Nerve implant ‘restores consciousness’ to man in vegetative state Guardian (David L)
Humans are Wired for Negativity aeon (micael). Most people have mainly anxious dreams? Or maybe most people aren’t good at remembering their good dreams.
Ancient Primitive Amphibians Had Mouthful of Teeth, New Research Finds Sci-News. With a cool illustration.
Ex-HSBC Forex Trader Goes on Trial in New York FT. Prosecutors accuse the defendant of front-running; the defense says he acted according to “standard practice in the banking industry.”
Understanding Uber: It’s Not About The App Reconnections (musicismath). The “not about the app” framing is a straw man, but lots of good detail.
Dudley sees Fed rate hikes; inflation weakness ‘fading’ Reuters. UserFriendly: “Shoot me.”
Revolutionary Possibility Jacobin. From China Miéville’s October: “Those who count themselves on the side of the revolution must engage with these failures and crimes. To do otherwise is to fall into apologia, special pleading, hagiography – and to run the risk of repeating such mistakes. […] The standard of October declares that things changed once, and they might do so again.”
Give RPS a Chance Michael Albert and Justin Podur, ZNet. Have any readers looked in depth at Albert’s detailed models for how “participatory economics” might work?
How an Economic Theory Helped Mire the United States in Vietnam The Conversation. On Walt Rostow.
The James Brown Theory of Black Liberation Adolph Reed, Jacobin. From 2015, but well worth a look.
German Election Aftermath
Greece no longer in breach of EU budget deficit rules EU Business (micael)
Greece and Economic Recovery: Fake News in Action CJ Polychroniou, Al Jazeera. Not everyone is convinced that things are going swimmingly.
North Korea Calls Trump Tweet a ‘Declaration of War’ CBS/AP. Nothing good happening. The article incidentally notes that in “July 2016, Pyongyang said U.S. sanctions imposed on Kim were a ‘declaration of war’.”
As Always, There Are Variations, Mistranslations & Missed Nuances Noon in Korea. Twitter thread showing how mistranslation of key speeches is not helping.
Three perspectives on what the obviously sane response is here:
A Way Forward in the North Korea Crisis Time. A summary of US elite views.
Breaking: Germany ‘Sides With China and Russia’, Supports China Peace Plan The Duran (August). The Chinese/Russian “double-freeze” plan. Judging from RT, this is still Russia’s preferred approach.
Peace With North Korea Is Still Possible Al Jazeera (three weeks ago). What the President of South Korea would like to see.
US Deeply Disappointed by Iraqi Kurds Vote Washington Post
US-Saudi Alliance Fragments the Middle East (part 1), (part 2) The Real News. Wide-ranging interview with Rania Khalek.
Trial and Terror The Intercept. Comprehensive information on terrorism prosecutions since 9/11.
Live Coverage of CNN Health Care Debate Progressive Army. Live blog of the debate between Klobuchar/Sanders and Graham/Cassidy.
How An Industry Shifted From Protecting Patients to Seeking Profit Stanford Medicine (micael)
Slaying the Partisan Gerrymander American Prospect (UserFriendly)
Realignment and Legitimacy
I Understand Why They Knelt National Review
Time for a Conservative Anti-Monopoly Movement The American Conservative (a week ago)
Target to Raise Its Minimum Wage to $15 by the End of 2020 Los Angeles Times
Puerto Rico Needs a Major Relief Effort The American Conservative
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
If Someone Hadn’t Traded On Hacked SEC Files, We’d Never Have Known The SEC Was Hacked DealBreaker. J-LS: “Wowsers.”
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