You’re doing your weekend wrong Quartz (Chuck L). Leisure time? Who has leisure time?
CHINA, SUN YAT-SEN, AND THE REVOLUTION OF 1911 — 7/03/17 Delancey Place. Chuck L: “Did Sun Yat Sen anticipate Michael Hudson?”
[A] Proclamation also explained some of Sun’s specific proposals. ‘Equalization of land rights’ — the means for establishing ‘a socialist state’ — simply meant that the government would expropriate increases in land values during the expected postrevolutionary development boom. Sun incorporated the ideas of Henry George — the single tax — and especially those of John Stuart Mill, who had proposed taxing the “future unearned increment increase” of land values, that is, increases that did not result from the efforts of individual landowners but from the growth and development of society at large. The idea was to prevent land speculation of the kind that had earned easy fortunes in the West, especially from urban property. …
The early mathematical education of Ada Lovelace Taylor & Francis (Chuck L)
Echoes of Wall Street in Silicon Valley’s grip on money and power Financial Times. Read the comments. Lotta Kool-Aid drinkers showed up to protest.
The tech industry after Moore’s Law HPE Insights (Chuck L)
Lobby Planet Brussels – The Corporate Europe Observatory guide to the murky world of EU lobbying Corporate Europe (Micael)
Frankfurt welcomes bankers fleeing Brexit — and their cash Financial Times
City of London delegation to press Brussels for free-trade deal Financial Times. Jerri featured this yesterday but I have to pipe up. This is just laughable. A secret blueprint (that the FT is writing about) for the City to get a special deal from the EU? The EU has banks that are in all the businesses that the UK banks are in, and they are perfectly capable of relocating as the new regime requires. As we’ve said, Brexit is an opportunity for the Continent to take a chunk out of London and there’s no reason for the EU to play nice. Banks started working on getting licenses and looking into office space literally the day after the Brexit vote.
Commission’s UK financial services experts sidelined due to Brexit talks Politico. Saw this after mini-rant above…
Russia promises to respond should the US attack Syria Fort Russ (Wat)
Is Israel Preparing for War Against Hezbollah? Defend Democracy
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Fifteen new devices from Technoethical now RYF-certified to respect your freedom Free Software Foundation (Chuck L)
Surveillance without Borders: The “Traffic Shaping” Loophole and Why It Matters Century Foundation. From last month, still germane.
Scoop: Bannon pushes tax hike for wealthy Axios (UserFriendly)
Court rejects Pruitt’s delay of Obama-era methane rule Associated Press
Marches across U.S. cities call for Trump’s impeachment CBS (furzy). A bit late to this. Need massive numbers for this to have any impact. Not seeing it.
41 states have refused request for voter information CNN (UserFriendly)
DOJ Corporate Crime Watchdog Resigns, Slamming Trump David Sirota. A podcast interview. Warning: you need to become a paid subscriber, but Sirota, who used to be a radio host, is doing podcasts regularly.
Democratic Party Dead End Consortium News (Altandmain)
Bernie Sanders on Resisting Trump, Why the Democratic Party is an “Absolute Failure” & More Democracy Now (Altandmain)
California invested heavily in solar power. Now there’s so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it Los Angeles Times (Chuck L)
How Nike Resisted Amazon’s Dominance for Years Fox (Chuck L)
U.S. Auto Sales Fall as Fewer Vehicles Go to Rental Chains Wall Street Journal
Amazon and Google share prices were reported down more than 80% after test data went live Business Insider (David L)
Apple, Google and other Nasdaq Stocks Swing Wildly in After-Hours Trading Bloomberg (David L)
Silicon Valley is becoming a commercial real estate disaster Wolf Richter, Business Insider
Investors who back VC funds are worried about Valley culture Axios (Chuck L). Erm, they helped create it.
65% of major US banks have failed web security testing IBS Intelligence
Yellen Hospitalized During London Visit, Released Monday Bloomberg. Hospitalization does not seem indicated given the supposed diagnosis. Any doctors in the house care to comment?
Kill Me Now
Why Some Men Don’t Work: Video Games Have Gotten Really Good New York Times (UserFriendly). Another “underserving poor” framing courtesy the Grey Lady.
Bill Kristol: US reliving decline and fall of Rome under Trump The Hill (furzy). Ahem, we’ve been on this trajectory for a while now…for instance:
Podesta: ‘It’s on the FBI’ That DNC Servers Weren’t Turned Over Fox (furzy). Wowsers. A really Big Lie.
One in seven UK private tenants pays more than half income in rent – study Guardian (Altandmain)
Arianna Huffington emerges as public face of Uber Financial Times. She can’t fix the culture unless she becomes CEO and fires some key people to send a big message and installs ones of a very different type (and I don’t necessarily mean female but you can rest assured that would be her most important criterion). Even then it’s a huge task. And as Hubert Horan explained long form, the horrible culture was key to Uber’s earlier success. A kinder Uber is even more of a loser than the thuggish one.
Antidote du jour. Thomas F: “Brother’s mother-in-law’s hobby…”:
Plus a bonus, courtesy Richard Smith:
Unlike a solid, a liquid has a readiness to flow & no fixed shape. It therefore takes on the shape of any container.. pic.twitter.com/RD3G8Lack2
— Land of cuteness (@landpsychology) July 1, 2017
And some fireworks!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.