7 mighty benefits of writing by hand Treehugger
Save Snow Leopards World Wildlife Fund Watch the enbedded video, and please consider signing the petition to save the snow leopard— Naked Capitalism’s iconic animal.
The schools that teach parents as well as children Economist (Emma)
Robot cracks open safe live on Def Con’s stage BBC (Chuck L): But enquiring minds want to know: did it crack it faster than a “professional” safecracker would have done?
Chelsea and Me: On the politics—or non-politics or pseudo-politics—of engaging a power player on Twitter Corey Robin Corey Robin. Follow-on from yesterday, which attracted lots of chatter in comments. (With the original, for those who missed it: Yesterday, I got into an argument with Chelsea Clinton. On Twitter. About Hannah Arendt. Corey Robin.)
Opinion: 5 ways to tell if you belong among the new elites — the ‘aspirational class’ MarketWatch. Decisions, decisions: Does this belong here or in Guillotine Watch?
Of money and morals Aeon (Emma)
Unpaid internships damage long-term graduate pay prospects Guardian (Chuck L).
Kill Me Now
New Cold War
Sanctionstein: What is the real cause of America’s latest sanctions regime? The Duran (Micael)
A Country Divided: How it affected me BBC. Some victims of Partition share their stories, seventy years after the fact.
Democrats in Disarray
Trump had ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Now Democrats say their economic agenda is ‘A Better Deal. WaPo (MF). Money quote: “House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed, explaining in a separate interview that the new focus “is not a course correction, but it’s a presentation correction.” “ So, Democrats double down on their position that there’s no problem that cannot be fixed with better propaganda.
We Don’t Need No “Moderates” 34Justice (Emma)
1. Ok, let’s talk about the Democratic Party’s deep state. Not the politicians, not the consultants, but BigLaw. That’s where power lives.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) 30 July 2017
Readers, click through to follow Stoller’s whole rant– it’s worth it!
Britain’s Imperial Follies Bloomberg (Emma)
Big Brother IS Watching You Wtach
While you’re watching Disney’s films at the cinema, Disney can now watch you Quartz. It’s enough to make me want to don a mask the next time I go to the cinema. Guy Fawkes? King Kong? Groucho Marx? Yogi Berra?
We Can’t Live in Fear of Our Own Intelligence Community American Conservative
Trump’s new weapon? His Cabinet The Hill
Sally Yates: Protect the Justice Department From President Trump NYC. Classic pearl-clutching harangue, completely oblivious to how the DoJ’s reputation plummeted as prosecutors eschewed corporate crime, antitrust, and other white collar prosecutions– save for Preet Bharara’s pet parking ticket priority: insider trading.
Jimmy Carter Calls for Single Payer The Nation (Emma)
Double-Booked: When Surgeons Operate On Two Patients At Once Kaiser Health News. A couple of weeks old. Still timely. Wowsers.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.