Martha Stewart Bids Adieu to the Hamptons By Hosting A List Book Party at Historic $30 Mil Mansion Showbiz 411. Smart move. “The Hamptons are not a defensible position.” –Mark Blythe
Davos is dead, and the coronavirus killed it FT (Vlade). Hot stuff.
The Climate Culture Shock Is Coming Bloomberg. “Just 0.2% of Fortune 100 board members have any experience with climate. That’s going to have to change.” I don’t see why. Nobody on Boeing’s board has any experience with aircraft manufacturing. Oh, wait….
The CalPERS Executive Team Demands a New Loyalty Oath! Tony Butka, CityWatch
We’re Not In A Real Estate Bubble Surviving Tomorrow, Medium. Deck: “It’s far worse than that.” I’m not a real estate maven. Perhaps readers who are will weigh in.
One Failed Bridge in Memphis Is Costing Business Millions (not pay-walled) WSJ.
Roger Marolt: A wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth Snowmass Sun. From Aspen, another tourist town.
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From $1-Million Lotteries to Free Beer: Do COVID Vaccination Incentives Work? Scientific American
Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19? Harvard Health Publishing. From early June, before CDC answered “No,” but making CDC’s answer all the more inexplicable.
Exclusive: Banks Prepare to Lower Deposit Rates as Rate Cap Reform Takes Effect Caixin Global. Commentary
A new financial-sector "reform" will allow Chinese banks to lower deposit rates so as to reduce their funding costs, which in turn will allow them to "lower businesses’ borrowing costs, benefiting the real economy."https://t.co/GeRLahCbrb
— Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) June 17, 2021
Washington’s Dangerous New Consensus on China (not paywalled) Bernie Sanders, Foreign Affairs. The deck: “Don’t Start Another Cold War.”
China should build surveillance system to track coronavirus variants, says top virologist South China Morning Post
WPX: The State of the Chinese Pork Import Market The Pig Site
The Relentless Wave Vietnam Weekly
A Way of Life Almost Lost in Kampong Phluk’s Fishing Community Cambodianess. Tonle Sap; see NC here.
Anti-regime group bombs condo project linked to junta cabinet member Myanmar Now! Real estate. Ouch!
United Nations set to call for halt of arms to Myanmar -diplomats Reuters. Don’t think “crimes against humanity”:
The torching of crops, livestock and 200 of 230 homes in the village of Kinma in Magwe, where at least 2 elderly residents perished, is not only outrageous, it is yet more evidence of probable crimes against humanity being committed by the Myanmar junta and its security forces. pic.twitter.com/0ODIXCP9RY
— UN Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews (@RapporteurUn) June 18, 2021
Does the right hand….
.@USEmbassyBurma issued a statement after Myanmar security forces burned an entire village in Magway, where at least 2 elderly residents were killed. “These horrific acts are consistent w/ past atrocities committed by the military against people of all ethnicities & religions.” pic.twitter.com/G15tJW0rz1
— U.S. Asia Pacific Media Hub (@eAsiaMediaHub) June 18, 2021
… know what the left hand is doing?
Last night, I had the pleasure of participating in a productive introductory meeting with my ADMM-Plus counterparts, which reaffirmed our mutual commitment to uphold international law and to work together to meet shared security challenges. pic.twitter.com/7GHeyv14sx
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) June 16, 2021
(ASEAN Defense Minister’s Meeting)
Germany disbands Stasi records agency but saves files Deutsche Welle
New Cold War
Russia and Its Neighbors, Thirty Years after the Fall Valdai Discussion Club
Biden heads home with a mixed bag from Geneva Responsible Statecraft
Our Famously Free Press
Lifting the mask Ed Snowden, Continuing Ed
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Fort Bragg Murders Rolling Stone. Gruesome.
The incarcerated women battling wildfires High Country News. A walk down memory lane: “Lawyers for California Attorney General Kamala Harris argued releasing non-violent inmates early would harm efforts to fight California wildfires.”
MSNBC won't voluntarily recognize the WGA, and wants a vote on unionizing, per email pic.twitter.com/vKxeSLTBzr
— Ben Smith (@benyt) June 17, 2021
If Obama had passed card-check, as he [snort] promised to do, the MSNBC workers would have a union today.
Antidote du Jour (via):
Acting selflessly to help others in need was long thought to be a trait confined to mammals, in particular humans and great apes. But a new study has found that African grey parrots volunteer assistance to both their good friends and mere acquaintances https://t.co/WKZ1rYnCsv pic.twitter.com/hZBAp4clga
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) June 16, 2021
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jur here.