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  • Nicholas McCay

Eclectic Spacewalk - July 2018

Updated: Jul 8, 2019

Enjoy scratching your brain’s curiosity itch! Here is a sampling of the best content I consumed this past month. Also published on Medium: https://medium.com/eclectic-spacewalk/eclectic-spacewalk-july-2018-b22f342fe266

  • Books

  • Audio books

  • Top 10 Articles/Essays

  • Podcasts

  • TED Talks

  • Videos

  • Lectures/Debates

  • Documentaries

  • “Best of the Rest” Articles/Essays

Book(s):

Mind, Language And Society: Philosophy In The Real World by John R Searle

https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Language-Society-Philosophy-Masterminds/dp/0465045219


Complex Spreading Phenomena in Social Systems - edited by Sune Lehmann and Yong-Yeol Ahn

https://socialcontagionbook.github.io/


The Age of Perplexity: Rethinking the World We Knew - 23 authors

https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/books/the-age-of-perplexity/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=techreview&utm_campaign=MITcompany

Audio book(s)

Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin

https://www.audible.com/pd/Classics/Giovannis-Room-Audiobook/B00C2ZZAQ0


Death by Finding by David Sedaris

https://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/Theft-by-Finding-Audiobook/B01N384PPA

Top 10 Articles/Essays —

Don't allow the World Cup smokescreen to hide what really matters

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world-cup/world-cup-2018-russia-vladimir-putin-theresa-may-grenfell-tower-jonathan-liew-a8434516.html?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Are things getting worse – or does it just feel that way?

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/jul/20/things-getting-worse-or-feel-that-way


There Are No Laws of Physics. There’s Only the Landscape.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/there-are-no-laws-of-physics-theres-only-the-landscape-20180604/


How Silicon Valley Fuels an Informal Caste System

https://www.wired.com/story/how-silicon-valley-fuels-an-informal-caste-system/amp?__twitter_impression=true


How the capitalist class is strangling the American economy

http://theweek.com/articles/783356/how-capitalist-class-strangling-american-economy


How the Dominant Business Paradigm Turns Nice People into Psychopaths

http://evonomics.com/how-maximizing-shareholder-value-turns-nice-people-into-psychopaths/?utm_source=newsletter_campaign=organic


Truth, Disrupted

https://hbr.org/cover-story/2018/07/truth-disrupted


How is this shit legal?

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-is-this-shit-legal-1827813308


Almost 80% of US workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Here's why

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/29/us-economy-workers-paycheck-robert-reich


Letter from Shenzhen

https://logicmag.io/04-letter-from-shenzhen/


“Best of the rest” Articles/Essays at the bottom of the post: Anti-Trust, Barrett Brown, Books, Courts, Climate Change, Community Organizing, Corporations literally will kill you, Economics, Education, Environment, #FaithRestoredInHumanity, Facebook, Farming/Food, Health, History, Housing, Immigration, theInternetz, Journalism, Law Enforcement, Medium “Best of,” Military, Miscellaneous, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Politics, Psychedelics, Psychology, Racism, RUSSIA AHH MOTHERLAND, Science, Soccer/World Cup Finals Heavy Sports, Surveillance State, Tech Dystopia, Tech Utopia, Transportation, War on Drugs, Work, World Society

Podcast(s) —

Joe Rogan Experience #1151 - Sean Carroll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtxzMb9CpTM


Joe Rogan Experience #1145 - Peter Schiff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3u7kDfEtKfs&t=369s


Exponential Wisdom Episode 56: Passing the Turing Test

http://podcast.diamandis.com/2018/07/15/episode-56-passing-the-turing-test/


Mindscape Podcast: Episode Zero

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3MrWRQpmOQ


Episode 2: Carlo Rovelli on Quantum Mechanics, Spacetime, and Reality

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZoeZ4Ozhb8


Duncan Trussell | Theo Von's This Past Weekend #112

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YujKPgbya3Q


Levar Burton Reads - Episode 25: "Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience TM" by Rebecca Roanhorse

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2GmJquxvz4EqhOwkeafmtD


Civics 101- The Death Penalty

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4gBGM5WkFXg25Qid2JxqcO

TED Talks -

Where are all the aliens? - Stephen Webb

https://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_webb_where_are_all_the_aliens

Supplement Link

https://www.science20.com/hontas_farmer/alien_life_vs_earthly_assumptions_the_fermi_paradox_stands_firm-233004


The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's Surface -Will Marshall

https://www.ted.com/talks/will_marshall_the_mission_to_create_a_searchable_database_of_earth_s_surface


How to stop swiping and find your person on dating apps - Christina Wallace

https://www.ted.com/talks/christina_wallace_how_to_stop_swiping_and_find_your_person_on_dating_apps

Videos -

Comic-Con 2018 Official Trailer: COSMOS | COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXako3rIAr8


The Fantasy of Ultimate Purpose – How Films, Series and Video Games Reveal What Really Drives Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSLb3COkAHg


The War on Consciousness - Graham Hancock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOUWgtbIhgE


You Will Wish You Watched This Before You Started Using Social Media | The Twisted Truth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmEDAzqswh8


How a new aristocracy's segregation puts stress on society

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2-IwnoTrOI


When Meritocracy Breeds Greed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DXsPeBiIQY


Quentin Tarantino and the Poetry Between the Lines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLV-UzASMg


Lenia – Mathematical Life Forms

https://vimeo.com/277328815/description


Evolution - Simplest Explanation Possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIvXwBSMCRo


We’re Close to a Universal Quantum Computer, Here’s Where We're At

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yaY4Fw-ovM


TOKYO: Earth's Model MEGACITY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SL9KRvzVmo


Dave Chappelle on comedy in the #MeToo moment: 'We're all figuring this out'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTv1wJ_VUgY


Deconstructing Funny: Coen Brothers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IndW_NUiAY&t=685s


West Philadelphia, Born and Raised

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRyEjWQysVk


Why the US national anthem is terrible — and perfect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdl8p9akJJw


Making Sense of Globalization in the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY6RpD6yaAs


Aldous Huxley and Brave New World: The Dark Side of Pleasure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGkymdspups


Archive Dreaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN0ByXpR700

Lecture/Debate -

Smart Materials of the Future - with Anna Ploszajski

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-_rwDgLMpk


The Physics and Psychology of Colour - with Andrew Hanson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af78RPi6ayE&t=2s

Documentary -

The Disruptors

https://ihavenotv.com/the-disruptors-secrets-of-silicon-valley


MDMA The Movie - Long Form Fundraising Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2UgmXEgoLA


Joshua Tree

https://vimeo.com/280210212


Hollyweed Pilot | from Kevin Smith | Rivit TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSwv39eWMws


Interpol - who controls the world police? | DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IdwAz-AOYM


The Monolith

https://vimeo.com/244555885


What Do Artists Do All Day Frank Quitely 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42f-UNHlYrI


Science Moms: Full Film!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEGAUHkHMyE


History of the Internet: National Geographic (2018) - BBC Documentary (54:02)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqBrWpUJ-cQ


The Children of Agent Orange

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3DcCtoUubo&feature=share


The Last Defense

https://abc.go.com/shows/the-last-defense?cid=HMI|LastDefense|21223177|1484175|222409074|102277865


Outsiders: How To Adapt H.P. Lovecraft In the 21st Century

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8u8wZ0WvxI


Punishment (Documentary)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbenM5X1BTY



Two for the road-


-https://twitter.com/wgeary/status/1018863807773446145/video/1


- https://twitter.com/iamshinerk/status/1013365513659904000/photo/1

Best of the Rest Article/Essays —

Anti-Trust

The New Octopus

https://logicmag.io/04-the-new-octopus/


Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs

https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2018/06/22/cowen_technopoly/?__twitter_impression=true


Have the Tech Giants Grown Too Powerful? That’s an Easy One

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/11/magazine/facebook-google-uber-tech-giants-power.html


Policy Failure: The Role of “Economics” in AT&T-Time Warner and American Express

https://promarket.org/policy-failure-role-economics-att-time-warner-american-express/


Barrett Brown

NPR says I’m planning “global chaos.” This is a half-truth

https://blog.usejournal.com/npr-says-im-planning-global-chaos-this-is-a-half-truth-a38e50874456


Barrett Brown's Pursuance Project

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/85883596/barrett-browns-pursuance-project


Books

The Elephant in the Brain

https://sideways-view.com/2018/07/08/the-elephant-in-the-brain/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Booked: The End of an Illusion

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/booked-interview-fred-block-capitalism-end-of-an-illusion


The American Nightmare

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/children-border-american-nightmare/


War of error

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/directorate-s-steve-coll-luttwak/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Can a Laugh Be Inherited? How Genes Define Who We Are

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/science/2018/07/can-a-laugh-be-inherited--how-genes-define-who-we-are?__twitter_impression=true


These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/these-20-pictures-will-teach-you-more-than-reading-100-books


He’s One of Brazil’s Greatest Writers. Why Isn’t Machado de Assis More Widely Read?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/09/hes-one-of-brazils-greatest-writers-why-isnt-machado-de-assis-more-widely-read/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Courts

Tipping the Scales

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/07/19/supreme-court-tipping-scales/


The supreme court has already reshaped America – here's how

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/jul/02/supreme-court-donald-trump-anthony-kennedy-conservative-nominee-republicans


Climate Change

An Optimist's Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world?__twitter_impression=true


Is Fixing the Climate Incompatible with American Ideals?

http://nautil.us/issue/62/systems/is-fixing-the-climate-incompatible-with-american-ideals?utm_source=Nautilus&utm_campaign=a03955c61a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_11_06_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dc96ec7a9d-a03955c61a-60566485


Corporations’ green promises are often undermined by their lobbying

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90204527/corporations-green-promises-are-often-undermined-by-their-lobbying?__twitter_impression=true


Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/jul/17/neoliberalism-has-conned-us-into-fighting-climate-change-as-individuals?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true


The Media’s Failure to Connect the Dots on Climate Change

https://newrepublic.com/article/150124/medias-failure-connect-dots-climate-change


How Did the End of the World Become Old News?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/07/climate-change-wildfires-heatwave-media-old-news-end-of-the-world.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s3&utm_campaign=sharebutton-b&__twitter_impression=true


Fossil Fuel Industries Outspend Clean Energy Advocates On Climate Lobbying By 10 To 1

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fossil-fuel-industries-climate-lobbying_us_5b4f8fdee4b0de86f4894831


Crops Are Dying. Forests Are Burning. This Summer’s Heat Wave Has Fueled Natural Disasters Around the World.

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/07/crops-are-dying-forests-are-burning-this-summers-heat-wave-has-fueled-natural-disasters-around-the-world/?utm_source=EHN&utm_campaign=84582dc0e4-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8573f35474-84582dc0e4-99399637


How Climate Change in Bangladesh Impacts Women and Girls

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-climate-change-in-bangladesh-impacts-women-and-girls


A Time-Lapsed Glacier Collapse Is the Saddest Science Lesson

https://www.wired.com/story/a-time-lapsed-glacier-collapse-is-the-saddest-science-lesson/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Community Organizing

Organizing on the DL

https://thebaffler.com/your-sorry-ass/organizing-on-the-dl


Corporations will literally kill you

New Jersey Woman on Oxygen Dies After Electric Company Shuts Off Her Power

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/nyregion/woman-dies-oxygen-tank-electricity.html


Economics

CEOs vs. Workers

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/07/ceos-workers-bernie-sanders-class-conflict


The Self-Made Billionaire Is a Myth

https://www.damemagazine.com/2018/07/17/the-self-made-billionaire-is-a-myth/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Can a Cap Be Placed on the Incomes of the Super-Rich?

https://truthout.org/articles/can-a-cap-be-placed-on-the-incomes-of-the-super-rich/


Paychecks Lag as Profits Soar, and Prices Erode Wage Gains

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/business/economy/wages-workers-profits.html?login=email&auth=login-email


Wall Street managers have cost Americans more than $600 billion over the past decade

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/wall-street-managers-cost-americans-600-billion-past-decade-134658282.html?__twitter_impression=true


Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/09/who-really-stands-to-win-from-universal-basic-income


White College Graduates Are Doing Great With Their Parents' Money

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/565640/?__twitter_impression=true


Portugal

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/business/portugal-economy-austerity.html


Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/can-economists-and-humanists-ever-be-friends


Education

California County Law Enforcement Puts Kids On Probation for Bad Grades

https://theappeal.org/california-county-law-enforcement-puts-kids-on-probation-for-bad-grades/


1 in 4 Chicago schools failing new inspections spurred by dirty schools report

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/1-in-4-chicago-schools-fail-in-new-inspections-spurred-by-dirty-schools-reports/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/looks-like-debt-to-me-miller

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/1-in-4-chicago-schools-fail-in-new-inspections-spurred-by-dirty-schools-reports/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

- https://twitter.com/BillDixonish/status/1015995596396642304?s=03


Environment

How Bad Is Football for the Environment?

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/zm8p9x/how-bad-is-football-for-the-environment


Heatwave unveils ancient settlements in Wales

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-wales-44746447?__twitter_impression=true


Is the world running out of sand? The truth behind stolen beaches and dredged islands

https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/jul/01/riddle-of-the-sands-the-truth-behind-stolen-beaches-and-dredged-islands


#FaithRestoredInHumanity

'Still can't believe it worked"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/12/world/asia/thailand-cave-rescue-seals.html?mtrref=undefined&mtrref=www.nytimes.com&gwh=72D39F411F9E8514120F659836579012&gwt=pay


‘Time is running out’: Inside the treacherous rescue of boys trapped in a Thai cave  

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/time-is-running-out-inside-the-treacherous-rescue-of-boys-trapped-in-thai-cave/2018/07/13/df335afe-8614-11e8-8f6c-46cb43e3f306_story.html?utm_term=.09fbb21b0672&__twitter_impression=true&noredirect=on


Facebook

The jungle book

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/books/the-jungle-book/article24488608.ece/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Facebook Gave a Russian Internet Giant a Special Data Extension

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-gave-russian-internet-giant-special-data-extension/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Facebook fined for data breaches in Cambridge Analytica scandal

https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/11/facebook-fined-for-data-breaches-in-cambridge-analytica-scandal?__twitter_impression=true


Why is the BBC downplaying the Facebook Brexit scandal?

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/11/bbc-downplaying-facebook-brexit-scandal-bias?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true


Farming/Food

The Next American Farm Bust Is Upon Us

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-next-american-farm-bust-is-upon-us-1486572488?mod=djmc_pkt_ff


America’s Enduring Failure to Prevent Food-Borne Illness

https://newrepublic.com/article/149628/americas-enduring-failure-prevent-food-borne-illness


Health

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

https://www.propublica.org/article/health-insurers-are-vacuuming-up-details-about-you-and-it-could-raise-your-rates


Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/health/world-health-breastfeeding-ecuador-trump.html


HHS Plans to Delete 20 Years of Critical Medical Guidelines

https://amp.thedailybeast.com/hhs-plans-to-delete-20-years-of-critical-medical-guidelines-next-week?via=FB_Page&source=TDB&__twitter_impression=true


The Class Politics of Teeth

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/class-politics-teeth-oral-health-dentistry-inequality


Doctor burnout behind many medical errors, study finds

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/doctor-burnout-widespread-and-behind-many-medical-errors-study-finds/?__twitter_impression=true


In Town With Little Water, Coca-Cola Is Everywhere. So Is Diabetes

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/14/world/americas/mexico-coca-cola-diabetes.html#click=https://t.co/PbgflMAwOA


Juice is NOT healthy

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/07/opinion/sunday/juice-is-not-healthy-sugar.html


A Frightening New Reason to Worry About Air Pollution

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/07/a-frightening-new-reason-to-worry-about-air-pollution/564428/


History

History in an Age of Fake News

https://www.chronicle.com/article/History-in-an-Age-of-Fake-News/243982


Feeding the gods: Hundreds of skulls reveal massive scale of human sacrifice in Aztec capital

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/feeding-gods-hundreds-skulls-reveal-massive-scale-human-sacrifice-aztec-capital


Christianity spread faster in small, politically structured societies

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-018-0379-3.epdf?author_access_token=z54dS7lw7SBXr7CrhvcLotRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0PCYhA6Otw_HU7rcR4Z2tg_lN4893HZCoA88x_txEFg3nIxMlF-M1INTLVj_aIyJlv7582V5AV8m533wufK1WOiTqtf6leiVeVdH6pF7USWIg%3D%3D


The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/04/06/the-bloody-family-history-of-the-guillotine/


Maps: 7 thrillingly new perspectives on the world and how we live today

https://ideas.ted.com/7-thrillingly-new-perspectives-on-the-world-and-how-we-live-today/


Our homes don’t need formal spaces

https://www.curbed.com/2018/7/11/17536876/great-room-house-size-design-square-footage


This plan shows how government should get back in the housing business

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90204034/this-plan-shows-how-government-should-get-back-in-the-housing-business?__twitter_impression=true


Immigration

Unable to Hold Migrant Families Indefinitely, the Trump Administration Turns to Ankle Monitors

https://psmag.com/.amp/news/unable-to-hold-migrant-families-indefinitely-the-trump-administration-turns-to-ankle-monitors?__twitter_impression=true


The Myth of the Criminal Immigrant

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/03/30/the-myth-of-the-criminal-immigrant


The Pentagon promised citizenship to immigrants who served. Now it might help deport them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/06/26/the-pentagon-promised-citizenship-to-immigrants-who-served-now-it-might-help-deport-them/?noredirect=on&__twitter_impression=true

- https://twitter.com/jmartNYT/status/1017744030765944833?s=03


the Internetz

“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/07/the-man-who-created-the-world-wide-web-has-some-regrets


Can Facebook clean up its act?

https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/07/facebook-notes-from-a-scandal-investigative-operations-team-iot-rohingya-myanmar-cambodia-press?__twitter_impression=true


Top Communications Union Joins Group Pushing for Facebook’s Breakup

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-07-09/communications-union-joins-group-pushing-for-facebook-s-breakup?__twitter_impression=true


States slow to prepare for hacking threats

https://www.politico.com/amp/story/2018/07/18/hackers-states-elections-upgrades-729054?__twitter_impression=true


An Invisible Tax on the Web: Video Codecs

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2018/07/11/royalty-free-web-video-codecs/


Journalism

It’s Been Over a Year Since MSNBC Has Mentioned US War in Yemen

https://fair.org/home/action-alert-its-been-over-a-year-since-msnbc-has-mentioned-us-war-in-yemen/


“Known but not discussed”: Low-income people aren’t getting quality news and information. What can the industry do about it?

http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/07/known-but-not-discussed-low-income-people-arent-getting-quality-news-and-information-what-can-the-industry-do-about-it/


Tronc’s Smash and Grab

https://newrepublic.com/article/150174/troncs-smash-grab


Jeff Bezos’ Paper Tells You Not to Worry About Those Billionaires

https://fair.org/home/jeff-bezos-paper-tells-you-not-to-worry-about-those-billionaires/


Freedom from what?: It’s time to broaden the definition of a “free press”

http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/06/freedom-from-what-its-time-to-broaden-the-definition-of-a-free-press/


How the BBC Lost the Plot on Brexit

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/07/12/how-the-bbc-lost-the-plot-on-brexit/


Water in a news desert: New Jersey is spending $5 million to fund innovation in local news

http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/07/water-in-a-news-desert-new-jersey-is-spending-5-million-to-fund-innovation-in-local-news/


Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/19/630443485/reporter-shows-the-links-between-the-men-behind-brexit-and-the-trump-campaign?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social


A journalist's conscious made her reveal her source to the FBI. Here is why?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/she-broke-a-cardinal-rule-of-journalism-by-revealing-her-source-to-the-fbi-heres-why/2018/07/06/b3201632-8128-11e8-b9a5-7e1c013f8c33_story.html?utm_term=.7ce05ac7bf97


Alan Dershowitz should not have had friends to lose

https://theoutline.com/post/5278/alan-dershowitz-should-not-have-had-friends-to-lose?zd=3&zi=gsnhtagx


Law Enforcement

Where Chicagoans Are Being Stopped and Frisked

https://www.citylab.com/amp/article/562160/?__twitter_impression=true


Think prison abolition in America is impossible? It once felt inevitable

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/19/prison-abolition-america-impossible-inevitable?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true


At urging of Minneapolis police, Hennepin EMS workers subdued dozens with a powerful sedative

http://m.startribune.com/at-urging-of-police-hennepin-emts-subdued-dozens-with-powerful-sedative/485607381/


This NYPD Officer Reported Sexual Harassment. Then She Was Forced Into Rehab.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kendalltaggart/this-nypd-officer-reported-sexual-harassment-then-she-was#.es4YV6EPX


Best of "Medium"

A New Tech Manifesto

https://medium.com/s/trustissues/a-new-tech-manifesto-21d251058af3


How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can, Too)

https://medium.com/s/story/how-i-fully-quit-google-and-you-can-too-4c2f3f85793a


The Misguided Idiot’s Quest for Immortality

https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/the-misguided-idiots-quest-for-immortality-bb4c9e74457e


Say Hello to Our Disappointing Robot Future

https://medium.com/@LanceUlanoff/say-hello-to-our-disappointing-robot-future-e6f7d1d42e24


The Cognition Crisis

https://medium.com/s/futurehuman/the-cognition-crisis-a1482e889fcb


Military

Forget Killer Robots: Autonomous Weapons Are Already Online

https://undark.org/article/killer-robots-autonomous-weapons-online/


PBS Report from Yemen: As Millions Face Starvation, American-Made Bombs Are Killing Civilians

https://www.democracynow.org/2018/7/19/pbs_report_from_yemen_as_millions


How to Survive America's Kill List

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/how-to-survive-americas-kill-list-699334/


What America Could Do With European Levels of Military Spending

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/2018/07/12/what-america-could-do-with-european-levels-military-spending/?utm_term=.471d0598b951&__twitter_impression=true


Plutonium is missing, but the government says nothing

https://www.publicintegrity.org/2018/07/16/21834/plutonium-missing-government-says-nothing


US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

https://apnews.com/amp/38334c4d061e493fb108bd975b5a1a5d?__twitter_impression=true


Miscellaneous

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-an-ex-cop-rigged-mcdonalds-monopoly-game-and-stole-millions


Before Children’s Grisly Deaths, a Family Fought for Them and Lost

https://theappeal.org/before-childrens-grisly-deaths-a-family-fought-for-them-and-lost/?utm_source=The+Appeal&utm_campaign=423c0524e2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_03_52_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_72df992d84-423c0524e2-58398699


Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escape

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/01/french-bank-robber-redoine-faid-breaks-free-jail-dramatic-helicopter/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Millions of Dollars Are Being Sent to a Ponzi Like Ethereum Smart Contract Game That Might Never End

https://www.trustnodes.com/2018/07/22/millions-dollars-sent-ponzi-like-ethereum-smart-contract-game-might-never-end


Neuroscience

To Make Sense of the Present, Brains May Predict the Future

https://www.quantamagazine.org/to-make-sense-of-the-present-brains-may-predict-the-future-20180710/


Philosophy

Descartes was wrong: ‘a person is a person through other persons’

https://aeon.co/amp/ideas/descartes-was-wrong-a-person-is-a-person-through-other-persons?__twitter_impression=true


African Philosophy Is More Than You Think It Is

https://iainews.iai.tv/articles/african-philosophy-is-more-than-you-think-it-is-auid-1097


How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/07/03/how-to-grow-old-bertrand-russell/


Now Playing at a Cartesian Theater Near You: Dualism Returns

https://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/dualism-returns/?utm_source=eSkeptic&utm_campaign=f36699c1a7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_09_05_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8c0a740eb4-f36699c1a7-73265861&mc_cid=f36699c1a7&mc_eid=4a61425ae9


On coincidence

https://aeon.co/essays/just-how-meaningful-is-coincidence-beyond-the-statistics


Politics

Different political systems suppress or facilitate the impact of intelligence on how you vote: A comparison of the U.S. and Denmark

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289618300060


Electoral law has been broken – this is a fight for the soul of our democracy

https://amp.theguardian.com/politics/2018/jul/08/electoral-law-broken-fight-for-soul-of-democracy?__twitter_impression=true


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Message to the Democratic Party

https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-message-to-the-democratic-party


Bread and Roses for All

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/07/democratic-socialism-dsa-nixon-ocasio-cortez


Scott Pruitt Resigns From EPA, Leaving Behind a Mountain of Crap With His Name on It

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/scott-pruitt-resign-epa-696332/


The Blue Pill Presidency

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/07/19/the-blue-pill-presidency/


Trump Foundation donated to charities that booked galas at Mar-a-Lago

https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/national-govt--politics/trump-foundation-donated-charities-that-booked-galas-mar-lago/mfh5YFm3bK8iUOVQ8UnXKN/amp.html


I.R.S. Will No Longer Force Kochs and Other Groups to Disclose Donors

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/us/politics/irs-will-no-longer-force-kochs-and-other-groups-to-disclose-donors.html#click=https://t.co/8CkdcFjc87


Psychedelics

How to Change Your Mind: Michael Pollan on How the Science of Psychedelics Illuminates Consciousness, Mortality, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

https://www.brainpickings.org/2018/07/11/how-to-change-your-mind-michael-pollan/


Psychology

Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors

https://qz.com/1313944/being-rational-all-the-time-isnt-going-to-do-you-any-favors/


The False God of Attention

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/false-god-attention


Where Do Ex-Evangelicals Come From?

https://chrisstroop.com/2017/06/07/where-do-ex-evangelicals-come-from/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Racism

The White Man, Unburdened

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-white-man-unburdened-slobodian-schrader


Why Did the Democrats Lose the South? Bringing New Data to an Old Debate

https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/aer.20161413&&from=f


RUSSSSSSSSSSSSIA AHHHHHH MOTHERLANNNNND!

The Russian Hack

http://www.emptywheel.net/2018/07/13/the-russian-hack/


Science

First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1825/


Meet the Woman Who Rocked Particle Physics—Three Times

https://www.wired.com/story/meet-the-woman-who-rocked-particle-physicsthree-times/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Emmy Noether’s revolutionary theorem explained, from kindergarten to PhD

https://insidetheperimeter.ca/noethers-theorem-kindergarten-phd/?utm_content=74641981&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


Physics Needs Philosophy / Philosophy Needs Physics

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/physics-needs-philosophy-philosophy-needs-physics/


Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

https://www.quantamagazine.org/evidence-found-for-a-new-fundamental-particle-20180601/


The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-octonion-math-that-could-underpin-physics-20180720/


Soccer/World Cup Finals Heavy

The World Cup Was A Grift, Just Like Everything Else

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b50d27ae4b0de86f48af069/amp?8et=&__twitter_impression=true


Fiat Workers to Strike Following Cristiano Ronaldo's Transfer to Juventus

https://syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2785499-fiat-workers-to-strike-following-cristiano-ronaldos-transfer-to-juventus.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


The Myth That Holds Back American Soccer

https://ben-fast.com/2018/06/28/the-myth-that-holds-back-american-soccer/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


What Exactly is Preventing US Soccer and MLS from Participating in the FIFA Solidarity/Training Compensation System?

https://socceresq.com/2018/07/07/what-exactly-is-preventing-us-soccer-and-mls-from-participating-in-the-fifa-solidarity-training-compensation-system/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Why Does Every Soccer Player Do This?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/10/sports/world-cup/england-croatia-france-belgium.html


FIFA gift Scottish family ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip to World Cup Final after touching video of Colombia fans consoling son goes viral

https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/news/2862853/world-cup-final-fifa-winner-tickets-free-iain-aleks-meiklejohn/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Sports

Veterans Speak Out Against The Militarization Of Sports

http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/07/20/military-sports-astore-francona


Hogan’s Reinstatement Was The Low Blow Black WWE Fans Saw Coming

https://www.theshadowleague.com/story/hogan-s-reinstatement-was-the-low-blow-black-wwe-fans-saw-coming


Emotionally and economically, being a sports fan sucks. So why do we do it?

https://qz.com/1330113/emotionally-and-economically-being-a-sports-fan-sucks-so-why-do-we-do-it/


Surveillance State

How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest

https://motherboard.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/vbj4qb/how-fracking-companies-use-facebook-surveillance-to-ban-protest?__twitter_impression=true


Big Brother’s Blind Spot

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/big-brothers-blind-spot-mcneil


Inside China’s Dystopian Dreams: A.I., Shame and Lots of Cameras

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/08/business/china-surveillance-technology.html


Tech Dystopia

Why bad technology dominates our lives, according to Don Norman

https://www.fastcompany.com/90202172/why-bad-technology-dominates-our-lives-according-to-don-norman


When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

https://gizmodo.com/when-a-stranger-decides-to-destroy-your-life-1827546385/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Zachary Loeb — From Megatechnic Bribe to Megatechnic Blackmail: Mumford’s ‘Megamachine’ After the Digital Turn

https://www.boundary2.org/2018/07/loeb/


Social Media Manipulation Rising Globally, New Oxford Report Warns

https://yro.slashdot.org/story/18/07/20/2356226/social-media-manipulation-rising-globally-new-oxford-report-warns?utm_source=slashdot&utm_medium=twitter


Memes That Kill: The Future Of Information Warfare

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/future-of-information-warfare/


All EFF’d Up

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/all-effd-up-levine


The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/561752/


Elon Musk and the Cult of the Celebrity Savior

https://www.villagevoice.com/2018/07/13/elon-musk-and-the-cult-of-the-celebrity-savior/


China Built an Army of Influence Agents in the U.S.

https://amp.thedailybeast.com/how-china-built-an-army-of-influence-agents-in-the-us?__twitter_impression=true


Invasion of Privacy: Your home address found through photos of your cat

https://www.abcactionnews.com/longform/invasion-of-privacy-your-home-address-found-through-photos-of-your-cat


These Academics Spent the Last Year Testing Whether Your Phone Is Secretly Listening to You

https://gizmodo.com/these-academics-spent-the-last-year-testing-whether-you-1826961188


The worst cybersecurity breaches of 2018 so far

https://www.wired.com/story/2018-worst-hacks-so-far/


WhatsApp on its misinformation problem: ‘Fact-checking

http://amp.poynter.org/news/whatsapp-its-misinformation-problem-fact-checking-going-be-essential?__twitter_impression=true


Tech Utopia

Ethics as an Escape from Regulation: From ethics-washing to ethics-shopping?

https://www.privacylab.at/ethics-as-an-escape-from-regulation-from-ethics-washing-to-ethics-shopping/


The Role of Technology in Political Economy: Part 1

https://lpeblog.org/2018/07/25/the-role-of-technology-in-political-economy-part-1/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


A Short Guide to Hard Problems

https://www.quantamagazine.org/a-short-guide-to-hard-problems-20180716/


Let’s make private data into a public good

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611489/lets-make-private-data-into-a-public-good/


What if people were paid for their data?

https://www.economist.com/the-world-if/2018/07/07/what-if-people-were-paid-for-their-data


Transportation

How Cars Divide America

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/07/how-cars-divide-america/565148/


A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ride-sharing-traffic-study-20180725-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true


War On Drugs

The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/08/obama-afghanistan-drug-war-taliban-616316


Work

How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Effects of Salary Comparisons

http://www.nber.org/papers/w24841?utm_campaign=ntw&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ntw


How work kills us

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/07/18/how-work-kills-us


We Must Take Disability and Aging Support Work Seriously

https://www.peoplespolicyproject.org/2018/07/05/take-disability-and-aging-support-work-seriously/


When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa

https://hbr.org/2018/07/when-generalists-are-better-than-specialists-and-vice-versa


The modern workforce is freelance–cities should get ready

https://amp.fastcompany.com/40577076/the-modern-workforce-is-freelance-cities-should-get-ready?__twitter_impression=true


The business challenge of our time is creating meaningful work

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90208459/the-business-challenge-of-our-time-is-creating-meaningful-work?__twitter_impression=true


World Society

Neoliberalism Is Being Rejected Around the World: Can Genuine Progressives Capitalize?

https://www.alternet.org/neoliberalism-being-rejected-around-world-can-genuine-progressives-capitalize?amp&__twitter_impression=true


The Globalist

https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/the-globalist/


The Western alliance is in trouble

https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/07/05/the-western-alliance-is-in-trouble


“Democracy Dies in a Variety of Ways”

https://amp.slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/why-comparing-trumps-america-to-nazi-germany-misses-the-point.html?__twitter_impression=true



 
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