange, although it is carefully argued. See our post today.
The one thing rich parents do for their kids that makes all the difference Washington Post (martha r)
Making The Grades BuzzFeed (Dan K)
Antidote du jour (Save the Buffalo Bayou): “Photo of a juvenile yellow-crowned night heron in a seasonal rookery in very old oak trees on Houston’s most elegant boulevard in Boulevard Oaks. Taken on May 20, 2016, by Allison Starnes.”