Supermarkets set to introduce ‘surge-pricing’ in their shops according to demand: Plans would mean ice cream is more expensive on hot days Daily Mail (AMM). AMM: Growing vegetables is a political act.
Uber’s Biggest Problem: Its Business Model WSJ. “Even if Uber fixes all of its current problems, it’s increasingly unlikely that it can live up to the inflated expectations that come with the nearly $70 billion valuation that have made it the world’s most valuable startup. There are barbarians at Uber’s gate, and it’s sorely in need of a moat.” Finally!
Foreign banks still love City, says lord mayor of London Andrew Parmley The Times. The Thames is a river in Egypt, apparently.
Brexit In Reverse? George Soros, Project Syndicate
Britain’s path to hard Brexit revealed in queen’s speech Politico. A little stale, still useful. “A hard Brexit it is then.”
UK Election Aftermath
The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber Barons Foreign Policy
Is an Unpredictable Leader Good for National Security? Kellogg Insight (KS).
Democrats in Disarray
The fate of the Democrats’ future may lie in Georgia Washington Examiner
Donald Skunks the Democrats Maureen Dowd, NYT. Fun, but quite a bit of revisionist history on 2006 from Rahm, of whom Dowd should really be more skeptical.
Where Would We Be Politically If Hillary Clinton Had Won? Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine (Re Silc).
How Trump and Republicans may get away with hurting millions of people Greg Sargent, Star-Ledger. Sargent writes:
Republicans have gone to enormous lengths to obscure the plan’s profoundly regressive features. They have endlessly told the lie that no one will be worse off (because everyone will have “access” to affordable coverage), and they’ve developed numerous cleverly designed talking points designed to create the impression that, by slowly phasing in the loss of coverage for millions over time, this will create a painless transition to . . . well, to a blissful state in which everyone, again, has “access” to affordable coverage. Among these: “Smooth glide path.” “Rescue mission.” “Bridge to better health care.” “Soft landing.”
Good thing the Democrat leadership, after months of preparation, laid such careful groundwork to counter these talking points. Oh, wait… That was the opportunity cost of a solid six months of wall-to-wall Putin Derangement Syndrome, wasn’t it? Well played.
Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers NYT. “On Friday Mr. Heller said that he, too, was against the bill as it is currently drafted, leaving himself just enough wiggle room to continue his longstanding practice of being the senator in the middle, the man who wants to see the Medicaid program phased out, except when he decides he doesn’t. (Mr. Heller has taken both positions publicly.)”
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Bernie Sanders ‘extremely disappointed’ by stalling of California’s single-payer health care bill Sacramento Bee. Nice timing, too!
A doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she’s been charged with murdering her patients, authorities say WaPo (J-LS). Never executives, oddly, or not (although the Cherokee Nation sued Big Pharma).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House Der Spiegel. Hmm. Maybe they have “the tapes”?
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Washington Post: Philando Castile and the questions that remain Concord Monitor
The World’s Worst Countries for Workers The 2017 ITUC Global Rights Index. Handy map.
Wealth should not make health. Period. Medical Economics
Trumpmania Cools in This Pennsylvania Town Bloomberg (Re Silc). For Trump voters at the margin, he had to deliver. He isn’t.
How Can a Human Justify Asking to be Paid $15 to Work? MishTalk (EM).
How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists LSE Impact Blog (GlennF).
Antidote du jour (via):
A frog playing a video game. Thumbs up! pic.twitter.com/RmzeYVSHCZ
— Ron Baalke (@RonBaalke) June 9, 2017