Uber looks to radical financing to fund driverless cars FT. “Car fleet investment trusts would establish autonomous vehicles as new asset class.”
Which pot strain works best for gambling? Vegas budtenders share their tips LA Times. News you can use!
Europe Can’t Afford to Alienate the UK Der Spiegel
Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say NYT. “The virus’s most vulnerable target is Africa, many experts said. More than 1 million expatriate Chinese work there, mostly on mining, drilling or engineering projects. Also, many Africans work and study in China and other countries where the virus has been found.”
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‘The results look good so far:’ Thai doctors tout promising treatment for Wuhan coronavirus Fortune. Waiting for journal publication.
Early evaluation of the Wuhan City travel restrictions in response to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak MedArxiv. From the abstract: “By combining epidemiological and human mobility data we find that the travel ban slowed the dispersal of nCoV from Wuhan to other cities in China by 2.91 days (95% CI: 2.54-3.29). This delay provided time to establish and reinforce other control measures that are essential to halt the epidemic.” However, the so-called Wuhan travel ban gave those who could leave plenty of time to do so.
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Vietnam moves to block coronavirus risk to supply chain Nikkei Asian Review
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Increased social distance in action:
— Wu Zhigang (@iwuzhigang) February 3, 2020
So from atomized neoliberal individualism we go to… even more atomized neoliberal individualism.
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Chinese history Mekong Review
Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of helping Epstein, reportedly hides in Israel Jerusalem Post. Oh.
Duque weaker than ever after Colombia’s radical power shift Columbia Reports
Chile Congress Passes Tax Bill to Fund Post-Riots Social Program. Bloomberg. About those “post”-riots:
— Nahia Sanzo (@nsanzo) February 3, 2020
Chilean Protest Murals Harvard Library
Democrats’ Dubious Impeachment Subtext of Treason Michael Tracey, RealClearPolitics
It’s crucial to emphasize that this is the first impeachment in American history where foreign policy has played a central role. As such, we now have codified by way of these impeachment articles a host of impossibly dangerous precedents, namely: 1) The U.S. is in a state of war with Russia, a nuclear armed power; 2) the sitting president committed treason on behalf of this country with which the U.S. is in a state of war; 3) the president lacks a democratic mandate to conduct foreign policy over the objections of unelected national security state bureaucrats.
Is the reality of what was done here going to set in any time soon?
You say “unelected national security state bureaucrats” like that’s a bad thing!
1 big thing: Trump’s sense of invincibility Axios. After hubris, nemesis…
Our Famously Free Press
Dear Netflix: Please Label Propaganda Clearly, At Least Forbes (Furzy Mouse). From October, still germane.
Realignment and Legitimacy
Global Satisfaction with Democracy 2020 (PDF) Bennett Insitute for Public Policy, Cambridge University
Why Democrats share the blame for the rise of Donald Trump Robert Reich (!), Guardian
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Google Maps Hacks Simon Weckert. “99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.” This is awesome.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Any Child Who Dies of Hunger Is a Murdered Child Daily Beast
The Primary Mechanism Of Your Oppression Is Not Hidden At All Caitlin Johnstone, Medium
Marcescence: Why Some Trees Keep Their Leaves in Winter Weather Underground
Why Is Everybody So Damn Angry? Who.What.Why (Re Silc).
Antidote du jour (via):
— Bernie Beats Trump (@doctorow) February 2, 2020
Leveling up my cat game!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.: