Where Creativity Comes From Scientific American (resilc)
Know your grammar. pic.twitter.com/McifSbbeC9 @AcademiaObscura
I Used to Be a Human Being Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine
China revives off-budget fiscal stimulus Financial Times
The Coming European Debt Wars Michael Hudson, Defend Democracy
The ELSTAT case takes a new turn – IMF and Eurostat staff implicated Sigrún Davíðsdóttir (Richard Smith)
Theresa May limbers up for a hard Brexit Martin Wolf, Financial Times. Important. Wish I had time to write it up. Wolf argues there will be no passporting if there is a Brexit, a conclusion we’d reached a while ago.
Peter Lilley: Brexit should be swift. Here’s how to do it. ConservativeHome. Richard Smith: “Another plan for a plan.”
Lula da Silva to face corruption trial Financial Times
The UK’s Devastating New Report on NATO’s Regime-Change War in Libya Nation. Resilc: “What? Our exceptional SecState was involved???”
“US Special Forces sabotage White House policy gone disastrously wrong with covert ops in Syria” Sic Semper Tyrannis. Finally, an explanation.
Contesting the U.S.-Saudi Bromance With 1,000 Cuts Foreign Policy in Focus (resilc)
The Senate Votes This Week on Resolution Against Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia American Conservative (resilc)
Deir Ezzor Attack Enables The “Salafist Principality” As Foreseen In The 2012 DIA Analysis Moon of Alabama. Chuck L: “The cynicism and indifference to suffering of whoever is directing US actions in Syria knows no bounds.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Playing Algorithm ’n Blues Pepe Escobar, Counterpunch
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
It Sure Seems Like Hillary Clinton’s Tech Guy Asked Reddit for Email Advice Motherboard (resilc)
George HW Bush to Vote for Hillary Clinton Yahoo (furzy)
Hillary Clinton: My Plan for Helping America’s Poor New York Times. Do not read if you’ve eaten recently.
Hillary Clinton Invites Millennials to Vote & Chill Daily Beast (resilc)
Can Bernie Undo the Damage He’s Done to Clinton? New York Magazine. Resilc: “Never ever Clintoon’s fault. Always a victim.”
Trump’s Appeal To Rural Voters May Win Him An Electoral Vote In Maine FiveThirtyEight (resilc). As Lambert has pointed out…
Sounds like a fine visual/statistical analogy to me … but nice to know that blowing up an entire country (nay, multiple ones) and *causing* such a mass refugee crisis, as HRC did, is deemed less outrageous by our goodthinker-guides in the MSM than the above tweet! Over the past few decades NPR has become just as bad as WaPo/NYT … they should title the foreign policy segments of their evening newscast ‘CIA talking points memo’, it’s that bad.
Post office banking: an old idea getting a second look Christian Science Monitor (Lulu)
California’s Drought Could Last For Centuries Motherboard (resilc)
Chip Ward, Peace Pipes, Not Oil Pipes TomDispatch
Wells Fargo CEO Met With Rancor at Hearing on Sales Wall Street Journal
Taxpayers Subsidized Wells Fargo Executive Pay Amid Bank’s Fraud International Business Times
Calls for New York Times Retraction on CalPERS
NYT’s Public Pension Birtherism Dean Baker
Drugmaker raises price of acne cream to $10,000 a tube Financial Times
How to hide it: inside the secret world of wealth managers Guardian (Richard Smith)
Wage Gap Between Black and White Americans Is at 40-Year High Alternet. The result of the loss of good union jobs.
Free Trade’s Unwilling Victims Bloomberg (resilc)
US building up to pension crisis Financial Times
How to Make Sure Bad Bankers Are Held Accountable American Banker. Resilc: “CEO show trials on TV?”
US schools hit by weaker MBA demand Financial Times
Antidote du jour. Colin:
Your daily antidotes tend to be weighted towards vertebrates, for entirely understandable reasons, so I thought I would help you remedy that situation by sending you this picture of a snail. Basic garden variety, I think. It was hanging out in a blackberry patch.