Oysters galore! How whisky is helping to bring back native molluscs to the Scottish Highlands The Conversation (J-LS).
How whales got so big: mystery solved? Japan Times
Mysterious ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Is at It Again NBC (Furzy Mouse).
Bitcoin: Ponzi gone global Macrobusiness. Prosecution futures, as Yves has often said.
Uber to Repay Millions to Drivers, Who Could Be Owed Far More NYT. Travis just can’t help himself, can he?
Charting China’s Competitive Eaters Bloomberg
India’s population already overtaken China’s: Chinese demographer India Today (J-LS).
Sinn Féin calls for unity referendum within five years Raidió Teilifís Éireann
The Saudi Arabia Arms Deal: What Weapons Did Trump Sell & Which Scumbags Profit From It? The Writings of John Laurits (MR).
There’s Less than Meets the Eye in Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal Defense One (Furzy Mouse).
Trump’s Messy, Mostly Successful Israel Visit The Atlantic
An ambitious young prince wants to reimagine Saudi Arabia — and make it fun WaPo. A particularly egregious beat sweetener.
Who are the new jihadis? Guardian
The Manchester bombing: what the papers say The Spectator
Manchester Attacks: What Price Hypocrisy? Counterpunch (GF).
Trump’s Cuts to SNAP and Social Security Would Hit the Rust Belt Hard The Atlantic (Re Silc).
The Case For President Pence Robert Kuttner, HuffPo. Just for grins, here’s a parallel example of 11-dimensional chess from 2016: Why Liberals Should Support a Trump Republican Nomination Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine
New Cold War
Lessons from Nixonland (podcast) Christopher Lydon. Patrick Buchanan, John Aloysius Farrell, Beverly Gage, and Glenn Greenwald. Well worth a listen.
2016 Post Mortem
No, Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Run For President Again Syracuse New Times
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Land Installment Contracts: The Newest Wave of Predatory Home Lending Threatening Communities of Color Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Shave the Billionaire Baffler (J-LS). Brazil sends squillionaires to jail. Here in the Third World, we can’t even manage to do that with banksters.
The Library of Books and Bombs The Paris Review (MR).
It Pays to Write Well The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
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