The new economy of excrement Nature
Researchers find summer heat’s lasting longer in the Gulf of Maine Portland Press-Herald (study). “Since 2004, the Gulf of Maine – which extends from Massachusetts to the head of the Bay of Fundy and includes all of coastal Maine – has warmed faster than anyplace else on the planet, except for an area northeast of Japan.”
Where modern macroeconomics went wrong Real World Economics Review (MT).
Crime and Punishment Harpers (DG)
Afghanistan – U.S. Resolved To Repeat Failures Moon of Alabama
Venezuela to End Dollar-Denominated Oil Deals, Currency Exchanges Venezuelanalysis
Boris Johnson resurrects the Leave campaign’s £350m for NHS fantasy The New Statesman
The China Puzzle NYT
The New Cold War
Trump and Russia: what does Robert Mueller know? Gillian Tett, FT
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Harvard Fellowships Have Always Been a Joke Foreign Policy (MR).
Trump Administration Seeks to Avoid Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord, International Climate Officials Say WSJ. The administration is now saying nothing has changed, but the article is reasonably sourced.
Teflon Don confounds Democrats Politico. “Pollsters are shocked by how many voters describe themselves as ‘exhausted’ by the constant chaos surrounding Trump, and they find that there’s strong support for a Congress that provides a check on him rather than voting for his agenda most of the time. But he is still viewed as an outsider shaking up the system, which people in the various surveys say they like, and which Democrats don’t stack up well against.”
In my 27 years at these two safety-net hospitals, not one of my patients received an organ or bone marrow transplant. Yet the organs that fed the transplant centers across the region came from the dying patients in these hospitals. Our patients — the poorest of the poor — gave, but they never received.
Single-Payer Movement Shows: Life After Trump May Not Suck Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Democrats in Disarray
Why Democrats Should Dump ‘Free College’ Washington Monthly
The ‘Hillary safe space’ that divided the American left BBC. The Beeb late to the party on Verrit.
What’s happening to rural mental health center is sickening Des Moines Register
Our Famously Free Press
Black Injustice Tipping Point
6 Things Juggalo Culture Teaches Us About Trump Cracked (January 2017 but still useful). So far as I can tell, the Juggalos are the Burning Man of the working class. That’s why the FBI classifies them as a gang, but not the CEOs attending Burning Man, despite the wage-fixing cartel that they ran.
Democratic Socialists group endorses ‘Juggalo March’ in DC The Hill. What a time to be alive!
Antidote du jour (via the Snow Leopard Trust):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.