Quartz (Phil U)
Science Daily. Chuck L: “Too bad that humans didn’t get more of the Bonobo traits. And also those of the .:
Muriquis are , and unlike many other primates, males spend large periods of time together without significant aggressive encounters. As such, they are also not territorial.”
Motherboard. No comment.
San Diego Union Tribune (resilc)
The Automatic Earth
Politico. Barnier may want a reset, but is anyone in power in the UK listening?
FT. Another thoughtful Lucy Kellaway column.
Gretchen Morgenson on rating agencies.
AP (David L)
The Atlantic. resilc: “crisis: bien sur
together France: rechape?”
Le Monde. Record number of votes declare a pox on both their houses.
TRNN. Michael Hudson interview. Some things to bear in mind. The IMF remains hostage to its board, with the US and Europe (combined) having just over t50% of the votes.
Nonetheless, the IMF’s staff has been in revolt and the IMF has for the last 18 months been trying to beat some sanity into the Europeans, or sit out the next round of funding (which the Germans find unacceptable, they promised to their voters the IMF would run the program. The Germans and the other hardliners like the Netherlands and Latvia lack the technical capacity to run an IMF program it serves them to have the IMF look like the heavy).
The European lenders are the real villains here. They don’t want the principal writedowns– which the IMF has pushed for– because they’d have to recognize losses in their budgets now.
BBC. Too funny.
Politico. Trigger Warning: Don’t read this on a full stomach.
Patheos (judy b).
Free Thought Project
NY Post. furzy: “NOOOO PLEASE MAKE HER GO AWAY! !”
The New Yorker. When even The New Yorker thinks Chelsea’s fair game…
Economic Policy Institute ( Phil U). Make sure you don’t skip the last few pages, which Phil U calls “brutal.”
Nikkei Asian Review (furzy)
Quartz. And that’s probably a good thing, as the planet cannot sustain more than a billion more people adopting the consumption uber alles paradigm.
2016 Post Mortem
Salon (judy b). What’s most amazing about this piece is that it appeared in salon.
The Intercept (Phil U)
International Business Times
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