This day in history: On March 25, 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland.
The Verge. Reify99: “There are lots of instances of fish devolving,- losing sight, coloration over generations in a dark environment. This one CLIMBS WATERFALLS, too.”
Guardian. RIP. Alas, that means no more Bernie Gunther novels– after Greeks Bearing Gifts is published next month, and Metropolis, next year.
Fox. Ban TV babble in airports and disconnect the machines. One of the many annoying things about US airports is the constant sound barrage. Doesn’t have to be that way: I find it much more pleasant to pass through airports that have adopted a quiet policy (e.g. Heathrow, Asian airports). Flying is stressful enough without the cable cacophony.
Uber’s Killer Car
The deck: The time to think about ethics in autonomous vehicle accidents is now. American Conservative
Benjaminstudebaker.com UserFriendly: “bingo”
Kill Me Now
New York Post. Please help me avoid straying into any “sacred space of sisterhood and fellowship.”
The deck: The economist emphasised the need to improve the education system and skill development and also batted for Universal Basic Income. Scroll.in. Interesting– Rajan is former head of India’s central bank, forced out by Modi.
The Wire. Part three of a three-part series; links to first two parts included within.
NY Post. What the hell is she raising money for? $10K minimum donation to be a charter member in the Onward Together Leadership Council. I guess grifters gotta grift.
Chicago Tribune. UserFriendly: “drain that swamp.”
The Baffler. Pete Peterson obit by Doug Henwood.
Asia Times. Pepe Escobar.
Independent. Robert Fisk.
Independent. Patrick Cockburn.
Quartz (David L) For Steve Jobs to be concerned, you know it’s bad.
Columbia Journalism Review
Above the Law
Mediaite. She does have a point.
DeSmogBlog. From two weeks ago, but still germane.
Foreign Policy. Stephen Walt.
The deck: How power in America has turned the rule of law into a mere myth. Lapham’s Quarterly. Ralph Nader. Important.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here