Dogs see the world very differently from human beings — here’s how it works South China Morning Post
Raised by Wolves NYRB
Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox Yale Law Journal. “[C]urrent doctrine underappreciates the risk of predatory pricing and how integration across distinct business lines may prove anticompetitive. These concerns are heightened in the context of online platforms….”
Why Aren’t US Bond Investors Panicking? Project Syndicate
Big box stores are dying. What do we do with all the bodies? Popular Science
The master plan to stop Brexit Politico
Child poverty: Pale and hungry pupils ‘fill pockets with school food’ BBC. Dickens would recognize this, or Blake.
Then again, “facts on the ground”…. Thread (CL):
1/ Trump says US will leave Syria soon but here in Manbij I visited front &saw how US soldiers for 1st time established fixed position near front, opposite Turkey backed forces. US flag on top of roof for Turks to see.
Here my story in Arabic. Will tweet details in English. ? https://t.co/2HOd2ZrITF
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) April 1, 2018
(The source is a roving reporter for Al Aan TV.)
China begins new tariffs on 128 US products CCTV English
Is China’s Belt and Road working? A progress report from eight countries Nikkei Asian Review. Project delays, worries about debt, sovereignty concerns.
Remembering Cambodia Rock Star Kak Channthy The Diplomat
New Cold War
The Russians are still coming Le Monde Diplomatique
Don’t be fooled by Putin and his KGB playbook Handelsblatt
The President is Compromised and Everyone Knows It Washington Monthly
How Not to Pressure Putin Robert Service, Foreign Policy
Are more federal employees leaving government under Trump administration? Federal News Radio
How Facebook Blew It Fast Company
We need to destroy the election-rigging industry before it destroys us New Statesman. “Let’s state the bleedin’ obvious. Soon Britain will hold a general election in which Jeremy Corbyn could become prime minister. Anybody who thinks SCL/CA would have no skin in that game is naive.” (SCL is Cambridge Analytica’s parent company.)
NHS SOS LRB. The neoliberal effort to destroy the UK’s NHS continues apace.
Millions Of Americans Go To Mexico When They Need Healthcare Cracked. Not a humor piece. Depending on your sense of humor.
Admit Everybody Current Affairs
Recommendations for creating jobs and economic security in the U.S. Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute. Sandy Darity: “Not awful but job creation with a stigmatized guarantee. Not the universal job guarantee that we have in mind. Why pursue this indirect route to full employment when we can pursue a direct route?” Perhaps I’m overly jaded and cynical, but these recommendations look like the “Medicare Extra” of Jobs Guarantees to me.
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Iowa’s Employment Problem: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People WSJ (DM). DM writes: “The words ‘wage/s,’ ‘salary/ies,’ and ‘pay’ do not appear until the comments section. E.g., ‘David Soto’: ‘I bet if they raised wages to $25/hr, they’d have applicants lined up out the parking lot.'”
The Lost History of an American Coup D’État The Atlantic. The Wilmington Massacre. Exceptionally ugly.
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.