Unilever warns Big Tech to drain online ads ‘swamp’ FT. Wowsers.
Peru leader accused of taking bribes through company based at Scots law firm Herald Scotland (Richard Smith)
BACOW IS 29TH PRESIDENT Harvard Crimson. Wishing him a more successful tenure as head of Harvard than that of the last MIT undergrad to serve in that position– and who, coincidentally, also had the first name Lawrence.
Barbed Wiring:The eminently quotable Martin Amis Bookforum. An appreciation of his prose style– which is not to everyone’s taste I look forward to reader comments.
Brexit: understating the case EUReferendum.com
The bond vigilantes saddle up their Shetland ponies – apparently Billy Mitchell– billy blog (UserFriendly)
What makes life shitty? Medium (UserFriendly)
North Korea heads for diplomacy gold medal at Olympics: analysts Reuters (furzy)
North Korea Newspaper Says US Will Face ‘Unimaginable Tragic Consequences’ For Bloody Nose Attack International Business Times
How India Became Democratic The Wire
US policies may disrupt global markets: Urjit Patel Economic Times
How American Media Spin-Doctored the Iranian Protests American Conservative
Hillary Clinton Needs to Move On Politico. Well, yes. Obviously.
Mattis Says Immigrant Service Members Won’t Face Deportation International Business Times
Australia’s secret Timor Sea deal could pave oil and gas revenue future for East Timor Brisbane Times (The Rev Kev). I’m not at all hopeful that the people of Timor-Leste actually benefit. Resource curse, anyone? The sole time I visited the country, in 2014, the economy was still a mess. Although the Timorese had achieved political independence, after a long and brutal struggle, any semblance of economic reconstruction had yet to be achieved. Beautiful place– which I would highly recommend to anyone in search of an off-the-beaten track holiday– particularly for readers in Australia or Asia. It’s a bit of a hike from Europe, and even moreso from North America. I visited because I remembered Noam Chomsky talking about what was going on there when I was a student at MIT, and felt that with independence achieved, the money I spent as a tourist might benefit the Timorese– at least in some small way.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.