Personality Research in Mammalian Farm Animals: Concepts, Measures, and Relationship to Welfare Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Could California Flame Out? Wolf Street (EM).
The Rogue Tesla Mechanic Resurrecting Salvaged Cars Vice (TS). In Massachusetts, the only state with a “right to repair” law (see NC here and here).
The great German sand shortage Handelsblatt
Ten years after the financial crisis The Economist
A double-flash from the past and Israel’s nuclear arsenal Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Three Reasons Why ‘Fire and Fury’ Won’t Work With Iran Scott Ritter, Truthdig
Political bigwigs say Britain is on course to leave the EU without a deal Quartz. Liam Fox, Mark Carney.
The WTO has become dysfunctional Dani Rodrik, FT
Head of German secret service advised far-right Alternative for Germany WSWS. How nice for both of them.
China’s Minsky moment beckons Asia Times
New Cold War
Trump vs. Mueller: Bill Clinton’s Starr Strategy Meets Twitter Andrew McCarthy, National Review. Before the link above.
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The Trump-Putin friendship could be all about oil and China The Conversation
The Fog of Immigration Project Syndicate
Democrats in Disarray
The Progressives’ Plan to Win in 2018 The Atlantic. “[P]rogressives offer up Alabama as a test case: In December, Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to the Senate from the state in 25 years with the help of 96 percent of black voters.”
The Third Way Is a Death Trap Jacobin
Just why is the Obama Center heading to Jackson Park? Crain’s Chicago Business
Virgin awarded almost £2bn of NHS contracts in the past five years Guardian. Well, well; see NC here, just two days ago.
Our Famously Free Press
The local-news crisis is destroying what a divided America desperately needs: Common ground Margaret Sullivan, WaPo. Oddly, no mention of private equity.
Uber drivers strike across Australia this morning Courier Mail
To Freeze the Thames New Left Review
Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature” Naomi Klein, The Intercept
Excess Management Is Costing the U.S. $3 Trillion Per Year Harvard Business Review. From 2016, still germane.
Antidote du jour (via):
And also from Richard Smith, an anti-antidote:
We’re going to need a bigger rock!!! At least 60 seals huddled up on there 🙈 #KillerWhales #caithness The pod are still in the area, seen just across the firth at the southern entrance to Scapa Flow today. pic.twitter.com/8pETgwbM2w
— Karen Munro (@kasmunro) August 4, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.