Borrowing against art is growing at a stunning rate The Economist. Froth. But what isn’t.
What a waste: the G20 and the plastic problem The Interpreter
Foreign Office to investigate leaked diplomatic cables FT. No doubt!
James Hodgson – Brexit as Fugitive Democracy Brave New Europe. Concept from Sheldon Wolin.
Greek election: Tsipras out, Mitsotakis in EU Observer
Public increasingly backing radical Hong Kong protesters despite unease over violence, say academics, as Carrie Lam’s government faces even greater resistance against extradition bill South China Morning Post
Put off by US, Chinese students eye other universities Asian Correspondent
Cosplay conquers the world Japan Times
India’s Water Crisis Is Man-Made Bloomberg
Power outage hits Venezuela’s largest refinery complex, says lawmaker Agence France Presse
The Urban Revolution: A Conversation with Hernan Vargas (Part I) Venezuelanalysis (part two).
The Debt We Owe Central America Jacobin
Democrats in Disarray
Nancy Pelosi Has Chosen Her War, and it’s With Her Own Party’s Future The Intercept. Hippie punching is a time-honored practice among liberal Democrats.
Can Democrats grow a spine before American democracy collapses in a limp, lifeless heap? Will Bunch, Philadelphia. I’ve seen this “Democrats have no spine” trope for at least a decade, maybe even two decades. And for good reason, but perhaps it’s time to retire the trope and look elsewhere for causes?
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Americans Shocked to Find their Rights Literally Vanish at U.S. Airports The American Conservative
Boeing 737 MAX
‘Climate apartheid’: Rich people to buy their way out of environmental crisis while poor suffer, warns UN The Independent. You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Australian Aboriginal site gains World Heritage recognition Agence France Presse
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