Weather from the Ground Up: How Biodiversity Can Help Shape Local Climate Weather Underground. Fascinating.
An outrageous US boom is in the making Macrobusiness
The U.S. Drops Out of the Top 10 in Innovation Ranking Bloomberg (Re Silc).
Has Global Finance Reformed Itself More Than It Appears? Dani Rodrik’s Weblog
Davos 2018: The liberal international order is sick Martin Wolf, FT. “[Princeton’s John Ikenberry] summarises: ‘The crisis of the liberal order is a crisis of and social purpose.'”
Trump’s big choice at Davos Larry Summers
When it comes to Davos, it’s inequality, stupid Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
The Davos non-paradox Stumbling and Mumbling
Inside Germany’s Rocky Coalition Talks Der Speigel
The politics behind Turkey’s Afrin operation Middle East Eye
New Cold War
Biden: McConnell stopped Obama from calling out Russians Politico (UserFriendly).
All Glenn Greenwald’s Women Marcy Wheeler, The New Republic (FluffytheObeseCat). Not sure I think much of the headline’s trope, whose vaguely “sexual misconduct” flavor seems to make Greenwald responsible for New York Magazine’s reporting and editing, which erased “key” women from Greenwald’s career path (including, amazingly enough, Joan Walsh).
Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill CNN Employees Over ‘Fake News’ New York Magazine (Re Silc).
Dark Money, Not Russia, May Be the Best Way to Explain Trump’s Win Vice. Nice to see Ferguson in a popular venue (and see also NC, 2018-01-12). Includes an interview with Ferguson. This caught my eye:
Who were these people taking a chance on Trump when he looked doomed in the polls? That infusion of money, even after re-reading your report, is hard for me to make sense of.
I think it’s one of the greatest out-of-the-money options in world history, basically, and they thought they could pick it up cheap. And they’d at least take a flier on it. By comparison, Silicon Valley looks almost sedate next to some of the private-equity guys.
Read the whole thing. It’s important and accessible.
Democrats in Disarray
The Dead Enders The Intercept (pretzelattack). A second must-read, especially in conjunction with Ferguson, supra.
Who Owns the Women’s March? Rolling Stone. Good question….
Bernie Sanders talks universal Medicare, and 1.1 million people click to watch him WaPo (UserFriendly).
ButAnd he’s not even a Democrat!
Price spikes drove employer-based healthcare spending in 2016 Modern Healthcare
Sex in Politics…. Not.
Men Only: Inside the charity fundraiser where hostesses are put on show FT. “One woman who had last worked at the event five years ago sighed to herself: ‘I can’t believe I’m here again.'” Excellent reportage from the FT, who placed two undercover “hostesses” at the event. More like this, please.
The salacious Middle Ages Aeon (AL).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Welcome to the neighbourhood. Have you read the terms of service? CBC. A “smart city.” There’s that word, “smart.” Watch out!
One year in: Has Trump been good for US workers? The Brookings Institution
Only three out of 160 social housing towers reclad after Grenfell fire Guardian. Death traps for the poor and working class. So what’s the issue? (On the Grenfell fire, see NC here).
Re: [RFC 09/10] x86/enter: Create macros to restrict/unrestrict Indirect Branch Speculation Linus Torvalds on good faith at Intel, in the original Finnish. Hoo boy #3.
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (Bob):
The photographer: “Some have worried that this owl was stuck but it was not. We watched it float here for about 30 minutes and then it flew to another nearby ice chunk in a part of the bay that was a little calmer.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.