Readers, I just got the cheapest possible Android phone, and so naturally I looked at the site. I had some issues with display (an ad partly overlapping the site motto). I’d like to know how widespread the problem is. Can those of you who view the side on cellphones describe your experiences in comments? Please remember to give your brand of phone and its operating system, with version! Those of you with problems can send us screen dumps via email, as well. Thank you! –lambert
Who should create money? Swiss vote promises a revolution Global Handelsblatt
12 Northern California wildfires sparked by PG&E power lines, investigators say San Francisco Chronicle. For more on PG&E and the 2017 wildfires, see NC here and here.
Venezuela’s Narrowing Options Counterpunch (GF).
Trump yanks support for G7 statement, tweets Trudeau is dishonest Montreal Gazette
Trade-War Drums: Is Mexico Ready to Fire at the US Corn Belt? Wolf Street (EM).
Why Canadian milk infuriates Donald Trump Guardian (KW).
The ‘West’ Is Past Moon of Alabama
Northern Ireland: memory or amnesia? Le Monde Diplomatique
Playing mahjong and betting on horse racing could decrease dementia risk, Hong Kong study finds South China Morning Post
Kim Jong-un due to arrive in Singapore on Sunday afternoon as city state ramps up security South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Trump’s Policies Paying Off For Man Who Helped Make Him President: Vladimir Putin HuffPo. “The United States had been working on an agreement with the European Union nations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, but that effort was abandoned after Trump won the presidency.” Good. Great!
Strange bedfellows: Trump backs Warren’s pot banking bill American Banker. Owning Sessions?
Democrats in Disarray
Democrats Must Reject Howard Schultz and His Radical Centrist Ideology New York Magazine. “The U.S. government is not like a household or a business (although, plenty of businesses recognize the benefits of debt-financed investment) because it can print its own currency.” MMT is gradually becoming conventional wisdom. But who added that parenthetical?
The Rich Are Planning to Leave This Wretched Planet NYT. The URL: “pigs-in-spaaaaaace.html” (!).
Partisan Divide on Benefit of Having Rich People Expands Gallup (UserFriendly). “Overall, 58% of all Americans agree that having a rich class is a benefit.”
Bargaining With the Algorithm Jacobin
As rich children slim down, poor ones are getting fatter The Economist
Millennials and retirement: How bad is it? Politico. A predictably unedifying Boomer v. Millennial hatefest ensues online.
UK to force companies to justify pay gap between CEOs and staff FT (UserFriendly). UserFriendly: “ROFL the Tories are so much further left than the Democrats.”
Balancing the Benefit and the Burden of Wealth NYT. Not seeing a suicide spike among the 1%, oddly, or not.
Delta’s new uniforms are giving some flight attendants rashes Business Insider (KW). Not for the first time…
Antidote du jour (via). Today’s lynx:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.