Russians halt search for intelligent life in Washington OffGuardian (Chuck L)
Pets Aren’t the Same as Children—but They Certainly Feel Like It Helaine Olen, Slate
Our universe has no direction EarthSky (furzy)
Major Investor Sues Theranos, Claiming It Lied to Attract Investment Wall Street Journal. This is gonna be FUN!
Crash: how computers are setting us up for disaster Guardian (resilc). Today’s must read.
China-isation of working conditions and workers’ rights in Europe European Trade Institute
Britain’s Brexit delusions Politico
Hard Brexit could cost £66bn a year The Times
Now we have evidence, everyone can see the real reason it looks like Corbyn didn’t back Remain The Canary (Chuck L). He got the Sanders treatment!
Iceland finds all guilty in banker market-abuse case Iceland Monitor (JM)
Turkey Diversifies Foreign Policy: Russia and Turkey Agree to Pipeline Deal Michael Shedlock. Some readers were skeptical when we called this early.
The Truth About the War in Aleppo David Stockman, Anti-War (sinisterrr). A good overview.
US ship and Saudi forces targeted as Yemen’s civil war escalates Financial Times
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
FBI Version of NY/NJ Bombing Story Sounds Very Familiar WhoWhatWhy (Chuck L)
Breaking the Black Box: What Facebook Knows About You ProPublica(furzy)
WSJ Poll: Clinton Lead Grew to 11 Points After Lewd Trump Video, Before Debate Wall Street Journal
Blatant Lie: AP “Fact Checks” Directly Contradict AP’s Own Reporting on Syria Land Destroyer. Chuck L: “Our unbiased press. /snark”
Center for American Progress Advised Clinton Team Against $15 Minimum Wage, Leaked Emails Show Intercept (Baby Gerald)
Debate #2: Breaking the Bottom of the Barrel TruthOut (RR)
Bernie Sanders Won the Trump-Clinton Debate Observer (Kevin C)
He saved himself, for now … Sic Semper Tyrannis (resilc)
Yes, Trump Has Destroyed The GOP American Conservative (resilc). It didn’t hurt that Clinton is a Republican.
Melania Trump Wore Gucci’s Pussy Bow Top to Tonight’s Debate New York Magazine. Resilc: “I would guess all the journos are trying out for the Clintoon payroll full time?”
Women React With Fury to Donald Trump’s Remarks, but Some Offer Support New York Times. Li: ”
Bayh’s wealth exploded after he left Senate, financial report reveals Indianapolis Business Journal (DO)
Boat capsizes in San Francisco, injuring eight passengers Reuters. EM: “Article misses this bit: boat was named the Monkey Business, erm, I mean the Khaleesi. Karma for the silly naming-after-Game-of-Thrones-character? Moreover, in GoT weren’t the Dothraki peoples of the steppes, i.e. hardcore landlubbers?”
How the owners of Fidelity get richer at everyday investors’ expense Reuters (resilc)
Wells Fargo executive Tim Sloan edges closer to top job Financial Times
My First Gulfstream Vanity Fair (J-LS)
Sheila Bair’s One Weird Trick to Make Her College Less White Bloomberg. Important
Germany: Berlin’s war on gentrification Financial Times. J-LS: ” Examines Berlin’s attempt to craft policy to address the housing needs of the majority of its population (contrast this to London). Important policy alternative to market über alles thinking.
Maybe America’s Missing Workers Are Sick in Bed Bloomberg. I know a hair stylist who was very well off (you can make a lot of money doing hair color because you can process a lot of heads at once), as in house in a good part of the Hamptons well off. He kept working until he was close to 70 because being on his feet a lot of the day was good for his diabetes, and he knew he’d sit a lot more when he retired.
60 former UberPOP drivers convicted in Sweden The Local (Cry Shop)
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