Manta rays form close friendships, shattering misconceptions National Geographic
RIP Shareholder Primacy Boston Review
Hard Brexiteers simply don’t know their Irish history The Irish Times
Final sovereignty on Brexit must rest with the people Jeremy Corbyn, Guardian. Via a general election, not a referendum.
Brexit in the Garden Places Journal
A Mass Citizenship Check in India Leaves 2 Million People in Limbo New York Times. And then there are the Rohingya, another stateless people. And when the waters rise, the Bangladeshis.
Hunger for concrete eats away at mountains Agence France Presse
Fire and Tear Gas as Hong Kong Engulfed by Chaos Agence France Presse. “Chaos” in the headline is lazy, but the article is pretty granular.
Bravery and Nihilism on the Streets of Hong Kong The New Yorker. Dunno about “nihilism.” I’ve been tagged with the label plenty of times by liberal Democrats because I rejected TINA.
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Well, so much for filial piety:
Shanghai initiates the "Time Bank" as an effort to promote voluntary care for seniors. Volunteers receive requests for help through WeChat app, with the duty time being recorded to exchange for services they need later in life. pic.twitter.com/cbl5VBAINr
— People's Daily, China (@PDChina) September 1, 2019
Not to mention socialism. Granted, such an app might be an improvement over that we have in the United States.
The Trump Narrative and the Next Recession Robert Shiller, Project Syndicate
The Oddest and Most Awkward Diplomatic Posting in the World Bloomberg. Deck: ” For months, envoys to Venezuela shunned Maduro for Guaido. Now they are — uncomfortably — flipping back to Maduro.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Our Famously Free Press
How Sarah Schulman managed to get ‘Pinkwashing’ into the New York Times Mondoweiss (CL). And a young editor learns an important lesson.
What You Need To Know About U.S. Election Security And Voting Machines NPR. “Some experts fear that without a paper record for a person’s ballot.” It remains an article of faith in the political class that paper provides a record of the “ballot.” No. Paper must be the ballot, and be hand-marked, and hand-counted, because digital is hackable, by definition.
Auroras may light up the night sky this Labor Day weekend National Geographic
I really need to relax this Labor Day weekend, so I'm already chilling a bottle of something special in the fridge. It's Xanax.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 31, 2019
Sacklers could hold on to most of personal fortune in proposed Purdue settlement WaPo. Well, surely they should lose something to which they are greatly attached.
Elon Musk and Jack Ma agree: The biggest problem the world will face is population collapse CNBC. Everything’s going according to plan!
World’s oldest scuba diver Ray Woolley breaks own record aged 96 Sky News. Diamond geezer.
Antidote du Jour (Amfortas the Hippie):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.