Links 9/11/17

Birders find an oasis awaits in Manhattan’s concrete jungle WaPo

Spoiling the Beautiful Game Jacobin

With 220 languages spoken in California, courts face an interpreter shortage LA Times

Vuelta a Espana: Britain’s Chris Froome completes historic victory in Madrid BBC

The Myth of Deep Throat Politico. Max Holland.

Five Magnificent Years NYRB

NFL opening weekend sees more Star-Spangled Banner protests

Massive Western Wildfires Spark Question: Should Climate Polluters Pay? Climate Liability News

Magic mushrooms take a trip into clinical trials FT

The dye whisperer: Meet the chemist giving biologists worldwide new colors Ars Technica

North Korea

Why UN Sanctions Against North Korea’s Missile Programme Failed The Wire

Chinese bank ban ‘threatens to tighten chokehold’ on trade with North Korea SCMP

With no clear message from Washington, world leaders ready to move on N Korea Asia Times

Apple and 7-Eleven Are Why Trump’s Threats to Sever Trade With China Are Empty The Wire


What Were China’s Objectives in the Doklam Dispute? Rand

China’s Electric Car Push Lures Global Auto Giants, Despite Risks NYT

Equifax Fiasco

Equifax’s Hacking Nightmare Gets Even Worse For Victims Bloomberg.

Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here’s What to Do Now. NYT.

Equifax Hack Exposes Regulatory Gaps, Leaving Consumers Vulnerable NYT. Although the article fails to connect the dots, yet another argument for a strong CFPB.

Democrats in Disarray

Clinton Says She Is ‘Done With Being a Candidate’ Bloomberg. Not a moment too soon.

How California could jolt the 2020 presidential race Politico

Trump Transition

Is NASA a science agency or a giant subsidy for aerospace corporations? Salon

Trump scrambles tax reform debate The Hill

Where Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Governing Does Not Apply NYT

‘There are no Rohingya left in Tulatoli’: Refugees arrive in Bangladesh with tales of horror

Rohingya crisis explained in maps Al Jazeera

Myanmar’s fallen hero: the silence of Aung San Suu Kyi New Statesman


Skin lightening: India’s obsession that is becoming a medical problem

Homicidal Railwaymen Outlook

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

CIA has 137 projects going in artificial intelligence Asia Times

Facebook’s self-policing needs an update FT

Class Warfare

To understand the UK’s low-pay crisis, Mark Carney needs to get out more The Guardian

What America would look like if it guaranteed everyone a job Vox. UserFriendly: “At least they’re talking about it.”

Mark Zuckerberg will testify in court later this month to defend his plan to create non-voting Facebook shares Business Insider

How U.S. News college rankings promote economic inequality on campus Politico

Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the cities that are in competition for its new HQ Business Insider. Just say No.

New Mexico files lawsuit against opioid pharmaceutical companies Jurist

NYT Editorial Board Is Pounding the Wrong Table Again on Bank Reform Wall Street on Parade

Revealed: A third of Britain’s top firms would have been blacklisted by PM over fat cat boardroom pay This is Money

Investors plan safeguards on sexual harassment at Valley VC firms FT

Health Care

Senate Debates Billions For Insurers While Public Demands Medicare For All Popular Resistance. ChiGal: “Good detail in this report on the latest in the Senate on health care plus a meeting with Bernie’s staff from Margaret Flowers of Health Over Profit.”

Why the world’s toughest maths problems are much harder than a chess puzzle, and well worth US$1m The Conversation

‘Plagiarists never do it once’: meet the sleuth tracking down the poetry cheats Guardian


Brexit: deportations of EU citizens soar since referendum Independent

Post-Brexit customs checks could cost 4 billion pounds a year, study says Reuters

The perils of a hard line on post-Brexit immigration FT

40 Brexit troublemakers to watch Politico

Brexit: workers’ rights best secured by staying in single market, says TUC chief Guardian

Hurricane Alley

Irma: Astronaut’s extraordinary photos from space show colossal scale of hurricane Independent

Ferocious Irma Pounding Florida, But It Could Have Been Worse Weather Underground

Irma Is Bearing Down On Some Of Florida’s Most Vulnerable Residents FiveThirtyEight

How do palm trees survive hurricanes? Treehugger

Manatees stuck when Irma drained water from bay are rescued Tampa Bay Times

Hurricane Irma has taken a turn toward the most catastrophically vulnerable big city in America Quartz

Hurricane Irma: Storm drains bay in Florida Keys BBC

Hurricane Irma And Thinking About Future Climate Change Ian Welsh (martha r)

Auto insurance harder to buy after Harvey Houston Chronicle

Hurricane Irma set to cost insurers up to $65bn FT

Elegy for the Sunshine State New Yorker

Learning from Harvey Project Syndicate. Joseph Stiglitz.

From Homes to Refineries, Finding Pollution and Loss in Harvey’s Path DeSmogBlo

Americans in the path of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey face disastrous health risks MarketWatch

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