Big data and machine learning in central banking Bank of International Settlements
Talking (and reading) about Bitcoin Adam Tooze, Chartbook. Link-heavy, and quite a good read.
Bill Gates Says Bitcoin Is Bad for the Planet. He’s Not Wrong. Popular Mechanics (re Silc).
COVID‐19, children and schools: overlooked and at risk Medical Journal of Australia. Response to critics.
Alabama extends mask mandate 1 month, bucking other GOP-led states The Hill. Alabama’s Governor isn’t contemplating the Republican primaries in a Presidential run…..
Where Are We in Finding the Coronavirus’s Origin? Bloomberg. Good roundup.
Myanmar junta tried to withdraw $1.3 billion from US bank Sydney Morning Herald
Indian farmers plan major road blockade outside Delhi to mark 100th day of protests Reuters. This enormous story is undercovered, even on the left.
When Meenakshi beats a pot 3000 times People’s Archive of Rural India
Northern Irish loyalist paramilitaries withdraw support for 1998 peace deal Reuters (Re Silc).
The Disappearing Spy Blogmire. The Skripal case.
How a coronavirus variant is overrunning Brazil Deutsche Welle
Democrats can’t kill the filibuster. But they can gut it. Normal Ornstein, WaPo
Democrats en Deshabille
Imperial Collapse Watch
Amazon closes North Las Vegas warehouse for day after employee suicide Las Vegas Review-Journal
Disposable People Econoblog
How Law Made Neoliberalism Boston Review
All Of Humanity’s Problems Are Caused By A Lack Of Awareness Caitlin Johnstone
The Judgment of Paris The Baffler
In Nogales, joy endures High Country News
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