Medical Xpress (CL).
Tax Research UK
Economist. “Convenient, safe AVs, which allow riders to nap rather than mind the wheel, should reduce the hassle of travelling by car.” Anything below Level 5 demands constant vigilance by the driver, which negates the convenience advantage.
The Atlantic. “Instead of fixing the old trains, let’s rip out the tracks and fill the tunnels with fleets of autonomous vehicles running on pavement.”
South China Morning Post
Wolf Street (EM).
David Leonhardt, NYT
Global Guerillas. From 2017, still germane.
The Vineyard of the Saker
Institute for Government
Economist. The trigger on the privatization side seems to be the Carillion crash; the trigger on the government side seems to be a centralizing the schedule function in the head office, eliminating local expertise.
Democrats in Disarray
NY Post. Getting a lot of play at the state level (, , , , and ) but little nationally. A shame this lawsuit is coming from conservatives and not the left.
Washington Monthly. “Cross-pressured affluent suburban Democrats.”
NYT. “The lone Democratic outlier from the money chase is Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who bypassed large contributors in his 2016 presidential bid and still raised about $230 million, almost entirely from a torrent of small online donations — a model that many Democrats are trying to emulate.” Many?
s The Hill
Imperial Collapse Watch
America is already great:
Having now been in Beijing, Seoul and Singapore in the past six months, it is like peering into the future. Much of their infrastructure, compared to ours, is like the Jetsons compared to the Flintstones.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox)
Having just come through JFK’s international terminal, followed by a ride up to Boston on Amtrak, I can only agree.
Dandelion Salad (JB).
Salon (UserFriendly). Yves: “This is fun in a jaded way.”
CNBC. See also NC here.
Antidote du jour ():
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.