McKinsey partners sacrifice leader in ‘ritual cleansing’ FT. That’s a damn shame.
Information on factory farms is spotty at best. The government has been hogtied from doing more. Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
1 big thing: The NFT frenzy Felix Salmon, Axios Capital
SPI-M-O: Summary of modelling on scenarios for easing restrictions (PDF) SAGE. Commentary:
Excellent blog on the pros and cons of the options by Professor Wren-Lewis.
As the SAGE document makes clear, a "living with covid" as opposed to a #ZeroCovid strategy, will lead to "as substantial resurgence in hospital admissions and deaths".https://t.co/jnxXTpXzT7 https://t.co/2bshB9lRt4 pic.twitter.com/AtJst7dv5R
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Lessons from applied large-scale pooling of 133,816 SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests Science. From the Discussion: “Overall, we tested 133,816 samples using 32,466 RT-PCR tests with a global efficiency of 4.121, saving 101,350 (76%) RT-PCR reactions.” Pooling works!
An Inside Look at BC’S Illicit Drug Market During the Covid-19 Pandemic BC Medical Journal (IM).
China-US relations: ‘let’s fix our own national messes before competing with Beijing’, says former diplomat Chas Freeman, South China Morning Post. Interpreter for Richard Nixon during his trip to China in 1972.
How the WTO Changed China Foreign Affairs
What’s Behind China’s Divorce Crackdown? Bloomberg
Taiwan’s chip industry under threat as drought turns critical Nikkei Asian Review
Coup chaos in Myanmar leaves employers fretting over paying staff Reuters. As predicted.
Zombies are everywhere in South Korea, feeding on fears and anxieties Los Angeles Times
Alex Salmond will give evidence to Holyrood inquiry today after Sturgeon claimed the ‘integrity of Scotland’s independent justice institutions’ was being ‘sacrificed on the altar of the ego of one man’ in bitter SNP civil war Daily Mail
The Great Cronyism Coverup Tribune
New Cold War
EU says it does not need Nord Stream 2, but only Germany can block it Hellenic Shipping News
Biden must freeze Putin’s pipeline and prevent this “bad deal for Europe” The Atlantic Council
Pushkin and Dostoyevsky’s Idiot: How to Understand Russia’s Foreign Policy Valdai Discusion Club
Secret Memo Shows How Harris Must Now Advance Minimum Wage Hike Andrew Perez and David Sirota, Daily Poster
Lott to Oust Senate Parliamentarian Who Ruled Against GOP Los Angeles Times. From 2001, still germane. No man, no problem.
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Biden’s Virus Relief Plan Threatens to Trigger Medicare Cuts Bloomberg. Paygo, Pelosi’s fetish object.
Biden’s COVID Plan Is Just a Beginning Scientific American
Why not tie minimum wage to local rent? Noahpinion
222 Boeing 787s Affected By New FAA Airworthiness Directive Simple Flying and Boeing, hit with US$6.6 million FAA fine, faces much bigger 787 repair bill: Sources Channel News Asia
Our Famously Free Press
YouTube Removes a CN Live! Episode Consortium News
Imperial Collapse Watch
Ex-USA Gymnastics coach Geddert charged with human trafficking, sexual assault Lansing State Journal
The Power and the Silence The Unbound
Degrowth: A Response To Branko Milanovic Jason Hickel (john halasz).
Will the climate crisis tap out the Colorado River? High Country News
We Fought to Keep Frackers Out of the Delaware River Food and Water Watch
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.