World wildlife ‘falls by 58% in 40 years‘ BBC. Holy shit.
The Planet Just Crossed Another Major Carbon Milestone Huffington Post
American Paul Beatty’s race satire wins Man Booker Prize Reuters. EM: “‘Asked about the language, [judging committee chair Amanda] Foreman said, “Paul Beatty has said being offended is not an emotion”.'”
Delta now lets you track your baggage in real-time TheNextWeb. More forcing people to use smart phones. App only. There does not appear to be a browser version.
Apple’s profits in China down by almost a fifth Financial Times
China Gets Desperate About Debt Bloomberg. Important.
China bans mortgage fraudsters for life MacroBusiness. Shame we can’t figure out how to do this.
Bitcoin as a Chinese capital outflow proxy FTAlphaville
CETA on hold with Belgium set for more talks DW. As we mentioned yesterday and Lambert covered in greater length in Water Cooler, ISDS is a big sticking point and it’s hard to see how this difference can be resolved. The Wallloons correctly don’t want it and removing it or seriously watering it down means starting over with the entire deal.
Belgian talks fail to rescue Canada-EU trade pact Financial Times
Fact Check: Trump Is Right that Clinton Might Cause WW3 George Washington
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Canadian Police Are Texting Potential Murder Witnesses Motherboard (Chuck L)
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Hillary’s 33,000 emails might not be ‘missing’ after all New York Post (Phil U)
Hillary: The “Good News” is That China is “Forcing Down Wages” New Economic Perspectives
Democrats launch early attack on Clinton’s 2020 challengers Politico. Lordie. Her health won’t hold up that long.
Trump confronts Rust Belt rejection Politico
Some GOP women fear party is further alienating female voters Washington Post
Trump pledges ‘new deal for black America’ Washington Post. FYI, there was a counterfactual thread in yesterday’s Links regarding black support for Trump. Agnotology is against this site’s policies. From the article:
Trump’s candidacy is barely registering with African American voters. He had 3 percent support among African Americans in an ABC News tracking poll released Sunday, compared with Clinton’s 82 percent. Romney had 6 percent support among African Americans in 2012.
No Matter Who Wins the Election, Military Spending Is Here to Stay Defend Democracy
Here’s how much Obamacare premiums are going up in every state Business Insider
New Jersey boys survive 100-foot fall with suicidal father Reuters. EM: “Amazing both boys not only survived, but suffered no critical injuries. Given the latest revelations about AT&T’s mass-privacy violations, I have conflicted feelings about their role in this. If they only stuck to such life-and-death narrow-band phone tracking!” Moi: Concussions are still pretty serious, and I would think even more so in kids so young.
Redstone sues ex-girlfriends, says had to borrow from National Amusements Reuters. EM: ”
My first take on the ‘$100 million to cover tax obligations on gifts he gave to the women’ was ‘what did he give them – a third-world country?'”
Luxury retailers are abandoning New York’s Fifth Avenue Business Insider
Top White House Economist: AI Isn’t Going to Steal Jobs MIT Technology Review
Cheering the Inequities Michael Hudson
New England’s 900% Increase in Organ Donation Tied to Depth of Opioid Epidemic NonProfit Quarterly
Nonsensical big business flails for answer to backlash MacroBusiness(David L)
Antidote du jour (guurst). This was the winner in the black and white competition of the Natural History Museum in London. From a write-up of bird photograph winners in Audobon Magazine:
In the first light of dawn, photographer Mats Andersson used black and white to capture the melancholy moment following the death of this Eurasian Pygmy Owl’s partner. The pair had accompanied Andersson on his daily walks through the forest during the early spring. “The owl’s resting posture reflected my sadness for its lost companion,” he says.