‘Luddite’ Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word American Conservative
Lost Calcutta New York Review of Books
Billion-dollar gamble: How a ‘singular hero’ helped start a new field in physics MPR. News. chuck l: ‘The realization produced “a little warm glow,” he says. “I guess now that I’m a few years away from it, I’m beginning to feel it more.”
Asked about the chances that a government-funded science project like this could happen today, he says: “Zero.” ‘
Fire danger could force SF blackout, PG&E says San Francisco Chronicle
Hydropower’s Dangerous Bid To Re-cast Itself As ‘Green’ International Business Times
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
The rise of social supermarkets: ‘It’s not about selling cheap food, but building strong communities’ Guardian. Today’s must-read; you might have skipped over this so-so headline. Completely different model than the serve-yourself-on- your- app-sans-staff.
US private equity moves into trailer parks FT (david l). Trailer loans were the original subprime (the small 1990s market which also blew up).
Mayor Pete and the Order of the Kong: How Buttigieg’s Harvard pals helped spur his rise in politics Boston Globe. UserFriendly: “gag me, he looks like such a tool.”
Joe Biden’s Bet That 2016 Didn’t Change Everything Atlantic. re Silc: “headed to a bad place if he wins”.
Bernie Sanders Wants to Destroy the Best Schools Poor Urban Kids Have New York magazine (Userfriendly). From the poisoned pen of the loathsome Jonathan Chait.
Userfriendly: “The reason most republican officials should probably be in jail”:
What the hell is a “Consensual Rape”?
I’m like 100% sure that’s just normal rape but said by a sleazy corrupt politician.
These people have lost their F*CKING minds! pic.twitter.com/wM7wXqpGJr
— Terrence Daniels (Captain Planet) (@Terrence_STR) 18 May 2019
How Banning Abortion Will Transform America Project Syndicate. mgl: “I would like to see a history of what things were like in USA USA before Roe v. wade and contraception being available.”
The Struggle Is The Meaning Craig Murray
Brexit: a tsunami of trivia EUReferendum.com
Propaganda Intensifies Trade War With China Moon of Alabama
The U.S. Has a Fleet of 300 Electric Buses. China Has 421,000 Bloomberg (david l)
BJP to Hold the Heartland, Steal the East and Cruise to Victory, Exit Polls Say The Wire The seventh and final stage of India’s staggered voting for Lok Sabha elections finished yesterday. During the voting period, exit polls cannot be reported. Now they can. Counting day is 23rd May, and results should be announced that day. Expect lots of chatter and speculation between now and then.
What You Need to Know About the 2019 European Parliament Elections Bloomberg (furzy)
Small group of America’s big farms gets bulk of Trump bailout funds FT Quelle surprise.