Is the Alpha Wolf Idea a Myth? Scientific American
All the recessions that didn’t happen Yahoo News
The biggest obstacle to saving rainforests is lawlessness The Economist (Furzy Mouse).
Why measuring the economic value of ecosystems is important World Economic Forum
The gray swan: model-based assessment of the risk of sudden failure of hybrid immunity to SARS-CoV-2 medRxiv. From the Abstract: “Our findings suggest large jumps in viral evolution may cause failure of population immunity resulting in sudden increases in mortality. As a rise in mortality will only become apparent in the weeks following a wave of disease, reactive public health strategies will not be able to provide meaningful risk mitigation. Learning to live with the virus could thus lead to large death tolls with very little warning.” The infamous CDC “green map” is the very definition of a “reactive public health strategy,”
Vaccine may limit long-COVID impact, studies show, but controlled trials needed Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
There is more to Sars-CoV-2 than meets the eye Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Dear Old Blighty
Mother of Parliaments:
From the latest Private Eye, a sure indication of a government gone both mad and bad pic.twitter.com/c5NJBYscHE
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) March 2, 2023
As South China Sea trigger points grow even beyond US control, what will China do? South China Morning Post
Inside China’s Peace Plan for Ukraine Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Why China Is Not a Superpower Foreign Policy
Dow said it was recycling our shoes. We found them at an Indonesian flea market Reuters. Singapore left out of the headline, oddly.
The Lucky Country
Robodebt and the empathy bypass The Monthly
South of the Border
New Not-So-Cold War
You And Whose Army? Trying to Understand the World. Well worth a read.
Lessons from the Melian Dialogue: A Case Against Providing Military Support for Ukraine The National Interest
Hungary calls on EU states to stop sending arms to Ukraine and work for peace (Google translation) La Tampa
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Representative of Ukraine’s intelligence explains why Russians set out to “liberate” Bryansk Oblast from Putin’s regime Ukrainska Pravda. Commentary:
With evidence coming through, now looks more and more legit — the work of far right Russian-turned-Ukrainian nut jobs taking advantage of porous Russian border. https://t.co/IhnZihB3zZ
— Oliver Carroll (@olliecarroll) March 2, 2023
Rather clean uniforms in this latest stunt. Worn by “Far right Russian nut jobs”? Who would fund such a thing?
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At secret location, Ukrainians train on ‘game changer’ German weapon South China Morning Post
Assessing the Economic Value of Military Materiel Philip Pilkington, American Affairs
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Ukraine finds stepping up mobilisation is not so easy The Economist
Parents push back on allegations against St. Louis transgender center. ‘I’m baffled.’ St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Commentary:
Reed's assertions are inherently credible because they are 1.) consistent with the reasons the Tavistock Britain was shuttered, 2.) line up with what dozens of parents of ROGD have been saying, 3.) fit with what gender clinics themselves told Reuters: https://t.co/Yf8XV8kZtz pic.twitter.com/vfQAymHg9i
— Wesley Yang (@wesyang) March 2, 2023
Our Famously Free Press
Lots of Twitter Files and Nowhere to Go Yasha Levine
Technology Behind Crypto Can Also Improve Payments, Providing a Public Good International Monetary Fund
War In Ukraine Has Had a Structural Change In Global Shipping Hellenic Shipping News
How I Changed My Mind on Social Media and Teen Depression Richard Hanania’s Newsletter
Realignment and Legitimacy
Police State Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
‘Havana syndrome’ not caused by foreign adversary, US intelligence says Guardian. Mass hysteria in the foreign policy establishment? How very unexpected!
The Reckoning That Wasn’t Andrew Bacevich, Foreign Affairs
Patrick Lawrence: The Return of Non-Alignment Scheer Post
Robot dogs are taking over the US military Task and Purpose (Re Silc). They’re not dogs. They’re roaches with four legs.
Where are all the missing workers? Politico. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners?
Living on a Deadline in the Nuclear Age. Some Personal News From Daniel Ellsberg Antiwar.com (Rev Kev).
Antidote du jour (via):
As their habitats start to freeze each winter, beavers will break ice at the entrances of their habitats to keep open water for a few days longer. I filmed this beaver breaking ice in the pond during the first cold week of winter 2020. #beavers #winter #wildlifephotography pic.twitter.com/qkovuLOhXf
— Mike's Photos and Videos of Beavers (@MDigout99) February 28, 2023
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.