Brutal Truths American Conservative
How Proslavery Was the Constitution? New York Review of Books
Lost in Space
Jeff Bezos interrupted by protester, says space exploration is necessary to ‘save the Earth’ CNBC. What a nutter! How about spending some of those mega billions saving the Earth… instead of on expanding a business centred on unnecessary deliveries via fossil fuel vehicles of imported crap, much (most?) of which no one needs. Lambert included a related Link yesterday, but I couldn’t resist juxtaposing the latest Bezos lunacy against these other space links.
India to carry out its 1st-ever space war exercise in July Economic Times
Space weather affects your daily life. It’s time to start paying attention. MIT Technology Review
Disruption Starts with Unhappy Customers, Not Technology Harvard Business Review
We need worms Aeon (UserFriendly)
The Wonderful World of Free Market Drugs Counterpunch. Dean Baker.
Doctors call on AMA to drop ‘Medicare for All’ fight Chicago Business (UserFriendly)
European retreat: Brexit shows we have learnt nothing from D-Day Independent Patrick Cockburn.
Britain’s Renewal After Trump and Brexit Project Syndicate. Gordon Brown
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Raphael Satter on brilliant spies, terrible spies, and “medium” spies Columbia Journalism Review
FedEx to no longer provide express shipping for Amazon in US FT (UserFriendly)
Capitalism and its discontents Times Literary Supplement. Joseph Stiglitz.
How the Great Recession Is Still Straining State Finances 10 Years Later The Fiscal Times (furzy)
Overthrow the Prince of Facebook WSJ. Peggy Noonan. Today’s must-read. When you’ve lost Nooners…(Apologies for the paywall.)
Indonesia vs China in a fish fight at sea Asia Times. Indonesia seizes and impounds illegal fishing boats, then sinks them.
What next for Iraqʹs Kurds? Qantara
While the world watches Donald Trump, it’s missing what’s really going on with US foreign policy Independent. Robert Fisk.
Why Trump now wants talks with Iran Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
White House Pushing to Help Prisoners Before Their Release Marshall Project
SENATE DEMOCRATS WANT FEDERAL RESERVE TO PROBE TRUMP, KUSHNER’S DEUTSCHE BANK RELATIONSHIP Newsweek. UserFriendly: “beating a dead horse.”
The Truffaut Essays That Clear Up Misguided Notions of Auteurism New Yorker. Perhaps of interest to cinephiles of a certain age (or sensibility).
Obamas Ink Deal With Spotify to Produce, Host Podcasts Hollywood Reporter. Ka-ching! Count me as one person who won’t be tuning in.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterdays Links and Antidote du Jour here.