! Craigslist (Randy K)
New York Times. The jackpot is coming…
Project Syndicate (David L). Important.
Pacific Standard (Chuck L)
Diabetes Forum. Furzy’s sister, an MD, flagged on the Archdruid’s latest post:
In other news, the medical malpractice industry may have claimed another victim. My father’s youngest brother was admitted to the hospital Monday night, and died tonight. Word from the family is that he was diabetic but denied insulin for at least 24 hours because the hospital didn’t have any, which could have exacerbated his heart condition. If this is true, as a diabetic, that kind of story leaves me a little nervous about my own future. I mean, I know a day will come when insulin will be an expensive luxury, and later on not available at all, but today any hospital in the USA worth its name should have some Humalog in stock!”
s Reuters (EM)
RxRights (furzy). “It looks like we have a classic example of pharma executives raising drug prices just for the hell of it!”
Wall Street Journal
Financial Times (Li). Important.
Beyond cost-benefit analysis: how emotions will play a part in the EU referendum LSE. As Clive pointed out colorfully in comments recently.
Didier Fassin, London Review of Books (guurst). “Those who have said that France is being turned into a police state have had little impact in the public debate, because for most people it is business as usual.”
Voltaire.net. Wat: “Russia may have carved Turkey out of NATO.”
EcoWatch (Glenn F)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Medium (guurst). A must read.
s New York Times (allan)
San Francisco Chronicle (Bill B)
Imperial Collapse Watch
Reuters (EM). How is this a show of strength? Everyone knows we have them. Do we really need to prove they work?
Supreme Court Trench Warfare
Wall Street (guurst)
Politico (furzy). Sight unseen!
Hillary’s E-Mail Hairball
International Business Times
New York Times. The story bizarrely has very little about the content of the e-mails released on Friday.
New York Times
Politco. Furzy: “Smart enuf move I’d say…..before Giuliani hops on….” Li pointed out the same thing, that Christie’s endorsement means he believes that he will benefit from being at the front of this parade.
New Yorker (EmilianoZ). Why is it only now, when Trump in on the verge of being unstoppable, that the media starts digging into his history? Were the elites so convinced that he’d implode that no one bothered doing oppo? Remember the results of a famous study on cognitive biases. Participants were chosen for holding a false belief about the Iraq War (I don’t remember which one, but on the order of there having been WMD in Iraq). They were then shown a short video of prominent people, including President Bush, saying that that view was false. They were surveyed after watching the video. On average, they were more convinced of their incorrect view after seeing the video than they were before. So the Trump true believers are unlikely to be swayed, and the question is how many Republicans are open to hearing new information about him?
David Cay Johnston, National Memo (Kim Kaufman)
‘ CNN (furzy)
Statement from Activist Who Challenged Hillary Clinton on Race
Steve Waldman. Really good.
Intercept (martha r). Maybe you should have thought what the result would be of screwing workers economically when workers can still vote, and young people aren’t yet burdened with families and so don’t have to put up and shut up. They will instead see the remedy as more aggressive purging of “liberal” college faculties.
Charles Pierce, Esquire (resilc)
Pharma double winners in four easy steps:
1. Promote expensive oxy overprescription such that it
2. Generates heroin epidemic leading to
3. Explosion of new Hepatitis C infections requiring prescription of
4. Expensive Hep C drugs
Reuters. EM: “And as with the PG&E San Bruno pipeline explosion, you can be sure no one is gonna go to jail or even personally pay a fine over this.”
New York Times
Antidote du jour (Sharon S. via Timotheus). We’ve gotten lots of bird antidotes of late. Is that because you want spring to be here already?