See a salamander grow from a single cell National Geographic (guurst)
The Universe’s Ultimate Complexity Revealed by Simple Quantum Games Quanta (David L)
Study: Nuking Asteroids Into Smithereens Harder Than Previously Thought Sputnik (Kevin W)
Record-breaking device uses sunlight to produce hydrogen at 15% efficiency New Atlas (David L)
How Automated Tools Discriminate Against Black Language OneZero (Dr. Kevin)
Amazon’s Charity Funds Anti-Vaxxers New York Magazine (resilc)
Novel mechanism explains how sleep repairs damaged DNA in the brain New Atlas (David L)
Fast-Acting Depression Drug, Newly Approved, Could Help Millions New York Times (David L)
Stupid, Stupid, Stupid English Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch (resilc)
Ignorance-Inspired Brexit Imperial Nostalgia Triple Crisis
Brexit discussions have focused 90% of the energy of politicians, negotiators, and the public on 20% of GDP: goods. What about services, which account for around 80% of all economic activity in the UK? My team and I have some fact-based analysis: https://t.co/knNp8IjOyw
— Ben Shepherd (@BenShepherdEcon) March 5, 2019
Why a Coup Is Unlikely in Venezuela New Republic
New Cold War
Widening Russia Money Laundering Scandal Hits Europe Bank Shares Bloomberg (resilc)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Disputed N.S.A. Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says New York Times (David L). Bill B points out:
The lack of hue and cry regarding the USA Freedom Act indicates that spies have [secretly] established more effective ways to get the same data. Snowden was largely a public relations crisis for elites: CEOs assumed combative stances, lawmakers proposed empty statutes to “fix” things, and spies went to ground.
If anything, things have gotten worse. The apex predators of our system will need it to keep a lid on things as the economic strip-mining continues.
The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe? Motherboard (resilc)
T-Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in D.C. since merger announcement Reuters (resilc)
Evidence Grows That Trump’s Trade Wars Are Hitting U.S. Economy Bloomberg (resilc)
Polls Show Trump Holding Base And Even Improving Among Voters Jonathan Turley
Space Force or Netflix Farce? American Conservative (resilc)
The Zionist Caucus’s Political Lynching of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Ghion Journal. Chuck L: “Representative Omar should go to the well of the House and read Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Emperor’s New Clothes” to her peers.”
1. I haven't told my story for awhile about how the Israeli government tried to intimidate me.
In 2010, I wrote a story for the Village Voice about a young woman named Emily Henochowicz, a Jewish American college student who was studying art at Cooper Union.
— Steven W. Thrasher (@thrasherxy) March 5, 2019
Ukraine is a Hellscape of memorials honoring Nazi collaborators who murdered Jews. The West is fine with this because today's Ukrainian fascists kill Russians pic.twitter.com/srtA7UhJe3
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) March 4, 2019
Democrats Continue Campaign To Reelect Trump Moon of Alabama (Chuck L)
A Clinton-era Centrist Democratic explains why it’s time to give democratic socialists a chance Vox (Gary O, Robert T).
On MSNBC Right Now…As Always, Much More to Say to Say Than I Could Brad DeLong (Robert T)
What Makes Fox News So Dangerous Washington Monthly (resilc)
Silicon Valley lobbies hard to kill off California privacy rules Financial Times (David L)
The Supreme Court gives a mixed message on the separation of church and state Economist (David L)
This Viral Video of Ducks Waiting for a Green Light to Cross the Street Is Totally Fake Gizmodo (chuck419). But cute!
New data detail soaring costs of California school pensions EdSource (jpr). CalSTRS has had higher returns than CalPERS, but the legislature sets the level of school system annual contribution, and they’ve been too low for too long.
Limits on Wall Street Pay Are Back on Regulators’ Agenda Wall Street Journal
Krugman a Keynesian? No way! Lars P. Syll (UserFriendly)
Memo to Bernie and AOC: Debt and deficits still matter The Age (EM). Mind you, the spat is getting attention in Oz.
Well, I swore I wasn't going to waste time on this, but here is my counter attack on Krugman, Summers, and Rogoff. And that, as they say, is six hours of my life I'll never get back!https://t.co/b103xpC5Mx
— John Harvey (@John_T_Harvey) March 6, 2019
Bianchi and Mondragon: Monetary Independence and Rollover Crises Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Research Division. UserFriendly: “How to say MMT was right without eating crow.
NYC Taxi and Ridehailing App Usage Dashboard Todd W Schneider
Disclosing bed bug infestation to potential tenants can save landlords money PhysOrg (Dr. Kevin)
Antidote du jour. Tracie H: “Happy year of the Pig! This is little (?) Princess, my brother and sister-in-law’s ‘child’, my niece.”
And a bonus. This bird cracks me up. If you listen carefully, she is giving more than just f-bombs, like “I warned you”.
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.