Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North America Xerces Society (Chuck L). :-(
Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger MPR News. Chuck L: “I think I’ll try that. USA courts might be more amenable.”
‘Awe-inspiring’ cave discovered in Canada’s wilderness BBC (David L)
David Attenborough: collapse of civilisation is on the horizon Guardian (Kevin W)
Climate Change First Became News 30 Years Ago. Why Haven’t We Fixed It? National Geographic (UserFriendly). Inertia.
New Metal-Air Transistor Replaces Semiconductors IEEE Spectrum. Chuck L: “If this pans out it will be huge.”
Book Review: Evolutionary Psychopathology Slate Star Codex (UserFriendly)
Stress eats holes in your brain StarTribune
The China trade reality show Asia Times
The People Of France Reject Macron’s Policies – How Long Can He Survive? Moon of Alabama (Kevin W)
Ce n’est pas non plus vraiment pour le prix de l’essence mais on est trop taxés et dire que c’est pour l’écologie, c’est une vaste fumisterie. On nous prend vraiment pour des idiots.
Why France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters are so angry The Conversation
France’s Meltdown, Macron’s Disdain Gatestone Institute (Chuck L)
Denmark to send ‘unwanted’ migrants to small island off its coast The Hill (UserFriendly)
Socialists lose ground in Andalusia, extreme right party takes 12 seats: Vox becomes the first such group to win a major success since Spain returned to democracy, and holds the key to forming a government with Ciudadanos, Popular Party El Pais. Very important. Spain has resisted the fascist right until now. As one political scientist said, “Franco is back.” This win will shift the balance of power nationally to the determent of socialists. Note that Andalusia has had a large influx of migrants.
Jamal Khashoggi: private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to his murder CNN (UserFriendly)
Iran: Rumors of War Counterpunch. Resilc: ” Only the gilet jaunes can save us.”
Ukraine ports feel squeeze from tensions with Russia Financial Times
CIA’s Haspel to brief senators on Khashoggi death The Hill (UserFriendly)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
The Truth About Facebook’s Fake Quest to Connect the World Wired (David L)
Trump thought Yellen was too short to be Fed chair. That’s not how any of this works. Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
Another Criminal Dies Gaius Publius, DownWithTyranny
The Bushes: Fathers and Sons (With Apologies to Turgenev) Antiwar.com (resilc)
Bernie Sanders 2020 Presidential Run Takes Shape With Former Staffers Rolling Stone (UserFriendly)
The right way to budget for a #GreenNewDeal is the way JM Keynes approached the question in his "How to Pay for the War." i.e. national resource planning. It wasn't about where to get the money. It was about how to manage the transition to a war economy.
— Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) December 3, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez shreds Mike Huckabee: ‘Leave the false statements’ to your daughter The Hill (UserFriendly)
Economic Analysis of Medicare for All PERI and Full Assessment of PERI’s Economic Analysis of Medicare for All PNHP (Glenn F)
What New Jersey’s Redistricting Amendment Does – And Doesn’t – Do Princeton Election Consortium. UserFriendly: “After winning 11 out of 12 CD’s in NJ with the status quo the feckless Dems try to break NJ’s current anti gerrymandering law.”
No Labels to launch yearlong campaign with town hall in New Hampshire The Hill. UserFriendly: “Kill me.”
Oil Jumps 4% on Expectations of Production Cuts Wall Street Journal
Regulations could allow US homes to be bought and sold through electronic valuations Daily Mail. (Chuck L). As Lambert is wont to say, what could go wrong?
Just Released: A Closer Look at Recent Tightening in Consumer Credit Liberty Street Economics (UserFriendly)
Federal Judge Voices Concerns About Justice Dept. Approval of CVS-Aetna Deal Wall Street Journal
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” by Harlan Easley Sic Semper Tyrannis (Kevin W). On the economy.
Can The Working Class Speak? Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost Bloomberg. As predicted, particularly by Lambert
Antidote du jour. Claudia F: “My incredible dog, Luca. I titled this one ‘Hard Day’s Night’. LOL.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.