Why a Failing New Jersey Deli Is Valued at $100 Million: A Theory New York Magazine
Capacity prices down 64% in PJM’s first auction in three years S&P Global. “Renewable energy resources, nuclear units and new natural gas-fired generators saw the greatest increases in cleared capacity, while coal units saw the largest decrease, PJM said in a statement.”
Andrew Bailey: Tackling climate for real – the role of central banks (PDF) Bank of International Settlements
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Is the Second Shot Giving Young Men a Dangerous Heart Condition? New York Magazine
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The lab-leak mess Columbia Journalism Review
Why TikTok’s chaotic ‘kickbacks’ took off with young people starved for company CNN. Extroverts are gonna kill us all.
If the US went to war with China, who would win? Nikkei Asian Review
Xi’s Historic Mistake Brad DeLong, Project Syndicate
China ousts Taiwan as Apple’s biggest source of suppliers Nikkei Asian Review
Australia has a devastating secret weapon against China Macrobusiness
US confident in Asean’s plan for post-coup Myanmar. Others, not so much South China Morning Post
Chaos in Myanmar Is China’s Nightmare United States Institute for Peace
With no income and little support, CDM participants face tough choices Frontier Myanmar. Then again:
Civilian-formed defense forces in #Yangon #Myanmar issue advisory to all in commercial city to avoid gathering in crowds to pay bills, not to leave their homes unnecessarily, not to communicate with/act as informers to/be near #military security forces #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar pic.twitter.com/YJVZQWC8Hm
— May Wong (@MayWongCNA) May 28, 2021
Could phone footage put Myanmar’s leaders in jail? (video) BBC. No, obviously.
Sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in border districts Daily Star. Bangladesh. Next, I assume, Myanmar.
India’s Cascading COVID-19 Failures Foreign Affairs
The future of manicures: Would you get your nails done by an AI robot? Channel News Asia
The Cladding Scandal Isn’t Over Tribune
New Cold War
“The Rrrrussians come again.” Patrick Lawrence, The Scrum
Novichok Inquest to Be Stopped Dances with Bears
Mexico turns to private sector to develop lithium mining Mexico Daily News
U.S. to detail global distribution plan for 80 mln vaccine doses Reuters. Molasses for brains.
The Utterly Embarrassing Failure to Quickly Send Extra U.S. Vaccine Doses Overseas National Review. When you get owned by the National Review, the situation is bad.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Brazilianization of the World American Affairs
Dr. Fauci’s forthcoming book is REMOVED from the internet after being posted for presale prematurely – as publisher claims he WON’T make a dime from the tome or a related documentary Daily Mail. That’s a damn shame.
Today in media unions: 100 NYT staffers just signed an email to their colleagues urging them to vote AGAINST the proposed union dues increase intended to help the News Guild finance new organizing. Text of the letter attached here and below: pic.twitter.com/fA5egfYlKv
— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) June 2, 2021
The Great Reset Barry Ritholtz
Antidote du jour (via):
A herd of wild Asian elephants has been wandering through cities in southwest China 🐘🐘🐘
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 1, 2021
This is an elephant epic. I hope they arrive at their destination safely.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.