House finches add cigarette butts to their nests to avoid ectoparasites Journal of Avian Biology
Central bank cryptocurrencies Bank for International Settlements
Consumers, but Not Executives, May Pay for Equifax Failings Gretchen Morgenson, NYT
The learned helplessness of Equifax TechCrunch (AF).
Inside the new battle against Google Politico (NF).
Ray Dalio Says He’s Ready to Give Away Bridgewater’s Secrets Bloomberg. Yves: “That means he thinks they’re not worth much any more.”
Syria Summary – Eliminating ISIS’ Remains Moon of Alabama
Good news from Syria Sic Semper Tyrannis
REVEALED: Both sides of Gulf crisis listed as ‘priority markets’ for UK arms export push Middle East Eye (MT).
Brexit: unleashing a wildfire Pete North Politics Blog
Brexit IT trainwreck at Customs (Richard Smith):
THREAD: Some notes I made in Treasury Select Committee HMRC hearing yesterday 1/n
— Alison McGovern (@Alison_McGovern) September 15, 2017
Xi clobbers dissent in final stretch to party congress Nikkei Asian Review
No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles Defense One
The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
UNSCR 2375: What Just Happened Here? 38 North
Democrats in Disarray
Can You Win in Trump Country with a Bernie Sanders Platform? Vice. Paula Jean Swearengin v. Joe Manchin.
WHY COMPETITION IN THE POLITICS INDUSTRY IS FAILING AMERICA (PDF) Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, Harvard Business School
Our Famously Free Press
Request denied: States try to block access to public records AP. That’s very bad.
Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters McClatchy. Ditto.
Don’t Look Now, But Full Obamacare Repeal Is Back On The Table HuffPo. Cassidy-Graham.
Bernie Sanders’ Single-Payer Proposal Puts Spotlight Back On California’s SB 562 International Business Times
Does Single Payer Pay for Itself? Econospeak
There Is No Conflict Between Promoting Single-Payer and Defending Obamacare Washington Monthly. There is if ObamaCare is where you want to stop.
Why Didn’t FPL Do More to Prepare for Irma? Miami New Times
Solidarity After the Storms The New Republic
The Ecological Is Political Jacobin
Black Injustice Tipping Point
From hangout in a park to a smash-up on the Loop, protests of Stockley verdict move from disruption to destruction St Louis American. Low numbers.
Whoop whoop Vice
The middle class rocks — again Robert Samuelson, WaPo
The New Elite’s Silly Virtue-Signaling Consumption The American Conservative
Worker-owned enterprises as a social solution Understanding Society
How Civilization Started The New Yorker. This whole “agriculture” thing may have been a mistake.
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