“Schrödinger’s Bacterium” Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone Scientific American. Science is popping!
A deep dive into the EU regional funds EU Observer
Searching in Europe for Glory Days Gone By Der Spiegel
Syria Sitrep – ISIS Defeats U.S. Proxy Force – Again Moon of Alabama
China Machine ‘Working Very Well’ Amid Stimulus, Rio Chief Says Bloomberg. Rio Tinto.
And speaking of social credit scores:
Here's a dystopian vision of the future: A real announcement I recorded on the Beijing-Shanghai bullet train. (I've subtitled it so you can watch in silence.) pic.twitter.com/ZoRWtdcSMy
— James O'Malley (@Psythor) October 29, 2018
New Cold War
U.S. Withdrawal From the INF Treaty and the End of the Bilateral Era Carnegie Moscow Center
After INF, is New START next to go? Brookings Institution
WikiLeaks’ Assange says Ecuador seeking to end his asylum Reuters (J-LS).
Trump administration considers travel-ban-like order for Mexican border, sources say San Francisco Chronicle
Democrats in Disarray
Corruption, fake news, and WhatsApp: how Bolsonaro won Brazil (interview) Vox
To Gut the Amazon, Bolsonaro Needs Local Help Foreign Policy
The Lessons for Western Democracies from the Stunning Victory of Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro (video) Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept. Very much worth listening to.
Investors May Yet Warm to Mexico’s AMLO John Authers, Bloomberg
The Crash: Ten Years After
What Are the Fiscal Costs of a (Great) Recession? Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis. See Figure 2.
Imperial Collapse Watch
In Defense Of Military Pilots Drawing D*cks In The Sky Task and Purpose
We Don’t Have Time for Nihilism Jacobin
Wealthy Applicants Have A Much Easier Time Getting Admitted To Better Law Schools Above the Law (J-LS). Film at 11.
In Kenya, free cash is the latest solution to poverty Capital News (J-LS).
Ignore the news and America seems pretty nice Japan Times
Antidote du jour (via):
— Bodega Cats (@Bodegacats_) October 27, 2018
In Istanbul, every day is National Cat Day!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.