99% of These Sea Turtles Are Turning Female—Here’s Why National Geographic
The search for the next president of the New York Federal Reserve is a big deal Economic Policy Institute
Ready or Not for the Next Recession? Project Syndicate
Bitcoin Mania NYRB. The article is quite sober; well worth a read.
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall Guardian (Re Silc).
The week that Brexit plumbed new depths of absurdity The Brexit Blog (RS).
Tunisia’s government on Saturday announced an increase in aid Agence France Presse
Russians asking for help after swarming drone attacks Asia Times (Re Silc). Except for the payloads, interestingly lo-tech, but deployed by an organization with a sophisticated command structure.
‘Wrong button’ sends out false missile alert Honolulu Star-Advertiser
2016 Post Mortem
Trump Benefited From ‘Extraordinary’ Influx Of ‘Dark Money’ In Final Days Of 2016 Campaign: Study International Business Times. Thomas Ferguson’s study, which you read about at NC two days ago.
Democrats in Disarray
The Same Democrats Who Denounce Donald Trump as a Lawless, Treasonous Authoritarian Just Voted to Give Him Vast Warrantless Spying Powers Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept. Watch what they do, not what they say.
Jamie Dimon: Dems don’t have a strong candidate for 2020 The Hill. Dimon: “They don’t have a strong centrist, pro-business, pro-free enterprise person.”
Centrist Think Tanks Won’t Save Our Cities Gar Alperowitz, In These Times
The Voters Abandoning Donald Trump The Atlantic
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Predicting Crime in SF- a toy WMD Orlando Torres. WMD = “Weapon of Math Destruction.”
Berkeley Is Collapsing in on Itself The American Conservative
Truth On The Marionettes Habeus Questus. “I am writing this to show a great example of building power by intersecting the work inside and outside of institutions.” Very interesting.
Boycott Spectrum, Support Unions, Striking Queens Worker Urges Kew Gardens Patch
The Psychology of Inequality The New Yorker. “People who are made to feel deprived see themselves as less competent. They are more susceptible to conspiracy theories. And they are more likely to have medical problems.”
A Field Guide to Deception MIT Technology Review (DL).
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus Antidote (DK):
The kea is a rare, stately, olive-green parrot native to New Zealand’s South Island. They are fiercely intelligent, mischievous, and clever — and that impish spirit has got them in trouble. They’ve been redirecting traffic pic.twitter.com/fIGdWVOZiL
— Atlas Obscura (@atlasobscura) January 12, 2018
Wait ’til the keas encounter robot cars…
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.