Defend Democracy Press
Grist. “‘We must all find a way to collectively use less water while respecting the Law of the River,’ [Kathryn Sorensen, director of Phoenix’s Water Services Department] says. ‘That’s of course a tricky proposition because the Law of the River is basically the most complex governance structure ever created by human beings.'” It’s Lake Mead, Jake.
Detroit Free Press. . Ford is calling this a “black swan event,” but there was a (smaller) fire at this Meridian Magnesium Products facility a year ago. , post-fire (). Not looking good. Typically, your factory that catches on fire is a less-than-ideal place to work, so I wonder what the shop floor was like. And how Ford ended up with no redundancy in their supply chain for a critical part. Automotive maven readers?
Tax Research UK
Bloomberg. A live blog; see the handy timeline at right: “Malaysia’s Opposition Coalition Wins Majority in Election as Mahathir Pulls Off Stunning Upset.”
Channel News Asia. The headline does not exaggerate; the losing party had ruled for 61 years, and democratic transitions are not a given in that part of the world.
U.S. Department of State
Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (KW).
Agence France Presse
The Wire (J-LS).
The American Conservative. Re-upping this. Of course, if Democrats wanted to govern, Obama would have prosecuted the torturters (as he would have prosecuted the banksters). And here we are!
Democrats in Disarray
NPR. With a big picture of Cory Booker, who wants to do a pilot program. Come on.
(PDF) Tami Kim, Kate Barasz, and Leslie K. John, Journal of Consumer Research. “Drawing on literature about offline norms of information-sharing, we posit that ad transparency backfires when it exposes marketing practices that violate norms about ‘information flows’—consumers’ beliefs about how their information ought to move between parties.”
NYT. : “It’s like asking Jay Gould how to ‘fix’ the railroads.”
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Yale Daily News. #NappingWhileBlack…
Article 20 Network (RK).
n+1. Mexico City.
Labor Notes (Huey Long).
Nature (HM). “In April, Michael Molino, an English professor and an associate dean at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale, sent an email to department chairs that outlined a plan to seek ‘qualified alumni to join the SIU Graduate Faculty in a zero-time (adjunct) status.’ The appointments would last for three years. The letter encourages department chairs to nominate ‘some of your finest former students who are about supporting SIU.'” “Passionate” is one of those words….
Joseph Stiglitz, Guardian
Paul Craig Roberts (!).
Antidote of the day ():
my mom put oil on her bird er to keep squirrels from stealing the bird food and
— christina rotondo (@christinaroto)
And an anti-antidote. Nature red in tooth and claw (JK):
JK writes: “Mr Sprinkles is an avid sportsman. He has sitting next to the tree this morning and i went to get a picture of him looking very distinguished when he heard the dove land on the bird er. The squirrel is fairly sure he is safe but there is some worry there. Actually, I see mania, panic, and worry all in one photo. If only complacency could have worked its way in somewhere.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.