What the Scientists Who Photographed the Black Hole Like to Read The Paris Review. Much more here than the headline; well worth a read. Word of the day: Occhiolistic.
Searching for Stimulus Capital Ebbs and Flows
What’s the deal with the Green New Deal? Monthly Review
REVEALED: California student ‘shooter’, 19, wrote an anti-Semitic manifesto and claimed he was inspired by the Christchurch mosque massacre before he opened fire at a Passover service, killed one woman and injured three others Daily Mail
China’s Belt and Road Forum ends with more support and US$64 billion in new deals, but is it job done for Beijing? South China Morning Post but Can China do soft power? Poorly organised yet tightly controlled forum raises questions South China Morning Post
The Manufacturer’s Dilemma Foreign Policy
Briefing note on the final report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission on the alleged chemical attack in Douma in April 2018 Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media
Could Brexit Unite Ireland At Last? The American Conservative
Venezuelan Government Announces Arrests over Electrical Blackouts Venezuelanalysis
Venezuela Celebrates Split With OAS Voice of America
The making and unmaking of Brazilian democracy Le Monde Diplomatique
FAA could clear Boeing 737 MAX to fly again within weeks Seattle Times. “‘With 250 flights a day being canceled (in the U.S.) and the stranded capital of planes parked all over the West, there’s a recognition that every day has an economic cost,’ the [person familiar with the FAA’s view] said.” Oh.
Bjorn’s Corner: Time to reassess the safety standards for our airliners Leeham News. I think our pilots might have something to say about this one….
Democrats in Disarray
The Broadway Life of Hillary Clinton The New Yorker
1 big thing … The new gig: America’s hidden economy Axios. Check out “portable benefits” in section #5. Health care should, of course, be from #MedicareForAll, but no, we have to have an individualized “solution” that’s insanely complicated and infested with rent-seeking middlemen, because markets.
The Neighborhood Is Mostly Black. The Home Buyers Are Mostly White. NYT (JB: “In one future, the small, medium, and large cities in the US will look like Copenhagen with a mix of mass transit, bicycles, walking, etc. The suburbs and rural areas will look like something out of a Mad Max movie.” With extremely cool, petrol-fueled vehicles!)
How we analyzed California’s wildfire evacuation routes AP. With a list of zip codes so you can check if you are in a high-risk zone. This is from a useful AP page, “Destined to Burn,” that aggregates California wildfire stories from a number of newsrooms working in collaboration.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here