A General Logic of Crisis: Adam Tooze on How Will Capitalism End? by Wolfgang Streeck London Review of Books
Ikie’s College Dream Chronicle of Higher Education. Take 7 minutes to watch this video clip. Pity that those in the Acela corridor have so little awareness of what’s going on in the place John Denver once described as “Almost Heaven”.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn hits out at ‘rigged system’ Sky News (UserFriendly)
Gandhi flip flops sold on Amazon cause anger in India BBC. Amazon’s latest misstep, following its recent offer of an Indian national flag doormat (when incidentally, IIRC it’s illegal to make an Indian flag out of anything other than khadi — the homespun cotton cloth that was a central symbol of the India’s Independence movement).
When the Indians Defeat the Cowboys Jacobin. Unfortunately, not likely for long.
Questionable “Young Blood” Transfusions Offered in U.S. as Anti-Aging Remedy MIT Technology Review
PETER THIEL MIGHT RUN FOR GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA Vanity Fair
The story behind Janis Joplin’s landmark hit ‘Me and Bobby McGee’ San Francisco Chronicle
Does your smartphone make you less likely to trust others? The Conversation
2016 Post Mortem
Why Clinton’s Slogans Failed (Hard): A Persuasion Analysis ExtraNewsfeed. For those of us who routinely interrupt ourselves, this entry in the same series might be even more apropos: Trump’s Self-Interruptions: a Persuasion Tactic
David Brock Is Ready to Monetize the Resistance New York Magazine (UserFriendly). “Is ready”? I assume he was from the get go.
EgyptAir Flight 804 Investigation: Did Co-Pilot’s Overheated iPhone And iPad Trigger Fire Before Crash? International Business Times
Treasury Bears Beware: Explosive Short-Covering Rally Coming Up Michael Shedlock (furzy)
On “Fake News” empty wheel (RK).
New Cold War
White House Justifies Possible Commutation For Chelsea Manning Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof (furzy)
Donald Trump: I’ll do a deal with Britain The Times. An exclusive interview with Brexit Svengali Michael Gove.
Trump vows ‘insurance for everybody’ in Obamacare replacement plan WaPo. Another exclusive.
How will Mexico deal with The Donald? The Conversation
Trump in Latin America Jacobin
BuzzFeed’s Golden Showers Washington Babylon
Like clockwork, Trump rips ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Twitter NY Post. He really needs to grow a thicker skin.
Does The United States Really Need To Improve Its Image Abroad? FiveThirtyEight
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