Climate Change Turns Coastal Property Into a Junk Bond Noah Smith, Bloomberg
Twitter: No big deal, but everyone needs to change their password The Register. On World Password day, no kidding!
Dark Side of Computers, Smart Phones and Tablets: Blue Light Causes Cancer, Ruins Your Eyes and Makes You Toss and Turn at Night Washington’s Blog. Any blue lights I have taped over, and my machines are set to night mode as well.
The Telegraph’s call for patriotic Brexit poems has backfired quite spectacularly The Canary (CL). Nobody could have predicted….
The strong economy: how Brexit dishonesty began Mainly Macro
Iran’s Secret Nukes? Scaremongering Netanyahu Strikes Again Scott Ritter, The American Conservative
Will China Replace the US Global Role? The Diplomat
China ‘deploys missiles’ in South China Sea, US, Australia warn of consequences ABC Australia (KW).
New Cold War
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 3 MAY 2018 (Patrick Armstrong) Sic Semper Tyrannis
Pompeo vows to reinvigorate diplomacy, restore US ‘swagger’ Federal News Radio
Corruption Is Bad HuffPo. “We can’t just address money in politics. We have to address money in government.” –Rohit Chopra, incoming federal trade commissioner.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
De-Briefing Academics: Unpaid Intelligence Informants (PDF) James Petras. Academics returning from Latin America, but one might imagine academics returning from the flyover states are also debriefed….
Our Famously Free Press
Online anger is gold to this junk-news pioneer PBS (Bill B).
Time for a New U.S. Foreign Policy Narrative Ian Bremmer and Joe Kennedy III, Foreign Affairs. So he’s running?
Imperial Collapse Watch
It’s Not Just the Forward Deployed U.S. Naval Institute
Ranks of Notorious Hate Group Include Active-Duty Military Pro Publica (UserFriendly).
‘Homeland’ Review: Finale Ends a Magnificent Season 7 With a Radical Message for America IndieWire (EM). EM: “I only watched Homeland through season 4 (don’t get Showtime so would buy used DVDs of each season maybe a year after they came out), but while searching for something else on IMDB, happened across this gag-worthy bit of life-needs-to-be-more-like-a-Hollywood-show propaganda:
“Homeland’s” president has never been a Donald Trump stand-in. She’s her own character emblematic of much more than our Cheeto-in-Chief. But her action is the kind of thoughtful, idealistic, self-sacrificing move that he would never make, even if it’s easy to argue he needs to — would the world not be a better place if instead of focusing on when and how Trump’s lies will be exposed (and it’s quite clear he has lied), that he step aside and let the country’s mass healing begin? Would the effort alone, whether or not it works, be admirable? His few remaining proponents may argue otherwise, but it’s hard to dismiss the gesture seen in this fictional (yet studiously relevant) take on America.
And of course the baddies in season 7 – the ones who drive our heroic CIA gal to madness – are the deplorable Rooskies!” Lambert here: “Healing.” Another word to watch out for. Generally the people calling for healing are highly unlikely ever to have been injured.
The Guardian view on a job guarantee: a policy whose time has come Editorial, Guardian
A Consensus Strategy for a Universal Job Guarantee Program (PDF) Randall Wray, Levy Institute (UserFriendly).
The Job Guarantee (JG) Pavlina Tcherneva (UserFriendly). A very useful compendium.
‘Felony-friendly’ jobseekers offer U.S. labor market clue Reuters (EM). I’d prefer not to work in banking at the executive level, thanks.
No entitlement crisis in America Nathan Tankus, FT Alphaville
Bad TV n+1
The Redistribution of Sex Ross Douthat, NYT. Fools rush in…
The Key to Everything NYRB. Big if true.
Antidote du jour (via):
Named Eric, no doubt….
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.