Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans than chimps Science Daily. Chuck L: “Too bad that humans didn’t get more of the Bonobo traits. And also those of the Muriqui.:
Muriquis are polygamous, and unlike many other primates, males spend large periods of time together without significant aggressive encounters. As such, they are also not territorial.”
Yearly Snake Fuckfest Is In Full Swing Motherboard. No comment.
Focus Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming San Diego Union Tribune (resilc)
Why Americans Smile So Much Atlantic
London Bridge is (Broken) Down The Automatic Earth
Michel Barnier wants Brexit reset Politico. Barnier may want a reset, but is anyone in power in the UK listening?
There is nothing cute about innumeracy FT. Another thoughtful Lucy Kellaway column.
Should Free Markets Govern the Bond Rating Agencies? Gretchen Morgenson on rating agencies.
Is France’s Political Crisis Just Beginning? The Atlantic. resilc: “crisis: bien sur
together France: rechape?”
Macron Wins In France (martha r)
Présidentielle : un record de votes blancs et nuls Le Monde. Record number of votes declare a pox on both their houses.
Greece Passes New Austerity for New Loans TRNN. Michael Hudson interview. Some things to bear in mind. The IMF remains hostage to its board, with the US and Europe (combined) having just over t50% of the votes.
Nonetheless, the IMF’s staff has been in revolt and the IMF has for the last 18 months been trying to beat some sanity into the Europeans, or sit out the next round of funding (which the Germans find unacceptable, they promised to their voters the IMF would run the program. The Germans and the other hardliners like the Netherlands and Latvia lack the technical capacity to run an IMF program plus it serves them to have the IMF look like the heavy).
The European lenders are the real villains here. They don’t want the principal writedowns– which the IMF has pushed for– because they’d have to recognize losses in their budgets now.
Facebook publishes fake news ads in UK papers BBC. Too funny.
Obama urges ‘political courage’ to save Affordable Care Act Politico. Trigger Warning: Don’t read this on a full stomach.
US Foreign Policy is About to Kill 500,000 Children in Yemen — Media Silent Free Thought Project
Hillary’s election loss excuse means one thing — She’s running in 2020 NY Post. furzy: “NOOOO PLEASE MAKE HER GO AWAY! !”
CHELSEA CLINTON’S DREAM DINNER PARTY The New Yorker. When even The New Yorker thinks Chelsea’s fair game…
The Class of 2017 Economic Policy Institute ( Phil U). Make sure you don’t skip the last few pages, which Phil U calls “brutal.”
The Limits of Prosecutorial Power Marshall Project
Japan bolsters evacuation plans as missile threat grows Nikkei Asian Review (furzy)
It’s going to be a long time before India becomes a nation of shopaholics Quartz. And that’s probably a good thing, as the planet cannot sustain more than a billion more people adopting the consumption uber alles paradigm.
2016 Post Mortem
Yes, Bernie would probably have won — and his resurgent left-wing populism is the way forward Salon (judy b). What’s most amazing about this piece is that it appeared in salon.
The Trump-Duterte Bromance Al Jazeera
BIRTH OF A RADICAL The Intercept (Phil U)
Wall Street Money Behind New Bill To Repeal Dodd-Frank Act Reforms International Business Times
Jared Kushner Needs to End the No-Bid Contract American Conservative
U.S. Universities Fear Losing International Students Governing.com
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