Coyote Survives A Short, Strange Ride In Toyota’s Grille Jalopnik (YY)
Ticked Off: Japanese Officials Accidentally Release Lethal Tick At Press Conference Jonathan Turley (Chuck L)
Can emissions shrink while the economy grows? George Straight (Sid S)
Ford disguised a man as a car seat to research self-driving TechCrunch (Chuck L)
A New Surprise Airline Fee Wall Street Journal. Ugh.
Toward A Predictive Theory Of Depression Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly)
Trump Blocks China-Backed Fund From Buying U.S. Chip Maker Lattice Wall Street Journal
The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
China calls US bluff on North Korea – again The Duran (micael). IMHO, there was absolutely no way China was going to tolerate the US running a naval cordon in the South China Sea.
Jean-Claude Juncker has made clear the EU’s anti-democratic bent. Thank goodness we’re leaving Nigel Farage, Telegraph. Consider the source…
What Juncker said, what he meant Politco
Amazon in £1.5bn tax fraud row The Times
How Not to Do Trade Deals London Review of Books (micael)
New Cold War
U.S. moves to ban use of Kaspersky software in federal agencies amid concerns of Russian espionage Washington Post (Kevin W)
NATO: Turkey didn’t inform alliance about S-400 purchase from Russia Turkish Minute (micael)
The Latest Push to Arm Ukraine The Nation (resilc)
The Pentagon’s $2.2 Billion Soviet Arms Pipeline Flooding Syria Balkan Insight (Kevin W). Important.
Heads, Saudi loses. Tails, Iran wins Middle Eastern Eye (micael)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Chelsea Manning: The Dystopia We Signed Up For New York Times
Facebook Sells Your Privacy To Advertisers For Next To Nothing YouTube (Altandmain). At least as interesting is how Facebook lets companies that are fake buy ads and wildly misrepresent themselves.
Flynn Promoted Mideast Nuclear-Plant Project While in White House Wall Street Journal
Ivanka Trump: ‘I will not be distracted by the noise’ Financial Times. John Helmer: “FT’s Courtney Weaver demonstrates how to crawl on all fours, while scribbling with two.” The comments are just as brutal. For instance: “It’s inspiring to see how well she’s looking out for herself. Pity about the country.”
Trump to host Schumer and Pelosi for dinner to discuss DACA, health care after flurry of meetings ABC. UserFriendlyL “lol”
HILLARY CLINTON JUST LOST HER CENTRAL ARGUMENT WITH BERNIE SANDERS Vanity Fair. Altandmain: “When you’ve lost Vanity Fair …. an Establishment magazine…”
Senate Backpedals on Bipartisan Approach to Health Law Wall Street Journal
Quick Takes: The Battle of the Oligarchs Washington Monthly (resilc)
Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment American Conservative (resilc)
Eight Dead at Florida Nursing Home Left Without Power Wall Street Journal
US judge cites tribal sovereignty in dismissing coal lawsuit Associated Press (Glenn F)
Our Famously Free Press
Is Monopolization of the News Coming? Rantt (Glenn F). Where has this writer been? The media has been dominated by a handful of companies for some time.
An 18 month delay of the fiduciary rule will cost retirement savers $10.9 billion Economic Policy Institute
Cultish long-termism can hobble investors Financial Times
Analysts Keep Saying Buy, and Equifax Keeps Plunging Bloomberg. Lordie. Analysts are saying Equifax’s insurance might be adequate when Bloomberg reported it has only $150 million in coverage, max?
Nashville woman shot homeless man who asked her to move her Porsche — then left him to die: police Raw Story (UserFriendly)
Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin asked for a government jet for his honeymoon Guardian (Dr. Kevin). Guys like him are used to flying private class at someone else’s expense.
‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli jailed over Hillary hair post BBC. Forgive me for being dense, but I don’t see how what Shkreli did amounts to a threat. Here is the framing in Bloomberg, which is presumably what the court used: Shkreli Sent to Jail by Judge Over Clinton Hair Bounty
Review of “Rest”, by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Ian Welsh (martha r)
No Joke: 97 Million Full-Time Workers Are Now Living Paycheck to Paycheck MSN. Awfully judgmental. Divorce, illness, business failures, and less than steady work (being fired or cobbling together jobs to get to something like full time work) makes it hard to save. Also conveniently ignores student debt and the fact that a lot of jobs pay less than or only a living wage. Altandmain adds:
Somehow, I get the felling that this “advice” cannot possibly take into account the real declines in income – health insurance for example has risen dramatically. The internet is not a luxury anymore. Owning a car in many areas with poor mass transit is not an option. Of course, the areas with decent mass transit have often unaffordable rent, which boxes people in.
Hiring and Firing for the Sake of Rankings Daily Nous (micael)
The Profit Hoarders Doug Henwood, Jacobin (altandman). We first wrote about this in 2005 at the Conference Board Review and again in 2010 in a New York Times op ed.
Trump’s Education Department delays student loan forgiveness CBS (Altandmain)
Latest official estimates underreport extent of inequality in the U.S. Equitable Growth (micael)
The Terrible Facts about Real Earnings of Men Wolf Street (EM). Important.
Antidote du jour. Dave D: “Unusual swarm of jellyfish in Monterey bay . This was taken today but they’ve been here for a week or two.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.