Cal Fire To Trump: We Have Plenty Of Water. The Problem Is Climate Change. Huffington Post (Kevin W)
A New Material That Could Create Super Batteries OilPrice. Vaporware alert.
Workplace Wellness Programs Don’t Work Well. Why Some Studies Show Otherwise. New York Times (UserFriendly)
Australia’s China reset The Monthly
How Brexit will kill the sandwich Politico
Brexit Noise Drowns Out London’s Cry for Help Bloomberg. Vlade: “New term: ‘Neglexit.'”
Labour’s chief economic adviser confirms it is committed to the thinking that will deliver yet more austerity Richard Murphy. Who will have the heart to tell Artist Taxi Driver?
EU acts to protect firms from Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran Guardian (Kevin W)
American Pravda: Jews and Nazis Ron Unz
Imperial Collapse Watch
The American Sea of Deception Truthdig (RR)
Codename Acor Sycamore – The Saudi-U.S.-Al-Qaeda Operation To Reconquer Canada Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Facebook wants your banking information, too Quartz (Kevin W). Original story: Facebook to Banks: Give Us Your Data, We’ll Give You Our Users Wall Street Journal. Readers incensed, many threatened to dump their bank if it shared data.
Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms New York Times (Scott)
Kirsten Gillibrand Pays The Price For Speaking Out Against Al Franken Huffington Post. UserFriendly: “LOL Clinton world goes after Gillibrand for being an opportunist.”
Democratic challenger hopes to repeat Ocasio-Cortez’s success in Washington state Seattle Times (UserFriendly)
Did Climate Change Happen Once Before In Earth’s History? Atlantic. UserFriendly: “Stupid headline, it cycled several times, but it gives a good description of how hot the planet can get.”
University of Michigan considers less public investment process Bloomberg (Mlle Detroit)
Anonymous vows to take down, expose QAnon TheHill (UserFriendly)
Crisis Retrospective. Brace yourself for lots of words, not much insight, and more than you want to see in the way of blame-shifting. Nevertheless…
Ten Years After the Crash, We Are Still Living in the World It Brutally Remade New York Magazine. A lot of perspectives, including Shiela Bair, Stephanie Kelton, and your humble blogger! Although you can tell I have gone feral. My manner of speaking to the reporter was audibly colloquial rather than elite-speak.
Financial Health of U.S. Consumer Will Determine Severity of the Next Recession Wall Street on Parade. UserFriendly: “That quote from the student could have been from me, practically the same.”
Identity crisis: the insurers moving away from insurance Financial Times (David L)
It Just Doesn’t Let Up with Wells Fargo Wolf Street (EM)
Betsy DeVos’s summer home deserves a special place in McMansion Hell Vox (Clive, John C)
(A Just World) Hang’em High Ian Welsh (Steve C)
Left Parties & Neoliberalism – The Real Story Jacobin (Anthony L)
The robot paradox Stumbling and Mumbling (UserFriendly)
Gig Firms Ask California Dems to Rescue Them From Court Ruling Bloomberg (David L)
Separate is still unequal: How patterns of occupational segregation impact pay for black women Economic Policy Institute
The two biggest trends on Earth Axios. About inequality.
Instead of houses, young people have houseplants Economist (UserFriendly). I have cats because they are much more difficult to kill than plants (cats are very vocal as to their needs), but I’d have plants too if I were more successful with them.
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Mr. and Mrs. Grackle sharing a meal”:
And a bonus video:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.