Patient readers, Yves apologizes for slim pickings in the original posts department, and pleads the stresses of travel and eldercare. –lambert
Cat and hen form unlikely bond in face of Redding wildfire Los Angeles Times
‘Too big to fail’ is alive and kicking The American Banker
Korea moving to tax Google, Apple, Amazon Korea Times
Rambus earnings approach sows confusion Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
Subway Ridership Dropped Again in New York as Passengers Flee to Uber NYT. Neoliberal playbook.
3M Knew About Dangers of Toxic Chemicals Decades Ago The Investigative Fund
Brexit: the time cometh EU Referendum
EU to explore Brexit deal on single market for agriculture Irish Times. Paragraph #2: “Such a move is likely to be welcomed by the Irish Government as it could overcome many of the potential difficulties at the Border after the UK leaves the EU. However, it would , which it has not been willing to do until now.” So the exploration won’t go very far?
Syria Sitrep – The Southwest Is Liberated – On To Idlib Moon of Alabama (KW).
War With Iran Could Destroy Trump’s Presidency Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
To understand China and its future, look to its past, social historian says South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Alleged Russian agent’s infiltration of GOP circles anything but subtle CNN. “She tended to brag about her ties to Russian intelligence when she was intoxicated.” Superb tradecraft!
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Fake Facebook groups leave real activists feeling frustrated The Hill. I have always believed that no serious activist should ever use Facebook. Start with not controlling your own data.
The Bizarre Facebook Path to Corporate Fascism Black Agenda Report
Can a New Generation of Med Students Help Push Medicare for All? Pacific Standard
Democrats in Disarray
The Radical Left’s Agenda Is More Popular Than the Mainstream GOP’s New York Magazine
More Ex-Prisoners Can Vote — They Just Don’t Know It The Marshall Project
Why the super-rich are taking their mega-boats into uncharted waters Guardian (JT McPhee). JT McPhee: “So they can enjoy the last bits of beauty and wildness before their business models burn them…” Yeah, plus there’s not enough water on Mars for yachts.
The booming business of luxury chicken diapers The Outline
You’re on the verge of losing everything – but you don’t understand why BBC. From January, still germane.
Retailers abandon sweatshop safety scheme Handelsblatt
Round-the-Clock Care, Half-the-Clock Pay Villlage Voice (CO).
T-Shirt Ban Energizes Michigan Nurses Labor Notes
A ‘Clean Slate’ for the future of labor law Harvard Law Today
Bullshit-sensitivity predicts prosocial behavior PLOS-One. n=1000+
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.