The Soap Bubble Trope JSTOR Daily
Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much Bloomberg
Omicron VOC-21NOV-01 (B.1.1.529) update on cases, S gene target failure and risk assessment (PDF) UK Health Security Agency. Excerpt:
— Alessandro Vespignani (@alexvespi) December 8, 2021
Note the distinction between “Growth Advantage” and “Transmissibility.” Shameful we have to rely on the UK’s NHS for data (a system the Tories are trying to privatize, partly to the advantage of US consulting firms, even more shamefully).
Ethics Grand Rounds: The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates (video) NIH (dd). Worth a listen.
The Pandemic That Capitalism Made Umair Haque
China’s PBOC showdown will force Xi to pick sides Reuters. PBOC = People’s Bank of China
Hidden in Plain Sight: How Nalehmu is Disrupting Conventional Power Structures in Myanmar (podcast) Southeast Asian Studies. The flip side to armed conflict.
Myanmar’s annus horribilis Lowy Institute
Blinken headed for Southeast Asia with China, Myanmar on agenda Channel News Asia. Oh, good.
Half of India is so poor it owns almost nothing Quartz (Re SIlc).
The West Asian Polycrisis – From Afghanistan to Lebanon Adam Tooze, Chartbook
Scoop: U.S. begins denying Afghan immigrants Axios (dk).
Behind the chaos and scandal of Boris Johnson’s government lies stasis (not paywalled) The Economist
New Cold War
Convoy Economist Says Trucker Shortage Is Overblown Forbes (Re Silc).
Health Care Access Is Hampered By Administrative Hurdles Teen Vogue. No kidding. And the most un-Teen Vogue headline ever.
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Hillary Clinton Announces MasterClass in Losing to Donald Trump New York Magazine. Wowsers.
Groves of Academe
Want to be a criminal in America? Stealing billions is your best bet to go scot-free Guardian. Wage theft.
Groups Never Admit Failure Naval. Hmm.
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.