Patient readers, Yves apologizes for being short an original post. She’s a bit under the weather. –Lambert
Dung Beetles Navigate Via the Milky Way, First Known in Animal Kingdom National Geographic. A bit stale, but since we haven’t run it before…
Wells Fargo chairman, two directors to step down amid continuing fallout from sham accounts scandal LA Times. They scuttle away, sacks of loot over their shoulders….
Wells Fargo picks Betsy Duke as board chair FT. “Former Federal Reserve governor is first female head of a large US bank.”
Can an investment pro persuade state workers to let him manage their pensions? Sacramento Bee. Mike Flaherman gets good press for his CalPERS board seat bid, but sadly no promo for the other reform candidate, Margaret Brown. So Californians, please talk both of them up!
Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Continues to Spread The American Conservative (Re Silc).
The Massacre That Ended the Arab Spring The Atlantic (Re Silc).
Azerbaijan: Banking Crisis Gives Rise to Loan Sharks Eurasianet (MT).
US-NK tensions will eventually ease: expert Korea Times (MT).
Let Japan develop nuclear weapons to lessen North Korea threat, former US Navy commander says South China Morning Post
Thucydides’ Ignored Lesson The Diplomat
The smooth and orderly route to a new customs arrangement: A deal to benefit businesses on both sides of the Channel is vital David Davis, City AM. “The government will publish a series of papers on the new deep and special partnership the UK wants to build with the EU.” Goodness! Will the papers have bullet points?
The government’s customs union plan is an absolute dog’s breakfast Politics (Richard Smith).
Macron’s Revolution Is Over Before It Started Foreign Policy
Putin nominates German ex-chancellor Schroeder to Rosneft board New Europe (MT).
Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville Nieman Labs. Very good.
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North Carolina Monuments Governor Roy Cooper, Medium
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How Women In The KKK Were Instrumental To Its Rise Buzzfeed. A special place in hell, eh?
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Top 10 Misconceptions About Charlottesville Counterpunch (GF).
Beyond a President’s Worst Fears, a Mob With Torches Arrived Chronicle of Higher Education. A university administrator’s perspective…
Surviving America’s Political Meltdown Jeffrey Sachs, Project Syndicate (Furzy Mouse).
New Cold War
New report claims DNC hack was an inside job — not Russia NY Post and What if the DNC Russian “hack” was really a leak after all? A new report raises questions media and Democrats would rather ignore Salon. When you’ve lost Salon…
Trump and the Allies Foreign Affairs
Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country The New Yorker
Companies Linked To Mike Pence Seek An Upper Hand In Infrastructure Policy David Sirota, International Business Times
Indiana prosecutors want to incarcerate the opioid crisis away Injustice Today
Democrats in Disarray
The Neoliberal Record of Kamala Harris: Reckon with it Instead of Attacking Critics Shadowproof (UserFriendly).
It’s the Economy, Democrats, but Inequality Is Not the Issue NYT. So says the Third Way.
Grenfell Tower inquiry accused of ‘whitewash’ for ignoring social housing policy International Business Times
The Social Mobility Lie Stumbling and Mumbling
Broken Real-World Economics Review Blog (MT).
Where the robots are Axios (Re Silc).
Nothing like this has happened in 323 years Martin Wolf, FT. Handy chart.
The Case for Regulating Before Harms Occur The Regulatory Review
Antidote du jour (via):
Readers, I know I ran a capybara Antidote yesterday, but they seem so calm, so preternaturally possessed of sang froid…
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.