Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends? New Yorker. John Lanchester.
New Cold War
A walk on the wild side as Trump meets Putin at Finland station Asia Times. Pepe Escobar
The Helsinki Summit: Trying to Turn the Page on the New Cold War Zero Anthropology (UserFriendly)
Ron and Rand Paul Call Out Foreign Policy Hysteria American Conservative
Stephen F. Cohen on Helsinki Summit: Media Held A “Kangaroo Court” And Found Trump Guilty Real Clear Politics. Posting this even though I know Lambert did so on yesterday’s Water Cooler.
US Media is Losing Its Mind Over Trump-Putin Press Conference Consortium News
France Shuts Trade Agency In Russia On Worsening Conditions International Business Times
Police State Watch
THE U.S. AND CANADA ARE PREPARING FOR A NEW STANDING ROCK OVER THE TRANS MOUNTAIN TAR SANDS PIPELINE The Intercept (UserFriendly)
Imperial Collapse Watch
War Doesn’t Make Sense Anymore American Conservative
In India, WhatsApp stirs up deadly rumours Al Jazeera
Iraq protests: Demonstrators blame ‘bad government, bad roads, bad weather, bad people’ Independent. Patrick Cockburn: fifth in an ongoing series.
Brexit: the House of Stupid EUReferendum.com
The Rudderless State Tax Research UK (UserFriendly)
Legalizing Pot Sales Means…Higher Home Values? Forbes (Dr. Kevin)
California rent control ballot measure wins backing from Democratic Party San Francisco Chronicle
Treasury defends move to halt nonprofit disclosures, saying information available Politico. A problem, even if Rachel Maddow seems to think this, too, is about Russia?!? MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Calls Out the Trump Admin.’s Stunning Move to Let the NRA and Other Groups Conceal Donors AlterNet
WATTS: ANOTHER FLINT? WhoWhatWhy.org
RO KHANNA SAYS HE’LL RALLY SUPPORT FOR BARBARA LEE IF SHE MAKES BID FOR DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP> The Intercept (UserFriendly)
Japan-EU trade deal ‘light in darkness’ amid Trump’s protectionism Guardian (The Rev Kev)
Chomsky on the Trump NATO Ruse Counterpunch
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.