Do We Treat Our Soil Like Dirt? National Geographic
Fed gives OK to 32 of 35 biggest US banks to raise dividends Associated Press. Congratulations, America! Ten years since the Crash, but now you’re all the way back! USA! USA!
Lessons learned from 10 years of quantitative easing (“conversation”) Ben Bernanke, AEI
Opinion: Germany’s World Cup midsummer nightmare Deutsche Welle
Mattis’ Visit to China: Agree to Disagree? The Diplomat
The Belt and Road Bubble Is Starting to Burst Foreign Policy
These Chinese workers’ brain waves are being monitored World Economic Forum
Indonesia’s “Small Fry” Drug Dealers New Naratif
New Cold War
Who’s Afraid of a Trump-Putin Summit? The Nation. “To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.” –Winston Churchill
Mexico’s election marred by deadly violence Al Jazeera
Democrats sat out the 2014 midterms and lost the Supreme Court for a generation Ezra Klein, Vox. Voter-shaming… “Do Your Duty” goes both ways, though. Republicans “come to play.” Democrats don’t.
Five dead in ‘targeted attack’ at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say Capital Gazette and Five dead in Capital Gazette shooting; suspect Jarrod Ramos is in custody, police say WaPo. I hate the phrase “active shooter,” since it gives the impression that all
citizens civilians are shooters, only quiescent. Be that as it may, the shooter apparently had a grievance against the publisher, contrary to all the hot takes. At this point, let’s remember that the instant narratives for the Orlando nightclub shooting were wrong.
Democrats in Disarray
Comparing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Trump Is Absurd Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Tech didn’t spot Russian interference during the last election. Now it’s asking law enforcement for help. WaPo. What could go wrong?
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
How AI Will Reshape Companies, Industries, and Nations: An interview with Kai-Fu Lee of Sinovation Ventures Journal of Beautiful Business. Lee: “Going forward, I think the proliferation of sensors will become an incredibly important source for new data that didn’t exist before.”
Another Equifax Employee Faces Charge of Insider Trading After Big Breach NYT. $75K. Chump change.
Let’s make private data into a public good MIT Technology Review
Implications of a Medicaid Work Requirement: National Estimates of Potential Coverage Losses Kaiser Health News. “[U]nder all scenarios, most disenrollment would be among individuals who would remain eligible but lose coverage due to new administrative burdens or red tape versus those who would lose eligibility due to not meeting new work requirements.”
America’s Immigration Crisis Has Real Culprits — And They Aren’t Immigrants Marshall Auerback, Alternet
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Bernie Sanders is hosting a town hall for workers. Their CEOs are invited. CNN. Quelle horreur!
Rule-Making as Structural Violence: From a Taxi to Uber Economy in San Francisco Law and Political Economy
The Legacy of Barbara Madeloni Jacobin
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus Antidote, a thread on rescue cats:
Dog owners: this is my precious angel boy who I payed $3,000 for last November and I finally got to take him today he's my everything and all
Cat owners: this is my trash gremlin she was stuck in the gutter across the street and I lured her out with shrimp on a string
— Kaycee ★ (@vanillavial) June 27, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.