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Gabriel Makhlouf: Climate change – avoiding the “Do I Feel Lucky?” school of policymaking (PDF) Bank of International Settlements
Monkeypox Tracker Global Health. Commentary:
1. A #monkeypox 🧵@WHO has released a new update. They say as of June 2, a total of 27 non-endemic countries have reported 780 cases.
The line list being maintained by https://t.co/VLiqjLB18u currently reports nearly 1000 from 39 countries. https://t.co/nRO5gux6LW pic.twitter.com/OPj3dG5cXP
— Helen Branswell 🇺🇦 (@HelenBranswell) June 5, 2022
On Monkeypox, if we could just decide to “Let ‘er rip” openly and right away, instead of posturing and having many meetings and pressers, I for one would be very grateful.
Dust Off That Dirty Word Detente and Engage With China Niall Ferguson (!), Bloomberg
Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar NYT. Local administrators for the junta have been targeted for at least a year, as NC readers know.
A night with Myanmar’s wizards Today Nigeria News
India’s First Case Of Sologamy Creates Awareness Of New Trend – Analysis Eurasian Review (Furzy Mouse).
Boris Johnson faces vote of no confidence in his leadership FT. About time.
New Not-So-Cold War
Ukraine War Day #102: Who Controls Severodonetsk? Awful Avalanche
Ukraine war: UK to send Ukraine M270 multiple-launch rocket systems BBC. More or less same range as HIMARS. So, long-range compared to a howitzer, not long-range like an ICBM.
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We Can’t Be Ukraine Hawks Forever Ross Douthat, NYT
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Bosphorus sea trade unaffected by Ukraine war, sanctions Hellenic Shipping News
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Bad Branding: Another blobby bite at the anti-restraint apple Stephen Walt, Responsible Statecraft
Regulatory Capture Cory Doctorow
Delay may be darkest hour ever Uvalde Leader-News
The Steele Dossier and Lying to the FBI — Not Guilty as Charged John Kiriakou, Scheerpost
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
Silicon Valley Corporations Are Taking Control Of History Caitlin’s Newsletter
Calling Bullshit The Art Of Skepticism In A Data Driven World with Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West (video) Center for Inquiry (NL).
L’Affaire Joffrey Epsteins
Elon Musk asks why ‘leaking’ Justice Department won’t spill Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s client list and says it’s ‘odd’ officials remain silent on billionaire pedophile and his madam Daily Mail. He’s right. But degrees of separation:
Your own brother dated Jeffrey Epstein’s “ex girlfriend”! Insane you’d ever bring this up
— TrueAnon (@TrueAnonPod) June 5, 2022
Eclipse of Rent-Sharing: The Effects of Managers’ Business Education on Wages and the Labor Share in the US and Denmark (PDF) NBER. From the Abstract: “This paper provides evidence from the US and Denmark that managers with a business degree (“business managers”) reduce their employees’ wages. Within five years of the appointment of a business manager, wages decline by 6% and the labor share by 5 percentage points in the US, and by 3% and 3 percentage points in Denmark….. We establish that the proximate cause of these (relative) wage effects are changes in rent-sharing practices following the appointment of business managers. Exploiting exogenous export demand shocks, we show that non-business managers share profits with their workers, whereas business managers do not.” Professional Managerial Class.
How ‘Mega Landlords’ Threaten Housing Stability for Renters Invisible People (DCBlogger).
Thoughts on software-defined silicon LWN.net. Nobody tell John Deere…
Debunking the Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart Mad in America
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.