Cassini: The Grand Finale NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Equifax Isn’t A Data Problem. It’s A Political Problem. Matt Stoller, HuffPo
I called Equifax with a simple question. This is what happened. WaPo. Sounds like everything is working as designed.
Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 government officials Reuters. Greyball.
Are Index Funds Communist? Bloomberg. Betteridge’s Law…
Zoned for Displacement City Lab
EU Worries Grow over U.S. Economic Chaos Der Spiegel
In the Centre of the Centre LRB. Angela Merkel.
Catalonia kicks off banned independence referendum campaign Deutsche Welle
Ukraine’s Imperiled Press Freedom Project Syndicate
US demands China take ‘direct action’ after North Korea fires another missile over Japan South China Morning Post
Hong Kong’s opposition politicians get chance at game-changing comeback next March South China Morning Post
Bitcoin crashes as China closes in Macrobusiness
The Four Seasons of Kremlingate Foreign Policy
DC socialite Sally Quinn, 76, says she is psychic and killed THREE people with CURSES Daily Mail. Yes, this is what the Village is like, if you couldn’t tell from Clinton’s book.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Former acting CIA director quits Harvard over Chelsea Manning post Yahoo News and CIA Director Cancels IOP Appearance After Manning Appointment Harvard Crimson. Morrell’s pro-torture. Pompeo gave Morrell, and all the torturers, a Get Out of Jail free card. Good riddance to all of them.
Tenting the Homeless and Bleaching the Streets: How San Diego Is Fighting a Hepatitis Outbreak Governing. Welcome to the Third World.
Trump would veto single payer:
…I told Republicans to approve healthcare fast or this would happen. But don't worry, I will veto because I love our country & its people.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 14, 2017
Anybody who’s against single payer is pro-Trump. Those are the rules.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
News you can use: “Just saw something come across my FB feed which is truly disturbing: With the new facial recognition, a cop can arrest you, handcuff you, then shine your phone in your face, unlock it, and delete any recordings you have made of that cop breaking the law. Scary. Big time scary.” Hat tip: JM. I guess FB is good for something after all…
Another threat to your privacy: the way you write Privacy News Online. Le style c’est l’homme même…
Crime in 2017: A Preliminary Analysis Brennan Center. “The overall crime rate in 2017 is projected to decrease slightly, by 1.8 percent. If this estimate holds, 2017 will have the second-lowest crime rate since 1990.”
Welfare for Wall Street: fees on retirement accounts Real-World Economics Review (MT).
Union Power Is Putting Pressure on Silicon Valley’s Tech Giants Bloomberg (MR).
Heroin in Cincinnati: This is what an epidemic looks like Cincinnati Inquirer
The flaw of averages The Economist
The great nutrient collapse Politico
Antidote du jour (Chris):
Chris writes: “Attached is close up of a female sunbird on the nest – probably one egg, we shall see.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.