The long-lived clam and its untimely death Deutsche Welle
Amazon is Becoming the New Microsoft I, Cringely (CL). “Tech companies behave this way because most employees are young and haven’t worked anywhere else and because the behavior reflects the character of the founder. If the boss tells you to beat up customers and partners and it’s your first job out of college, then you beat up customers and partners because that’s the only world you know.”
Calpers Needs to Think a Few Moves Ahead Bloomberg
We surveyed 112 Puerto Rican funeral homes to check the accuracy of the hurricane death toll. This is what we found. CNN. Actual reporting from CNN again. Official toll: 55. Deaths believed to be storm-related by funeral homes: 499.
The Brexit divorce bill shows the EU has taken back control The New Statesman
What’s Next for Merkel and Germany? Der Speigel
The Saudi System And Why Its Change May Fail Moon of Alabama
New Cold War
Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, USA Today
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Paul Ryan’s “Cindy” Is A Cruel Figment Of The Capitalist Imagination Shadowproof (UserFriendly).
The Republican War on College The Atlantic
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US votes against resolution condemning Nazi glorification Los Angeles Times
Sex in Politics… Not!
States Face Children’s Health Coverage Uncertainty Roll Call. CHIP debacle.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Blockchain Might Scare the Gig Economy to Death Bloomberg. This:
One day 20 years from now we’ll wake up and all of our interactions and performance will be tracked on the blockchain and will directly determine our income and socioeconomic status, and on the one hand we’ll get pretty good customer service, but on the other hand we’ll be terrified all the time. It is the logical endpoint of the “gig economy.”
So the headline is deceptive; the gig economy will do fine, just fine. The workers, on the other hand, will not.
The Education of Mark Zuckerberg The Atlantic
The “phantom reference:” How a made-up article got almost 400 citations Retraction Watch (CL).
An Interview With James Howard Kunstler The American Conservative
Thoughts about the Job Guarantee: A Reply Modern Money Matters
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