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I dunno. I published this Links early too! Mercury-in-retrograde seems unusually powerful this year. Sorry! –lambert
Vast Majority Of Investors Are Willing To Sacrifice Returns For ESG Goals Dealbreaker. If indeed they must.
How a mere 12% of Americans eat half the nation’s beef, creating significant health and environmental impacts Phys.org. We think of the Bell Curve as ubiquitious, but power curves are too (and too rarely mentioned).
Outpatient treatment of COVID-19 and incidence of post-COVID-19 condition over 10 months (COVID-OUT): a multicentre, randomised, quadruple-blind, parallel-group, phase 3 trial The Lancet. From the Abstract: “Outpatient treatment with metformin reduced long COVID incidence by about 41%, with an absolute reduction of 4·1%, compared with placebo. Metformin has clinical benefits when used as outpatient treatment for COVID-19 and is globally available, low-cost, and safe.”
Novavax’s updated XBB.1.5 vaccine shows promising cross-neutralizing antibodies against new COVID-19 variants (preprint) News Medical Life Sciences. Not mRNA: “a more traditional vaccine that uses moth cells and tree bark.”
Previous COVID infection, side effects top reasons cited for not getting 2-strain booster Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
How BYD snatched Tesla’s crown Rest of World
Is India changing its name to Bharat? G20 invite controversy explained Channel News Asia
Never Say Never to an Asian NATO Foreign Policy
A Cloistered France Harper’s
The Spanish Impasse New Left Review
Dear Old Blighty
New Not-So-Cold War
Blinken hails ‘real progress’ in Ukrainian counteroffensive Anadolu Agency
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Crime and punishment The Economist (!). The deck: “Its agents have become expert in dark revenge. But some worry a clear strategy is absent.”
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Russia’s Eastern Policy: Old Restrictions and New Conditions Valdai Discussion Club
South of the Border
Two Women To Vie For Mexican Presidency In 2024 Agence France Presse
The shutdown threat would be off the table, under newly proposed legislation Government Executive
Biden Extends Sizeable Lead Over RFK Jr. Among Democratic Primary Voters Morning Consult. Stability in the headline, volatility in the text.
Docs Offer Glimpse Inside Censorship Industrial Complex RealClearPolitics
What OpenAI Really Wants Wired
The plan for AI to eat the world Politico. Commentary on the above.
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The Supreme Court’s major questions doctrine and AI regulation Brookings Institution
I’m so sorry for psychology’s loss, whatever it is Experimental History. One for KLG.
Mind the Gap On wooden pallets.
C. L. R. James’s Radical Vision of Common Humanity Boston Review
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Unconditional cash transfers reduce homelessness PNAS. A cluster-randomized controlled trial.
A surprising account for such a message:
This is Moca. He just learned some people think unions cause strikes and not the immense greed of corporations that refuse to pay employees a fair share despite owing the entirety of their profits to the labor of working people. 14/10 pic.twitter.com/NpKhOmRCB2
— WeRateDogs (@dog_rates) September 6, 2023
My Horny Raccoon Roommate and Me Hell Gate. N entirely SFW. But a testimony to the life force….
Antidote du jour (via):
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— GOOGOOLI (@fhtrhrgegrgyj) September 3, 2023
Double bonus antidote (Desert dog):
Desert dog writes:
My daughter sent this from Springfield, MO.
We discovered Monarch caterpillars in our side rock garden.
I was perplexed because I know monarchs only eat milkweed. Then I discovered the vine that I kept pulling out of the beds was actually a milkweed vine. That’s what it shows here in these pictures and the larva are feeding on them.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.