NYT. The mini-recession of 2015-16.
LRB. Network analysis wherever you look.
Handelsblatt. Better than carbon fibre?
Gizmodo (). “They found that when a user gives Facebook a phone number for two-factor authentication or in order to receive alerts about new log-ins to a user’s account, that phone number became targetable by an advertiser within a couple of weeks.” Thank heavens I never fell for all those security pushing me to give up my phone number for two-factor identification!
Media Reform Coalition ().
Elijah J. Magnier
South China Morning Post
The National Interest
ABC Australia (KW).
South China Morning Post
WSJ but NBC
NYT. The headline is quite gentle.
Nathan J. Robinson, Current Affairs. A close reading.
I’ve thought of the Kavanaugh imbroglio as a lens through which to view elite formation (key traits: dissembling and impunity*). Here is Stoller’s angle. Thread:
1. Kavanaugh's clearly on display anger and pain was quite confusing to millions of Americans. Many saw authenticity in his voice and thus in some way believed he is telling the truth. It is time for us to wake up to what aristocracy is. Aristocracy is a moral system.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller)
The responses are…. interesting. NOTE * Seems legit?
National Law Journal
Democracy. “College-educated suburban white women.”
Democrats in Disarray
Paging Joe Manchin:
Tom Perez pressed on whether the DNC would back candidates who vote for Kavanaugh. Perez says yes.
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim)
CBC. Please kill me now.
The Irish Times (Clive). Clive comments: “Bourne our of necessity, I’d say, for the person asking this question. I wonder how many more there are like him or her. The reply makes the point that in Eire, as in the U.K., health services not drowning in junk billing cash means resources are rationed so the price you pay can be long wait times. But at least your losses in terms of co-pays or out-of-pocket are either capped (nominal, trivial charges in the Republic’s system) or zero (in the U.K. system). Note too the nudging to avoid the problem of waiting lists by paying for insurance to, in essence, queue-jump. A slippery slope if ever there was one.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
The American Conservative
Reuters (GF). Privatization.
The Bitter Southerner. Johnny Cash.
Recode. “Once the discriminator tool could no longer distinguish if the portrait was man-made or not, the image was complete.”
Tim Berners-Lee, Medium. Big if true. , though. I dunno…. But worth checking out.
Antidote du jour ():
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.