Human attention affects facial expressions in domestic dogs Scientific Reports
Software Hasn’t Come Close to Eating the World Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
This Is What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Your Town Politico (Re Silc).
RMI Reveals Greatest Banking Threat is Farm Foreclosures AgWeb. “The [Rural Mainstreet Index] survey showed almost one in 10 bankers expect farm foreclosures to be the greatest challenge to banking operations over the next five years.”
A Stock Market Panic Like 1987 Could Happen Again Robert Shiller, NYT
Game to give most ‘applause’ for Xi speech a smash hit in China South China Morning Post
Infrastructure, not speculation, explains China’s corporate debt Asia Times vs. China’s debt woes need more of the spotlight Asia Times
“Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia” by Michael Vatikiotis Asian Review of Books
If Kim Jong-un suddenly dies, don’t ask me about it, says CIA chief South China Morning Post
Iran’s Khamenei: We’ll observe Deal if Europe does, despite “Charlatan,” Trump Informed Comment (Re Silc).
Saudi Arabia’s Footprints in Southeast Asia The Diplomat
Thinking of Richard Wilbur and Molière While Listening to Emmanuel Macron Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker. Peak centrism, sad to say.
Venice wants its money back, not independence Agence France Presse
EU leaders back Spain in Catalan crisis Catalan News
New Cold War
Executives of Firm Tied to Trump Dossier Take the Fifth at Committee Meeting Bloomberg (Furzy Mouse).
House (of Representatives) Negroes Rally Against Russia Black Agenda Report
CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference WaPo. “Findings” are precisely what the intelligence community did not provide.
Russia Is Using Marxist Strategies, and So Is Trump Cass Sunstein, Bloomberg. Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink. See footnote 1. It’s the best ever.
When Soviet ideals met international reality Le Monde Diplomatique
Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That. Foreign Policy in Focus (Re Silc).
Trump’s Generals Had a Very Emotive Day Roll Call. The question of whether we should be in Niger at all seems to be lost in this discussion. Odd.
Without Saying ‘Trump,’ Bush and Obama Deliver Implicit Rebukes NYT. The rehabilitation of George W. Bush continues apace.
An Idiot’s Guide to Running Trump Out of Office Vanity Fair (Re Silc). On the 25th Amendment route.
Trump: Conservatism’s Reckoning With Nemesis The American Conservative
Nationalism without a nation Elizabeth Bruenig, Medium
Democrats in Disarray
D.N.C. Chair Purges Dissenters in Surprise Shake-Up Vanity Fair. Perez doing what he was hired to do. Film at 11.
2016 Post Mortem
Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump Mother Jones. A good round-up, but missing (here and in the entire discourse) is how this could happen, 16 years after Jebbie’s voter-suppressing felon’s list purge in Florida 2000. Isn’t it a little late for outrage?
Imperial Collapse Watch
The U.S. Military – Pampered, Safe And Very Scared Moon of Alabama
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize The Chicago Maroon
Engulfed in Opioid Deaths, Ohio Turns to Science Scientific American
Self-organisation of small-world networks by adaptive rewiring in response to graph diffusion Scientific Reports. Dense, but important when you realize that both Facebook’s social graph, and the real relationships for which that graph is a proxy, can both be represented by “small-world” networks.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.