Google to Comply With EU Search Demands to Avoid More Fines Bloomberg. Google says it will comply. We’ll find out in a month if the EU deems Google’s plans to be adequate.
Did Monsanto Write Malawi’s Seed Policy? Triple Crisis
Bucking FDA, Peter Thiel funds “patently unethical” herpes vaccine trial ars technica (Chuck L)
Africa and Chinese rebalancing Bruegel
Implications of the Hokkaido missile miss Asia Times
KUSHNER THE REASON WHY TRUMP IS LETTING NAJIB OFF THE 1MDB HOOK? SWISS BANK SURRENDERS DOCUMENTS LINKING UAE ENVOY, A CLOSE FRIEND OF TRUMP’S SON IN LAW, TO JHO LOW TO 1MDB INVESTIGATORS Malaysia Chronicle
If newfound Kiwi Barnaby Joyce—whose father was born in New Zealand and who has now been confirmed to be a citizen by the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs—loses his seat, he may take the whole government down with him: The Liberal-National coalition holds the government by a one-vote majority.
French Bike Couriers Give Macron’s Gig Economy a One-Star Rating Bloomberg (resilc)
UK Brexit charm offensive falls flat Politico
New Cold War
NEW PROOF: Intelligence Analysts Say Russia Didn’t Hack U.S. Election Lee Camp, YouTube
Imperial Collapse Watch
‘Missile Gap’ Redux: Heroic Days of Threat Inflation Aren’t Over American Conservative (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
>Trump blocks Obama rule on collecting info on pay by race, gender The Hill
ICE Plans to Start Destroying Records of Immigrant Abuse, Including Sexual Assault and Deaths in Custody American Civil Liberties Union
Something’s Rotten in the DNC National Review (furzy)
Not What I Signed Up For: Why This Fighter Pilot Is Running for Office Military.com. JTM: “Just what we need, more military people in charge of things…”
13,000 Rescued In Houston and Surrounding Area Associated Press. Video.
>Harvey’s Test: Businesses Struggle With Flawed Insurance as Floods Multiply Wall Street Journal
How Washington Made Harvey Worse Politico
On Roads Turned Waterways, Volunteers Improvise to Save the Trapped and Desperate New York Times. Resilc: “DoD too busy eating Whoppers in Kabul”
— Andrea Butera (@AndreaButera) August 27, 2017
The economy can handle it. It's the individuals who have lost everything we should worry about. https://t.co/gnRBD4iU8f
— Henry Blodget (@hblodget) August 30, 2017
Facebook now blocks ads from pages that spread fake news The Verge (furzy)
Rural America Is Building Its Own Internet Because No One Else Will Motherboard (Chuck L)
Publishers Are Making More Video—Whether You Want It or Not Bloomberg. Chuck L:
This trend is an issue for older people who do not upgrade to a newer (and hence faster) computer or mobile every 2-3 years. Or less. Web pages that include an auto-start video, as well as a multitude of scripts that run in it, peg the CPU usage meter thus slowing everything down if not crashing the page.
Note that Khosrowshahi hasn’t been hired yet. They are still negotiating his employment contract. Not that Uber had much negotiating leverage given their eagerness to announce they had settled on a pick, but this sort of thing reduces it from “little” to “none”.
Something about this is so deeply weird. https://t.co/3W0jZ34QG8
— Ed "Clorge" Zitron (@edzitron) August 30, 2017
Richard Wolff interviews Michael Hudson
Massive Finnish pension fund unloads U.S. stocks because… Donald Trump MarketWatch (furzy)
You Prevent Private Coercion With Labor Market Regulation Matt Bruenig. From last week, still germane.
Gary Cohn: Only ‘Morons’ Pay the Estate Tax New York Magazine
Antidote du jour. From frosty zoom:
Phydeaux goes camping! Phydeaux passing the dog days of august relaxing in his tent.
And a bonus from mark n:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.