Black swan at Bavarian palace seeks partner DW (Margarita)
Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors PhysOrg (Robert M)
Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year Guardian (resilc)
Dueling ports underline China-India rivalry Asia Times (resilc)
On the New United Nations SC Sanctions Against North Korea Near Eastern Outlook (micael)
It’s Time To Support Your President, America Ilargi. And he makes clear he is definitely not a Trump fan.
Korea takes first step to introduce ‘robot tax’ Korea Times
Why a Franco-German bargain will help secure the euro Financial Times. A push is on. A similar op-ed ran in Le Monde:
Des économistes européens appellent l’Europe à se réformer. Randy Wray’s take via e-mail”
Yes, all the bases are wrong-headed: market discipline, transfers, technocratic, sound policies. Should be full employment, growth, new demand, and functional.
Gulf Government Gave Secret $20 Million Gift To D.C. Think Tank Intercept (resilc)
Netanyahu’s Billionaire Backer May Help Bring Him Down Real News Network
New Cold War
Ships fooled in GPS spoofing attack suggest Russian cyberweapon New Scientist (Robert M)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Even Americans Are Now Demanding the Closure of US Military Installations Across the Globe Near Eastern Outlook (micael)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
ACLU: Absent warrant standard, police could monitor anyone via location data are technica (Chuck L)
President Trump Thanks Russia for Expelling American Diplomats C-SPAN (Kevin C)
Trump set to declare opioid crisis national emergency Financial Times
Is Mike Pence the “Deep State” That Trump Fears? New Republic (resilc)
Almost All of FCC’s New Advisory Panel Works for Telecoms Daily Beast (resilc)
Federal Court Nixes Environmental Law Trump Actually Supports Real News Network (UserFriendly)
Failed health reform puts McConnell in Trump’s sights Financial Times
The Two Faces of Kamala Harris Jacobin (UserFriendly. Sticks the shiv in surgically and then twists. Your humble blogger is among the many quoted on how her record
Message Failure From Nina Turner and Our Revolution Washington Monthly. Awfully eager to declare failure based on a single tactical error…
Haha, a first! Neera Tanden tongue-tied on Twitter. As Lambert said: “Now we know that Nation article on the DNC hack is serious.”
What is happening? https://t.co/89cwC3TNcC
— Neera Tanden?? (@neeratanden) August 11, 2017
Why Some U.S. Ex-Spies Don’t Buy the Russia Story Bloomberg. This is a big deal. Bershidky is unquestionably anti-Putin.
The Russia-Did-It Certitude Challenged Consortium News
Asking our tech guys if this affects us. Click on the tweet and scroll down to read more examples. I suspect it does even if not directly. Recall that according to a Google spokesperson, one of the purposes of the April algo change was to downgrade “upsetting” content. Apparently saying anything critical, even of Hitler = “upsetting”.
Google’s new AI-powered comment filter has a pro-oligarchy bias. pic.twitter.com/yKZrfZoGFw
— Yasha Levine (@yashalevine) August 10, 2017
Google: Search Engine or Deep State Organ? Mike Kreiger (micael)
Number of Americans Caught Underpaying Some Taxes Surges 40% Wall Street Journal
US retailers’ shares take another lurch down Financial Times
Who Is Winning With the Fiduciary Rule? Wall Street Wall Street Journal
CalPERS is Having an Election – And What You and I Can Do About It! Tony Butka, CityWatch
The Fascinating Story Behind America’s Most Expensive Home Vanity Fair (J-LS). The press can’t get enough of this house.
ZeroBin. On the Google firing. Wish I had written this.
James Damore has an ‘above decent’ chance of winning his legal case against Google Business Insider. Litigation is a crapshoot plus Google is going to pile high priced talent all over this. Plus even though Damore claimed he wanted to help women, there is decades of research (search on “expectancy theory” that his negative remarks about women’s supposed biological inferiority is detrimental to women’s performance in and of itself. Moreover, normally a lot depends on how well the company firing the person papered up the record, and exactly what they said when they gave him the heave-ho. However, both Damore and Google execs made shockingly lame public statements when the story broke, and I’m not sure how those net out.
LESSONS FROM CHOMSKY Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Do Businesses Need Foreign Workers? Martha’s Vineyard Is Finding Out Wall Street Journal
Populism for Plutocrats Jacobin (UserFriendly)
Antidote du jour (Robert H, from Vinalhaven Sightings):
And a bonus:
— Kevin Fox ? (@kfury) August 2, 2017
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.