Dealmaking languishes at decade low on private equity drought FT. That’s a damn shame.
Not a bad adoption rate for NPIs, given an enormous propaganda campaign against them, plus socially sanctioned bullying by [glass bowls]:
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What next for COVID evolution? Understanding the Unseen
Evergrande shares halted as concerns mount about developer’s prospect Channel News Asia
US can’t win China tech war without a strategy. Huawei is proof South China Morning Post
How China can avoid the Japan trap Martin Wolf, FT
Who Blew up Nord Stream? Zeit Online. ‘Tis a mystery!
New Not-So-Cold War
Cope springs eternal:
What Ukraine Needs to Win the War Against Russia Max Boot, Council on Foreign Relations
Ukraine’s counteroffensive is making real progress on the Crimean front The Atlantic Council
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Ship insurance facility set up for Ukraine grain exports, says broker Miller Hellenic Shipping News
Dubai remains Russian shadow tanker hotbed Splash 247
Apex Predator: The American Army in Normandy (excerpt) Big Serge Thought
Foreign ownership of U.S. farmland probed at U.S. Senate hearing Kansas Reflector
Can the government unambiguously waive sovereign immunity by accident? Adam’s Legal Newsletter
Judge rules Donald Trump defrauded banks and insurers while building real estate empire AP. A summary judgement from Judge Arthur Engoron, who ran for his seat as a Democrat in 2015, unopposed.
Dreizin’s late night thoughts on New York’s Trump takedown The Dreizen Report. Hmm.
A tale of two software companies Big Tech on Trial
A power grab against private equity threatens the US economy FT. “A power grab against tapeworms threatens digestion.”
OpenAI reinstates ChatGPT’s internet browsing privileges The Register. The deck: “If the chatbot doesn’t know what you need, it’ll ‘Bing It!’ for paying customers.” And if the Bing results have been completely polluted by AI-generated bullshit… It’s the Circle of Life!
Pontifications: “We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO Leeham News and Analysis
European companies dumping toxic ships on Bangladesh beaches, HRW says Al Jazeera. An old, old story. See NC on the Gadani disaster in 2016.
Study suggests poor environmental controls may aid spread of resistant pathogens Center for Disease Research and Policy. Antibiotic “stewardship” alone is not enough.
PEP in Your Step The Baffler
Artistic Leaf Raking Kottke.org
The Final Frontier
Realignment and Legitimacy
Assemblies of God Pastors Call for Leaders to Resign Over ‘Shameful’ Response to Chi Alpha Sex Scandal The Roys Report. This keeps happening, doesn’t it?
New WGA Contract Explained: AI Is Not a Writer, Solo Scribe Shows Don’t Need Minimum Staff and More Variety. The WGA’s summary. Most coverage ignores the fact that there’s no “deal” until the membership votes. Here, from a not especially reliable authority, is an extremely negative view.
Scabs Deployed at GM Parts Distribution Centers Labor Notes
Where’s Everyone Going? The Big Picture
All objects and some questions American Journal of Physics. “The history of objects in the Universe can be seen as a history of condensations of composite objects from an undifferentiated background.” Fun stuff!
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here