Happy May Day!
Science Magazine (Kevin W)
Slashdot (Chuck L). About time.
The Journal. PlutoniumKun: “Just a little example of how even satnav systems can kill, its not just self driving cars.”
Washington Post (Dr. Kevin)
PhysOrg (Robert M)
y FAIR (UserFriendly)
Real News Network. Not alone in making this observation….
Facebook. I gather on behalf of 5 Stars he calls for new elections.
BBC. Am I reading this correctly and this could set up a Constitutional crisis? The MPs can’t just tell the Government “stop Brexit”. They’d presumably have to pass a separate bill authorizing/ordering the withdrawal of Article 50. And what if the PM and a chunk of her cabinet resigns? In other words, I read this as very badly thought out.
New Cold War
Russia Insider (Kevin W). Key section, which also happens to apply to Brexit, which is why the “Oh this will be sorted somehow” crowd is in store for a rude awakening:
“Politics is more important than business now and this is a change that will last for years. The people that make politics think that politics is more important than finance,” says Stefan Benedetti, portfolio manager at Pioneer Investment. “This is going to be the biggest change in our lifetime.”
The Duran. Peter J: “I know it’s Duran, therefore Russian propaganda, but the second video is unbelievable.”
Another must-watch interview with on the ongoing massacre of peaceful Palestinians and the coordination between the US and Israel:
— Zach Carter (@zachjcarter)
Times of Israel (Kevin W)
Antiwar (Kevin W)
Defend Democracy Press (furzy). This is too funny.
Counterpunch Uri Avnery, Counterpunch (Chuck L)
. Defend Democracy
Imperial Collapse Watch
New Yorker (furzy). Important.
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
South China Morning Post. Lambert linked to this yesterday, but this is in the “Not to be missed” category. Wait till Jeff Bezos gets his hands on this…
Guardian (Kevin W)
From Richard Smith:
On reflection, I may have got a little carried away with my intro.
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind)
Australian Financial Review (Kevin W). I didn’t see Mnuchin announcing out of the blue that he might visit China as a sign of strength, particularly after the Financial Times had reported more than once that the Chinese were effectively not talking to the US over the tariff threat.
Wall Street Journal. Why am I not surprised? Trump has more power keeping this in play that deciding either way.
Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times. OMG, he defended stock buybacks.
CNN. UserFriendly: “Your daily stupid.”
Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Institute for Public Accuracy
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Los Angeles Times (Judy B)
New York Times. Bob K: “Is this ethical???” See also: Raw Story
Bloomberg (Kevin W)
Bloomberg. Ahem, contrary to the article’s claims, Uber’s losses say it’s burning cash even faster.
Bloomberg Law (Paul R). Wowsers. On the whole, looks good for employees in that the burden of proof of meeting the tests is on the employer (!!!) and one of the three tests is worker autonomy. It also looks to me (and please experts opine) that this will also wreak havoc with another gimmick that employers use, that of using agencies to hire people as supposed temps who aren’t temps (as in they work regular hours for months or more). However, how autonomous autonomous has to be isn’t yet clear, and I am not sure what the court means with the “independently established role” part.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance (UserFriendly). The point re establishments v. firms is big and a rare analytical fail by Bruenig. One of the most important studies of the effect of PE on employment used this survey…and still managed to cook the data (by treating addition of employees by merger, which results in no net hiring, as the same as job additions).
If you doubted that the Fed's job is to keep (or throw) some people out of work, read this.
Someone should tell them they could use an "employment buffer stock" to stabilize prices and the business cycle.
— Pavlina R Tcherneva (@ptcherneva)
Slate Star Codex. Important. UserFriendly: “Read past Tony Blair and it’s actually interesting.”
Antidote du jour. MGL: “‘Golden-slippered’ snowy egret @ Mission San Juan Capistrano”:
And a bonus of sorts from Kevin W. Of course, this was an Australian dolphin:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.