International Tiger Day 2018: successes, and the challenges The Hindu. Better I post this a day late, than never– belated happy international tiger day!
The rise and fall of bees Economist (David L)
Heavy Stuff Popula
Is there more to Adam Smith than free markets? John Kay. Adam Smith is a writer more often misquoted than read.
American History for Truthdiggers: Andrew Jackson’s White-Male World and the Start of Modern Politics Truthdig. Maj. Danny Sjursen.
How E-Commerce Is Transforming Rural China New Yorker (PD)
Oh for the days when it was all Brussels’ fault! The Guardian (vlad)
Brexit: panic is the right thing to do EUReferendum.com
New Cold War
Trump, Putin & Helsinki: Henry Kissinger Still Calls the Shots Counterpunch. Includes a shout-out to Seymour Hersh’s excellent book on Kissinger.
BLACK SEA’S BACK, ALRIGHT? A NEW SPECIAL SERIES War on the Rocks
Rural finance: Delays in cash transfers are pushing troubled beneficiaries into greater debt, poverty FirstPost. Part six of a series; includes links to earlier installments.
US Considering Attacking Iran, With Saudi Forces Leading Strike AntiWar (The Rev Kev)
Trump joked that he ‘could have had Tom Brady’ as a son-in-law: report The Hill . UserFriendly: “I just can’t help but imagine Ivanka going DAAADDDDDDDD!!!!”
The Trump Administration Takes on the Endangered Species Act New Yorker. Elizabeth Kolbert.
Democrats in Disarray
How “Abolish ICE” Went From A Twitter Slogan To A Litmus Test Buzzfeed News (UserFriendly)
Kamala Harris increases her visibility in front of possible presidential bid San Francisco Chronicle
Man of Letters City Lab
The Productivity Gain: Where Is It Coming From And Where Is It Going To? Rodney Brooks (PD)
Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally? From Chicago to Glasgow, treating violence as a public health problem has produced great results. Mosaic
DA Taking Radical Steps, Shaking Up Philly’s Criminal Justice System American Conservative
How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women NYT (UserFriendly)
With Greed and Cynicism, Big Tech is Fueling Inequalities in America Monday Note (PD)
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Kill Me Now
The Impermanence of Importance London Review of Books. Readers should have fun critiquing this hagiogaphry of Trump’s exalted predecessor.
Has Zuckerberg, like Frankenstein, lost control of the monster he created? The Guardian (PlutoniumKun). Hoisted from yesterday’s comments.
Want to delete Facebook? Read what happened to these people first MarketWatch (The Rev Kev)
Antidote du Jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.