Religion in US ‘worth more than Google and Apple combined’ Guardian. Just think of the profit potential of running a New Age cult!
There may be an evolutionary reason suburbia feels so miserable Business Insider
The architect building his own skate oasis in the ruins of the Greek crisis Huck Magazine (Emma)
How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language Scientific American (Emma)
YouTube gets its own social network with the launch of YouTube Community TechCrunch (furzy)
Australia’s China contradictions go global MacroBusiness. Why Australia will inevitably become a Chinese client state.
How China’s Past Stimulus Is Dogging Its Growth Prospects WSJ China Real Time
SUMMARY: Allegations of ‘DDS’ member in Senate hearing Inquirer (furzy). Lurid.
Brexit fallout: markets v economists Financial Times
UKIP plans invasion of the Continent Politico (furzy)
Juncker hits out at Barroso’s Goldman role Financial Times
Germany’s Efforts to Integrate Migrants Into Its Workforce Falter Wall Street Journal (furzy)
How Vestager took a bite out of Apple Politco. Read past the opening paras of sniping at Vestager to get at the logic of the move.
Italy government to decide date of referendum on Sept. 26 Reuters. I had wondered why I was unable to find an election date..
Fog descends on Vancouver house price bust MacroBusiness
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
House Committee: Edward Snowden’s Leaks Did ‘Tremendous Damage’ NBC. In case you were laboring under the delusion that Obama might pardon him…..
If Snowden Doesn’t Know Privacy Protections of 702, That’s a Problem with NSA Training Marcy Wheeler. Get a load of this:
The House Intelligence Committee just released a report — ostensibly done to insist President Obama not pardon Snowden — that is instead surely designed as a rebuttal to the Snowden movie coming out in general release tomorrow. Why HPSCI sees it as their job to refute Hollywood I don’t know, especially since they didn’t make the same effort when Zero Dark Thirty came out, which suggests they are serving as handmaidens of the Intelligence Community, not an oversight committee…
It concerns me the “Intelligence Committee” can’t distinguish between details that help and hurt their case.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Guccifer 2.0 drops more DNC docs Politico (furzy)
Trump support surges in Pennsylvania towns Financial Times
Putin finds a fan base in Trump country Financial Times
Sheryl Sandberg Could Be Clinton’s Treasury Secretary New York Magazine (resilc)
Hillary Clinton Vs. The Obamas: Inside Their Vicious Feud! National Enquirer. Resilc: “Too funny, but could be better journalizm than NYTimes PR machine.”
Voters’ View of a Donald Trump Presidency: Big Risks and Rewards New York Times. As Lambert has been saying, the volatility vote.
Campaign Money Magically Makes Lead Paint Safe Again Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Connecticut Gov. Malloy’s Appointee Recuses Herself From Anthem-Cigna Merger Review David Sirota, International Business Times
At Camp with the Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters Outside Online (furzy)
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Chancing it: How secret company owners are a risk to investors Financial Transparency Coalition (Richard Smith)
Guardian to make major cuts to US news operation Politico (furzy)
Q&A: Former LA Times reporter on story that led to $185 million Wells Fargo fine Columbia Journalism Review
Adviser With Ties to Hedge Fund Platinum Put Client Funds in It Wall Street Journal
Private Equity Fund Adviser Settles with SEC for Failing to Disclose Financial Conflicts SEC. Weird. Amount in this First Reserve settlement is way lower than initially reported by Chris Witowsky at PEHub. What sexual favors were exchanged for this to happen?
Deutsche Bank is getting walloped Business Insider. Litigation reserves look awfully light…
The alchemists who turn negative bond yields into profit Gillian Tett, Financial Times
Federal Reserve stress test may be illegal: banking group Reuters. Need to look at their filing…
Why companies make their products worse Economist (Kevin C)
The number of people on food stamps is plummeting at the fastest rate ever after the government made a key change Business Insider. As in restricting access via work rules.
My Self-Driving Uber Needed Human Help MIT Technology Review (resilc)
The rise of the superstars Economist
The Cold War is Over First Things (Emma). Today’s must read.
Antidote du jour. Chet G:
Presently, in central PA, we’re at peak Monarch time. Of course, it doesn’t compare with the one day, 20 years ago, when I drove through OK during Monarch migration and through a cloud of what would be thousands upon thousands of them. From the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tudek Memorial Park.