History of Mel Brooks: Both Parts Jewish Review of Books
New Lithium-Oxygen Battery Could One Day Power Electric Cars NBC UserFriendly: “They could…. if you thought the problem with Lithium Ion Batteries was they weren’t explosive enough.”
On the Waterfronts The Baffler
Against meal kits Salon. Common sense – do people really need to be told this? Isn’t it self-evident? I can understand the allure of takeaway, but….this is ridiculous. And people pay for this ‘service’?
Reporting Recipe: How to Investigate Professors’ Conflicts of Interest ProPublica. I don’t expect readers to rush out and do any reporting, but the questions asked in this article are useful to consider when evaluating the evidence offered by experts cited in any context.
I remember when neoliberal shock therapy destroyed Russia’s once-thriving “creative class”—writers, journalists, actors, artists, along with teachers, doctors—how American-Anglo journalists hectored them with endless sermons about “the market knows best” https://t.co/zJUemk7bv4
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) 12 January 2020
For Her Head Cold, Insurer Coughed Up $25,865 Kaiser Health News
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Google search data used by pharma giant to bombard users with ads for addictive opioids ABC (Australia) (MCC)
Blackout Bug: Boeing 737 cockpit screens go blank if pilots land on specific runways The Register (chuck l)
A Dangerous New Era in the Middle East Der Spiegel
Iran: Mass protests call for leaders to resign Deutsche Welle
Trump’s Iran adventure has Japan over a barrel Asia Times (The Rev Kev)
Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined MIT Technology Review
The Limits of Hindutva Jacobin
Startups cutting employee costs Economic Times
How Bernie Sanders would upend America’s global role WaPo (UserFriendly)
Joe Biden’s Vote for War NYT (KC)
Warren’s China/trade approach is the one area where she out-distances Bernie policy-wise. Bernie had China right in 2000, but China in 2020 is a very different problem. It is a powerful authoritarian nation with frightening global ambitions. https://t.co/yw9ydRAqvJ
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) 13 January 2020
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.