Google’s Self-Driving Car Company Is Finally Here Wired. It’s called “WayMo.” Help me.
This is the tangled future of tech and transportation Business Insider. Handy chart.
Pharma Execs Arrested in Shockingly Organized Scheme to Overprescribe Notorious Opioid Slate. Credentalism and corruption….
The Lessons of Aleppo Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
2016 Post Mortem
8 Therapists on Postelection Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their Own New York Magazine. One can only hope that therapy transforms liberals’ “hysterical misery into common unhappiness.”
Everything Cost Clinton the Election Ian Welsh
‘It Was My Primal Scream’ Politico
What Do Trump Voters Want? Paul Krugman, NYT. The headline is deceptive; Krugman has not reached the bargaining stage. Rather, he’s deploying a Randroid “moocher” trope!
How Carbon Emissions Explain Trump’s Win The Atlantic. The Brookings study above, in the vulgate.
The Rise of the Alt-Center Slate. It’s time for some game theory.
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How a Putin Fan Overseas Pushed Pro-Trump Propaganda to Americans NYT. The”postings were viewed and shared tens of thousands of times in the United States.” Mercy! And the Times doesn’t show any impact at all. The Times on propaganda — leaving aside the savage irony that Judy Miller’s fake WMD stories, assiduously propagated by the Times, helped get us into the Iraq War — reminds me of the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade: Giant inflated figures floating through the air, dragged along by nearly invisible strings. Ungrounded and gone in a day, as if they had never been.
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The Republican Sabotage of the Vote Recounts in Michigan and Wisconsin Greg Palast, Truth-Out
Keith Ellison says Florida Democratic Party candidate Stephen Bittel understands need for ‘deep organizing to win’ Miami Herald. Bittel is a wealthy donor. Our Revolution is backing Dwight Bullard, Bittel’s opponent.
Power and Persuasion Jedediah Purdy, Jacobin. Sanders MSNBC Town Hall.
World Order 2.0 Foreign Affairs
Donald Trump raises specter of treason Boston Globe and None Dare Call it Treason Bill Moyers. I’m so old I remember when not guaranteeing you’d accept the election results was the worst thing in the world. No, wait, it was veiled assassination threats that were the worst thing in the world. Sorry.
Who will check Facebook’s ‘fact checkers?’ The Hill (Li).
Business As Usual: Donald Trump and American Empire The Disorder of Things
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The last-ditch push for the Electoral College to stop Trump, explained Vox. Clinton needs to flip 37 Republican electors. I haven’t seen anything like those numbers.
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The Weimar Analogy Jacobin. “Comparing Trump’s America to fascist Germany only fuels elites’ antidemocratic fantasies.”
Marijuana Industry a Homegrown Source of Job Growth Newsweek. It would be nice if we could free all the people we jailed in the war on drugs so they could take advantage of the market they created. But n-o-o-o-o!
Free Cash in Finland. Must Be Jobless. NYT. Anything but a jobs guarantee….
‘It Makes You Human Again’ Politico
Top 100 Economics Blogs And Websites For Economists Feedspot. NC is #20. Readers, we could put a “Top 100” badge in the sidebar (looks like a gold medal). Too cheesy, or a useful “fake news” prophylactic?
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