• Nicholas McCay

Eclectic Spacewalk - August 2018

Here is a sampling of the best content I consumed this past month. Enjoy scratching your brain’s curiosity itch! Also published on Medium: https://medium.com/eclectic-spacewalk/eclectic-spacewalk-august-2018-c21b5fcf81a1

  • Books

  • Audio books

  • Top 10 Articles/Essays

  • Podcasts

  • TED Talks

  • Videos

  • Lectures/Debates

  • Documentaries

  • “Best of the Rest” Articles/Essays

Book(s) -

Harlot's Ghost by Norman Mailer

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/381365.Harlot_s_Ghost


Even The Stars Look Lonesome

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/130193.Even_The_Stars_Look_Lonesome

Audio book(s) -

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis

https://www.amazon.com/Grand-Strategy-John-Lewis-Gaddis/dp/1594203512


Book of Why: The New Science of Cause & Effect by Judea Pearl & Dana Mackenzie

https://www.amazon.com/Book-Why-Science-Cause-Effect/dp/046509760X

Top 10 Articles/Essays -


The radical moral implications of luck in human life

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/8/21/17687402/kylie-jenner-luck-human-life-moral-privilege

“Neither human genes nor human societies distribute life’s gifts according to any principle we would recognize as fair or humane, given the extraordinary role of luck in our lives. We all become adults with wildly different inheritances, starting our lives in radically different places, propelled toward dramatically different destinations.

We cannot eliminate luck, nor achieve total equality, but it is easily within our grasp to soften luck’s harsher effects, to ensure that no one falls too far, that everyone has access to a life of dignity. Before that can happen, though, we must look luck square in the face.”


Is There a Deep State, and If So What Is It?

http://newlaborforum.cuny.edu/2018/08/28/is-there-a-deep-state/

“For one chapter’s epigraph, Mike Lofgren reaches back to James Madison, who in 1795 wrote, “No nation could reserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.” One of the tragedies of the post-war world order is that the United States never truly converted itself back into a peacetime nation. War — and all the often- corrupting forces that must be mustered on its behalf — became an atmospheric condition, part of the texture of daily life. So it is today, with this latest forever war. We are trapped in a permanent state of emergency that enables some of the most illiberal forces among us. Whether a discrete cabal or a smattering of influential officials, the Deep State has wrested our country’s resources away from the common good and given them to the church of militarism. It is not just the environment, cultural pluralism, or civil liberties at stake. Our suffering is material; a new gilded age asserts itself, as the average American life expectancy declined in 2016 for the first time in twenty years. While the power elite lards itself with defense contracts and plum cabinet gigs, the rest of the country can only look on dumbfounded. It hits like a bad epiphany: These are the people who rule our nation, the ones who stand pofaced behind Trump as he rants again on television about draining the swamp. There they are, arrayed together, the supporting cast of our pitiful oligarchy. They won.”


Privatizing Poverty

https://thebaffler.com/salvos/privatizing-poverty-phillips-fein

“While the logic of Gideon’s case has been largely undermined, and the legal representation that poor people receive is far from equal, the landmark ruling still serves as a reminder that poverty has everything to do with rights and justice — that material deprivation is inextricably linked to fundamental questions of citizenship. It’s also a reminder that most advances for poor people have been made only through an active confrontation with state power — Gideon scrawling in the prison library, appealing his case even as the civil rights movement surged through the South (though he himself was white).

The treatment of poor people documented by Bridges and Edelman only makes sense in a society rigidly structured around fantasies of inequality and domination, in which some people possess all the freedom and others none. Taken together, they make a persuasive case for the idea that securing the most basic of individual rights for all in our society in fact demands a complete overhaul of our existing institutions.”


Ten Years After the Crash, We Are Still Living in the World It Brutally Remade

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/08/america-10-years-after-the-financial-crisis.html?__twitter_impression=true

“Plenty, as it turns out. The mood in America is arguably as dark as it has ever been in the modern era. The birthrate is at a record low, and the suicide rate is at a 30-year high; mass shootings and opioid overdoses are ubiquitous. In the aftermath of 9/11, the initial shock and horror soon gave way to a semblance of national unity in support of a president whose electoral legitimacy had been bitterly contested only a year earlier. Today’s America is instead marked by fear and despair more akin to what followed the crash of 1929, when unprecedented millions of Americans lost their jobs and homes after the implosion of businesses ranging in scale from big banks to family farms.”


How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611806/how-social-media-took-us-from-tahrir-square-to-donald-trump/amp/?utm_campaign=social_button&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-08-14&__twitter_impression=true

“Power always learns, and powerful tools always fall into its hands. This is a hard lesson of history but a solid one. It is key to understanding how, in seven years, digital technologies have gone from being hailed as tools of freedom and change to being blamed for upheavals in Western democracies — for enabling increased polarization, rising authoritarianism, and meddling in national elections by Russia and others.

But to fully understand what has happened, we also need to examine how human social dynamics, ubiquitous digital connectivity, and the business models of tech giants combine to create an environment where misinformation thrives and even true information can confuse and paralyze rather than informing and illuminating.”


Are Things Getting Better or Worse?

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/07/23/are-things-getting-better-or-worse/amp?__twitter_impression=true

“Rosling’s image captures many of the perplexities of our collective situation. We desperately want the baby to survive. We also know that survival doesn’t guarantee happiness. The baby is struggling, and suffering, and will continue to do so; as a result, we’re more likely to be happy for her than she is to be happy for herself. (Pinker, similarly, is happier for us than we are.) It’s possible, moreover, that she’ll be saved only temporarily. No one is ever truly out of the woods.

In the meantime, the baby’s survival depends on the act of diagnosis. Until her ailments are identified, they can’t be cured. Problems and progress are inextricable, and the history of improvement is also the history of problem-discovery. Diagnosis, of course, is an art in itself; it’s possible to misunderstand problems, or to overstate them, and, in doing so, to make them worse. But a world in which no one complained — in which we only celebrated how good we have it — would be a world that never improved. The spirit of progress is also the spirit of discontent.”


This a Freak Show, Not a Democracy (Thanks, Founders)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/24/this-a-freak-show-not-a-democracy-thanks-founders/

“We need a new national charter. OHC was drafted 231 years ago by wealthy slaveowners, opulent merchant capitalists, and their dutiful servants with the explicit purpose of keeping democracy — the Framers’ ultimate nightmare — at bay. It’s working.

In the meantime, prior to our next and overdue constitutional convention (could we call it a Constituent Assembly?), there’s got to be something more relevant to do about Trump and the rest of the wealthy oligarchs (atop both parties and including the billionaire impeachment champion Tom Steyer, America’s top campaign financier) who are running this country into the ground than waiting at the18thcentury Founders’ command for 4 minutes in a voting booth once 2 or 4 years to “among choose among the preapproved, money-vetted candidates for federal office.”


Burning Man as We Knew It Is Dead — Here's How Its White Culture and the One Percent Killed It

https://www.alternet.org/local-peace-economy/why-burning-man-passe?amp&__twitter_impression=true

“I might suggest that, in fact, the whole experience is a demonstration in “immediacy,” the tenth principle of the Playa. It also seems to inspire the entire supposed essence of Burning Man to be easily shed and left behind with the final burn.

Of course, the wealthy keep the spirit of giving going, no doubt — perhaps giving their friend a location to open their new restaurant, or perhaps a vacation home in Italy for the summer, or perhaps a yacht to spend time on in the Greek Islands. But how do these principles, this festival of culture, trickle down?

I’m not sure, in fact, they do.”


Our Attitude Toward Aliens Proves We Still Think We’re Special

http://nautil.us/issue/63/horizons/our-attitude-toward-aliens-proves-we-still-think-were-special

“The current generation is likely to live to the 500-year jubilee of De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in 2043. Let’s hope that, by then, we will have completed the Copernican revolution and embraced the hard and deep problems that modern astrobiology is posing. We are now living at the tipping point — the very moment when firm empirical resolution of our biggest and oldest puzzles is in sight. We should not miss that opportunity by fighting for an outdated vision of ourselves as pinnacles of complexity in the universe. Instead, we should reason as if we were near typical for our given epoch. Only then we shall have a fighting chance of piercing the Great Silence.”


The Blockchain As Medium and Message

https://words.democracy.earth/the-blockchain-as-medium-and-message-1a43534c7540

“The liquid democracy element unfreezes democratic participation, while enabling/encouraging new forms of representation. The ability to revoke a delegation means that representatives in a liquid democracy will need to be accountable to promises/voter expectations established during campaigning — or risk losing their delegations. Liquid democracy allows for better debate in a non-curated, monetized debate forum, and the tokenized nature of the votes themselves causes people to deploy them in a rational manner.

Regardless of what decisions are being made on the Sovereign platform, using the platform itself is articulating support for democratic values. Indeed — paraphrasing the words of Marshall McLuhan himself — the decentralized medium is the anti-corruption message.”


- “Best of the rest” Articles/Essays at the bottom of the post: Activism, A.I., Algorithms, Anti-Trust, Books, Capitalism, C.I.A., Cities, Climate Change, Computer Science, Corporations, Courts, Data, Design, Drugs, Economics, Education, Facebook, Film, Food, Google, Government, Health & Healthcare, History, Humanity, Immigration, International, the Internetz, Journalism, Law Enforcement, Lobbying, Love, Mathematics, Medium best of, ‘Merica, Military, Music, Neuroscience, Philanthropy or lack thereof, Philosophy, Politics, Prisons, Psychology, Racism, Religion, Science, Social Media, Space, Sports, Student Loan Debt, Surveillance State, Taxes, Tech Dystopia, Tech Utopia, Transportation, Voting, Women are badasses & bullshit they deal with, Work

Podcast(s) -

Noam Chomsky: The Alien perspective on humanity - Jung & Naiv: Episode 284

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0qdbsE3Jqo


Barrett Brown – Episode 109

https://store.counterpunch.org/barrett-brown-episode-109/


The Metaethics of Joy, Suffering, and Artificial Intelligence with Brian Tomasik and David Pearce

https://soundcloud.com/futureoflife/the-metaethics-of-joy-suffering-and-artificial-intelligence-with-brian-tomasik-and-david-pearce


FTP057, 058, 059: Daniel Schmachtenberger – Solving The Generator Functions of Existential Risks

https://futurethinkers.org/daniel-schmachtenberger-generator-functions/


40 Year Old Still Listens to Mom

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1ZmhsB2TaMmsOzhkH1KPJK?context=spotify%3Ashow%3A3aiggAU9D4AnzxVBtdEnrD


Planet Fire

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ZamMST2G3OBt21GiGP0yA


Alex Jones And The Outer Limits Of Free Speech On Social Media

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/08/24/social-media-free-speech-alex-jones


The Church Of What's Happening Now: #606 - Henry Rollins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07LvSqgKyjQ


Jocko Willink | This Past Weekend #120

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsuvsTioRI0


Joe Rogan Experience #1153 - Macaulay Culkin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyb1xz7waY8


Joe Rogan Experience #1155 - Henry Rollins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdV9SwVtG18&t=1185s


Joe Rogan Experience #1158 - Chuck Palahniuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8ZCX0eywXw&t=1036s


Joe Rogan Experience #1159 - Neil deGrasse Tyson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGc4mg5pul4

TED Talks -

Zen kōans: unsolvable enigmas designed to break your brain - Puqun Li

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p5Oi4wPVVo&feature=youtu.be


Why does the universe exist? | Jim Holt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zORUUqJd81M


How AI can save our humanity

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


How urban spaces can preserve history and build community

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


How women in rural India turned courage into capital

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


Don't fail - fail mindfully

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

Videos -

The Universal Pattern Popping Up in Math, Physics and Biology

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


Wormholes Explained – Breaking Spacetime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9P6rdqiybaw&t=1s


Wall Street Is Better at Gambling Than Finance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDg1ppEE41o&list=WL&t=0s&index=169


What they don't want you to know | George Carlin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7jagVVBciI&list=WL&t=0s&index=170


Could Psychedelics Be The Cure For Depression?

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


Premier League: Top 5 goals from each club 2017/18 I Premier League I NBC Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn0GJtNT9UE


[NEW PILOT] The Internet Was A Mistake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf2pqa-tbm4


It is Impossible to Tell If Anything is Good or Bad - Alan Watts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4TZMxkxySc


How To Make Ramen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8y3SSmz4sg


The Doomed Cleveland Balloonfest of '86

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0CT8zrw6lw


Don't Talk to the Police

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7o9xYp7eE&feature=youtu.be


Freeing Willy | Retro Report | The New York Times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fKTh5uAxE


Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etkd57lPfPU&feature=youtu.be


BECOMING A MONK IN THAILAND FOR 24 HOURS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-YGQF2vqS8


Westworld Season 2 Ending Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbXYbJYzUSI&index=174&list=WL


Austerity doesn’t work.

https://twitter.com/jeremycorbyn/status/1030353287080554496?s=03


The Battle of Los Angeles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oY8HIWBS-Y&feature=youtu.be


Heroism and Moral Victory – The Lord of the Rings (part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndEWof-8xTY&list=WL&t=0s&index=176


Phantom Thread | Why Finding Love, Requires Letting Go

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic5m7X6WtdQ&list=WL&t=0s&index=177


COWBOY BEBOP - The Tragic Cycle of Jupiter Jazz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzMFEYtJiaQ&list=WL&index=173

Lecture/Debate

Leonard Susskind on The World As Hologram

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DIl3Hfh9tY


What Is Time? | Professor Sean Carroll explains the theories of Presentism and Eternalism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAScJvxCy2Y


Is Time Travel Just a Fantasy?

https://iai.tv/video/traveling-through-time


Giants: The Global Power Elite - A talk by Peter Phillips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np6td-wzDYQ&list=WL&t=61s&index=172

Documentaries -

Do you trust this computer?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zfnx5Wb-68


Anonymous Down The Deep Dark Web Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osln0IWh__Q


Inequality - how wealth becomes power | (Poverty Richness Documentary) DW Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFIxi7BiScI&list=WL&t=0s&index=173


Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) Official Trailer | HBO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caIFNg_JRL4

For the Road:


- https://twitter.com/kenradio/status/1031570060903477249/video/1


- https://twitter.com/davidbewart/status/1030947237361139712?s=03

- https://twitter.com/greatistheworld/status/1031360719432937473?s=03

- https://twitter.com/austinyorski/status/1026880192374087681?s=03


The decline of fertility rates - as we get richer. Animated 1960-2016 [OC]

https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/95k69t/the_decline_of_fertility_rates_as_we_get_richer/


Human population through time

https://i.imgur.com/eSheeFT.gifv

Best of the Rest Articles/Essays -

Activism

Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class

https://blackagendareport.com/opposing-bipartisan-warmongering-defending-human-rights-poor-and-working-class


Meet the most insidious #Resistance grifters

https://theoutline.com/post/5973/meet-the-resistance-grifters?zd=4&zi=urroxyix


Can Silicon Valley workers rein in big tech from within?

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/09/silicon-valley-tech-workers-labor-activism?__twitter_impression=true


Charlottesville Isn't Playing The Media's 'Both Sides' Game Anymore

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b63390ce4b0b15abaa0e48b/amp?ukt=&__twitter_impression=true


The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/magazine/facebook-google-privacy-data.html


How a Woman Disappears from the History Books

https://jezebel.com/how-a-woman-disappears-from-the-history-books-1828393645


A.I.

Potemkin AI

http://reallifemag.com/potemkin-ai/


Artificial General Intelligence Is Here, and Impala Is Its Name

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/275768-artificial-general-intelligence-is-here-and-impala-is-its-name


- https://twitter.com/bdsams/status/1027879335515107329?s=03


Algorithms

God is in the machine

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/ridiculously-complicated-algorithms/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


tante — Artificial Saviors

http://www.boundary2.org/2018/08/tante/


Franken-algorithms: the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/aug/29/coding-algorithms-frankenalgos-program-danger


Anti-trust

The Rules of Monopoly

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/08/the-rules-of-monopoly


Amazon and Walmart’s rivalry is reshaping how we’ll buy everything in the future

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/3/17630604/amazon-walmart-competition-tech-partnerships-grocery-delivery


Books

Violent Innovations

https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2018/09/accounting-for-slavery


Out from Emergency

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/out-from-emergency-infrastructure-climate-state-nature-politics


A New Book Details the Damage Done by the Right-Wing Media in 2016

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/a-new-book-details-the-damage-done-by-the-right-wing-media-in-2016/amp?__twitter_impression=true


The Guardian view on science fiction: The Broken Earth deserves its Hugo

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/24/the-guardian-view-on-science-fiction-the-broken-earth-deserves-its-hugo?__twitter_impression=true


Dystopian democracy—and how the brave fight back

https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/08/21/dystopian-democracy-and-how-the-brave-fight-back?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/dystopiandemocracyandhowthebravefightbackopenfuture


Meet the 'change agents' enabling inequality

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/books/review/winners-take-all-anand-giridharadas.html#click=https://t.co/wDtfbJq4gX


‘Matterhorn’ Author Karl Marlantes: Stop Treating Vets With PTSD Like Victims

https://taskandpurpose.com/marlantes-stop-treating-vets-with-ptsd-like-victims/?utm_content=buffer13fed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=tp-buffer


Booked: Imagining a World with No Bullshit Jobs

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/booked-david-graeber-bullshit-jobs


Mike Pence, 'Christian supremacist': 6 key takeaways from a new book

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/1062696002


Capitalism

UN Scientific Paper Suggests Capitalism Has to Die in Order for the Planet to Be Saved

https://gritpost.com/un-paper-capitalism/


Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/03/climate-change-new-york-times-magazine/


“This System Is a Moral Horror”

https://jacobinmag.com/2018/08/franklin-bynum-harris-county-criminal-justice


C.I.A

The CIA’s Double Standard Revisited

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/10/the-cias-double-standard-revisited/


Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/15/botched-cia-communications-system-helped-blow-cover-chinese-agents-intelligence/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Cities

Leaving Los Angeles: farewell to a city of dreamers and squalor

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/16/los-angeles-rory-carroll-farewell-inequality-homelessness?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true


The Unbearable Sameness of Cities

http://nymag.com/travel/article/the-unbearable-sameness-of-cities.html


Amazon Isn’t Paying Its Electric Bills. You Might Be

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-20/amazon-isn-t-paying-its-electric-bills-you-might-be


Public Health vs. Private Property in War on Lead

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/08/23/public-health-vs-private-property-in-war-on-lead


Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-29/miami-s-other-water-problem


A model YIMBY zoning code would give cities a guide to affordability

https://ggwash.org/view/67321/yimbys-should-create-an-open-source-model-zoning-code


Can better design help overcome opposition to helping the homeless?

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90211841/can-better-design-help-overcome-opposition-to-helping-the-homeless?__twitter_impression=true


Radical Adaptation

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/climate-change-adaptation-cities-hurricane-sandy-nyc


Housing Is Back, But the American Dream Isn’t

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2018-08-21/housing-is-back-but-the-american-dream-isn-t?__twitter_impression=true


The Bipartisan Cry of ‘Not in My Backyard’

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/upshot/home-ownership-nimby-bipartisan.html?smid=tw-upshotnyt&smtyp=cur


Are regulators starting to rethink fixed charges?

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/are-regulators-starting-to-rethink-fixed-charges/530417/


Climate Change

Is Climate the Worst Casualty of War?

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/07/31/climate-worst-casualty-war?amp&__twitter_impression=true


U.S. $23 trillion will be lost if temperatures rise four degrees by 2100

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-trillion-lost-temperatures-degrees.html


Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change

https://apnews.com/amp/4adc5a2a2e6b45df953ebcba6b63d171?__twitter_impression=true


Millions risk malnutrition as CO2 levels climb: study

https://m.france24.com/en/20180827-millions-risk-malnutrition-co2-levels-climb-study?ref=tw_i


A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/article/a-radical-approach-to-the-climate-crisis


The Modern Automobile Must Die

https://newrepublic.com/article/150689/modern-automobile-must-die


Exclusive: Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter

https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/environment/2018/08/news-arctic-permafrost-may-thaw-faster-than-expected?__twitter_impression=true


No path to climate stability without carbon dioxide removal

http://news.trust.org/item/20180824153156-v76wi/


Computer Science

Universal Method to Sort Complex Information Found

https://www.quantamagazine.org/universal-method-to-sort-complex-information-found-20180813/


The End of Theoretical Physics As We Know It

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-end-of-theoretical-physics-as-we-know-it-20180827/


Corporations

Corporate profits versus labor income

https://fredblog.stlouisfed.org/2018/08/corporate-profits-versus-labor-income/


Corporations have a friend in Judge Kavanaugh

http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/404167-corporations-have-a-friend-in-judge-kavanaugh?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Imagine If Shareholders Didn’t Come First

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2018-08-29/imagine-if-shareholders-didn-t-come-first?__twitter_impression=true


DOJ releases emails of RBS bankers joking about crashing housing market before 2008

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/402177-justice-dept-releases-emails-of-bankers-joking-about-crashing-housing-market?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Paul Singer, Doomsday Investor

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/paul-singer-doomsday-investor/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Courts

Why Manafort and Cohen Thought They’d Get Away With It

https://www.propublica.org/article/why-manafort-and-cohen-thought-theyd-get-away-with-it/amp


New Details About Wilbur Ross’ Business Point To Pattern Of Grifting

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2018/08/06/new-details-about-wilbur-rosss-businesses-point-to-pattern-of-grifting/#66c450241c33


CA bill letting uninvolved accomplices of hook for murders goes to Brown

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/CA-bill-letting-uninvolved-accomplices-off-hook-13194871.php


Allen Weisselberg, Longtime Trump Organization CFO, Testified and Was Granted Immunity in Cohen Probe

https://www.wsj.com/articles/allen-weisselberg-longtime-trump-organization-cfo-is-granted-immunity-by-federal-prosecutors-in-michael-cohen-investigation-1535121992


New Orleans becomes first city in South to axe court fees for delinquent youths

https://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/news/courts/article_05d1eaae-a195-11e8-b468-fb86e528bc83.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


How the Trump Administration is remaking the courts

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/magazine/trump-remaking-courts-judiciary.html


Internal Documents Reveal How Bronx Prosecutors Are Taught to Slow Down Cases

https://theappeal.org/internal-documents-reveal-how-bronx-prosecutors-are-taught-to-slow-down-cases/


Why Tennessee Is Challenging the DOJ's Ethics

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/08/13/why-tennessee-is-challenging-the-doj-s-ethics?ref=hp-1-111

- https://twitter.com/dburbach/status/1033393296473825281?s=03


Data

Republican Candidates are Paying a Fossil Fuels Conglomerate for Voter Data Mining

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/08/31/republican-candidates-are-paying-a-fossil-fuels-conglomerate-for-voter-data-mining/


Counting the costs and projecting the future of numbering technologies

http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1461444818794504


Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/08/verizon-throttled-fire-departments-unlimited-data-during-calif-wildfire/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true


Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption

https://mashable.com/2018/08/14/australia-encryption-laws-tech.amp/?__twitter_impression=true


I am a data factory (and so are you)

http://www.roughtype.com/?p=8394


Design

Is good design elitist?

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90203556/good-design-is-elitist-we-need-it-anyway?__twitter_impression=true


Nostalgia: A Product Designer’s Secret Weapon

https://blog.startuppulse.net/nostalgia-a-product-designers-secret-weapon-9f3978082305


Drugs

Drug Testing Organizations Save Lives, So Why Haven’t Rave and Concert Organizers Embraced Them?

https://theappeal.org/drug-testing-organizations-save-lives-so-why-havent-rave-and-concert-organizers-embraced-them/


Inside The Trump Administration’s Secret War On Weed

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/dominicholden/trump-secret-committee-anti-marijuana?__twitter_impression=true

- https://twitter.com/PulpLibrarian/status/1033477664890343434?s=03


Economics

In Search of a New History of Economic Modernity

https://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/journal/no.-9-summer-2018/seeing-the-state


U.S. lawmakers are redistributing income from the poor to the rich, according to massive new study

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/15/u-s-lawmakers-are-redistributing-income-from-the-poor-to-the-rich-according-to-massive-new-study/?__twitter_impression=true


The Financial Crisis Cost Every American $70,000, Fed Study Says

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-08-13/the-financial-crisis-cost-every-american-70-000-fed-study-says?__twitter_impression=true


Happy, Healthy Economy

https://longreads.com/2018/08/06/happy-healthy-economy/


Try to Answer the Hardest Question in Economics

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/view/articles/2018-08-20/economists-struggle-to-explain-how-poor-countries-grow-rich?__twitter_impression=true


We Wanted Safer Banks. We Got More Inequality.

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-06/inequality-why-bank-rules-and-fed-rates-hurt-middle-class


The truth about income inequality, in six amazing charts

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-inequality-20180807-story.html?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true


Old-Money Billionaires Are Chasing New Tech Riches

https://www.wsj.com/articles/old-money-billionaires-are-chasing-new-tech-riches-1533294003?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/0npqGz1cyv


You Bet Your Life: ‘Death Bonds,’ the Investments That Want You Dead

https://catapult.co/stories/you-bet-your-life-death-bonds-the-investments-that-want-you-dead


In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American Dream

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/08/frank-rich-2008-financial-crisis-end-of-american-dream.html?__twitter_impression=true


Pension Tick-Tock

https://www.city-journal.org/html/pension-tick-tock-16045.html


Education

Mea culpa: there *is* a crisis in the humanities

http://sappingattention.blogspot.com/2018/07/mea-culpa-there-is-crisis-in-humanities.html?m=1


The Humanities Are in Crisis

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/08/the-humanities-face-a-crisisof-confidence/567565/


The Incredible, Rage-Inducing Inside Story of America’s Student Debt Machine

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/08/debt-student-loan-forgiveness-betsy-devos-education-department-fedloan/


The Department of Education Wildly Overestimates the Number of School Shootings

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/education-department-school-shootings-statistics-wildly-overestimates-truth/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Drinking water to be shut off at all Detroit public schools

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/education/drinking-water-be-shut-all-detroit-public-schools


1 in 8 divorces is caused by student loans

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/08/07/1-in-8--couples-blame-student-loan-debt-for-their-divorce.html?__twitter_impression=true


2 in 3 Americans say public school teachers are underpaid

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/local/education/two-in-three-americans-say-public-school-teachers-are-underpaid/2018/08/27/cddf5b6a-a953-11e8-b1da-ff7faa680710_story.html?__twitter_impression=true


DHS to Train High School Kids for ‘Mass Casualty Events’

https://tytnetwork.com/2018/08/13/dhs-to-train-high-school-kids-for-mass-casualty-events/


Facebook

The Bizarre Facebook Path to Corporate Fascism

https://blackagendareport.com/bizarre-facebook-path-corporate-fascism


Facebook Suspended a Latin American News Network and Gave Three Different Reasons Why

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/20/facebook-suspended-a-latin-american-news-network-and-gave-three-different-reasons-why/


U.S. Government Has Plans to Spread Hidden Facebook Propaganda in Cuba

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/us-planned-cuban-facebook-propaganda-on-radio-tv-marti-10625033


Facebook: the new Credit Reporting Agency?

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/2018/08/facebook-the-new-credit-reporting-agency.html


How Facebook Failed The Rohingya In Myanmar

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/meghara/facebook-myanmar-rohingya-genocide


Taibbi: Beware the Slippery Slope of Facebook Censorship

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/facebook-censor-alex-jones-705766/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


What It’s Like to Wallow in Your Own Facebook Data

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/09/download-your-facebook-data/565736/


Facebook Removes Data-Security App From Apple Store

https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-remove-data-security-app-from-apple-store-1534975340?mod=e2tw


The Problem With the Facebook Cafeteria and Free Food

https://www.theringer.com/tech/2018/8/2/17640904/facebook-cafeteria-free-food-mountain-view-menlo-park-google-headquarters


‘Work with Facebook or die’: Mark Zuckerberg

https://amp.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/zuckerberg-doesnt-care-about-traditional-media/news-story/d1be791f1b91e3c1fc609cf8979b72e2?__twitter_impression=true


Facebook Fueled Anti-Refugee Attacks in Germany, New Research Suggests

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/europe/facebook-refugee-attacks-germany.html#click=https://t.co/1AZJew6NWo


Taibbi: Censorship Does Not End Well

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/facebook-censorship-alex-jones-710497/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1L226D?__twitter_impression=true


Film

Notes on the Death of Oxana Shachko

https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/06/notes-on-the-death-of-oxana-shachko/


Riz Ahmed acts his way out of every cultural pigeonhole

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/29/magazine/riz-ahmed-actor-rapper-venom.html?mtrref=undefined&gwh=C53AD8109D1EC3DB80E70CA47AA3338A&gwt=pay


Food

U.S. to Pay Farmers $4.7 Billion to Offset Trade-Conflict Losses

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-pay-farmers-up-to-4-7-billion-to-offset-trade-conflict-losses-1535396442?mod=e2tw


Remembering Anthony Bourdain as Only His Fixers Could

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/08/remembering-anthony-bourdain-as-only-his-fixers-could


The Illegal Ramen Vendors of Postwar Tokyo

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-did-ramen-become-popular.amp?__twitter_impression=true


The End of an Epidemic

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2018/Food-Allergies/


Which Foods May Be Addictive? The Roles of Processing, Fat Content, and Glycemic Load

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0117959


Buying organic veggies at the supermarket is a waste of money

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/buying-organic-veggies-at-the-supermarket-is-a-waste-of-money-1026054166


Stop Drinking Soda -- Here's Why and How You Should Quit

https://www.menshealth.com/weight-loss/a21346165/how-to-quit-drinking-soda/


Maybe Just Don't Drink Coffee

https://www.eater.com/2016/6/8/11883828/dont-drink-coffee-single-origin-beans-aeropress-starbucks


Tyson Isn’t Chicken

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-08-15/tyson-s-quest-to-be-your-one-stop-protein-shop


Google

After Patent Office Rejection, It is Time For Google To Abandon Its Attempt to Patent Use of Public Domain Algorithm

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/after-patent-office-rejection-it-time-google-abandon-its-attempt-patent-use-public


Here’s the Conversation We Really Need to Have About Bias at Google

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/technology/bias-google-trump.html


AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

https://apnews.com/amp/828aefab64d4411bac257a07c1af0ecb?__twitter_impression=true


Report: Google Tracks What You Buy Offline Using Data from Mastercard

https://amp.slate.com/technology/2018/08/google-mastercard-data-track-offline-purchases.html?__twitter_impression=true


Google's data collection is hard to escape, study claims

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/21/technology/google-data-collection/index.html


Google consumes one-third of our digital minds

https://www.axios.com/google-one-third-time-spent-online-youtube-waze-a2c2ed61-2140-42bb-bb2b-c81dbbf9ca8d.html


Google complicity in Chinese censorship could endanger press freedom elsewhere

https://cpj.org/blog/amp/029674.html?__twitter_impression=true


Google might be hiding the fact that its own reviews are shoddy

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/google-might-hiding-fact-reviews-shoddy-135640955.html?__twitter_impression=true


Government

The Government’s Argument That Reality Winner Harmed National Security Doesn’t Hold Up. Here’s Why.

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/23/reality-winner-sentenced-leak-election-hacking/


Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, new study finds

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/hurricane-maria-death-toll-puerto-rico-2975-killed-by-storm-study-finds/?__twitter_impression=true


New Tet Documents? Not So Much.

https://unredacted.com/2018/08/07/new-tet-documents-not-so-much/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


War Without End

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/08/magazine/war-afghanistan-iraq-soldiers.html


The Outsize Hold of the Word ‘Welfare’ on the Public Imagination

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/upshot/welfare-and-the-public-imagination.html


7 Fake Journalist Names the U.S. Government Used to Spread Propaganda During the 1950s

https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/7-fake-journalist-names-the-u-s-government-used-to-spr-1828246917


Knowing Their Worth: President’s Budget Sought Big Cuts to Inspectors General

https://www.pogo.org/analysis/2018/08/knowing-their-worth-presidents-budget-sought-big-cuts-to-inspectors-general


Health & Healthcare

Association between physical exercise and mental health in 1·2 million individuals in the USA between 2011 and 2015: a cross-sectional study

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(18)30227-X/fulltext


American Healthcare Spending Is Fucking Mental

https://splinternews.com/american-healthcare-spending-is-fucking-mental-1828522073/amp?__twitter_impression=true


A Jolt To The Jugular! You’re Insured But Still Owe $109K For Your Heart Attack

https://khn.org/news/a-jolt-to-the-jugular-youre-insured-but-still-owe-109k-for-your-heart-attack/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Seventy percent of Americans support 'Medicare for all' in new poll

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/403248-poll-seventy-percent-of-americans-support-medicare-for-all?amp&__twitter_impression=true


It’s easy to become obese in America. These 7 charts explain why.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2016/8/31/12368246/obesity-america-2018-charts?__twitter_impression=true


The Children of the Opioid Crisis

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-children-of-the-opioid-crisis-1481816178?mod=djmc_pkt_ff&tier_1=21128300&tier_2=dcm&tier_3=21128300&tier_4=0&tier_5=4508749


My Life and Death on Opioids

https://thewalrus.ca/my-life-and-death-on-opioids/


No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For Your Health, Global Study Says

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/24/641618937/no-amount-of-alcohol-is-good-for-your-health-global-study-claims


Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/05/01/606588504/americans-are-a-lonely-lot-and-young-people-bear-the-heaviest-burden


The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM2.5

https://undark.org/breathtaking/


Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.

http://amp.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article216625720.html?__twitter_impression=true


History

Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/08/news-denisovan-neanderthal-hominin-hybrid-ancient-human/


The foal that came in from the cold after 40,000 years

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/the-foal-that-came-in-from-the-cold-after-40000-years/


Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-kansas-lost-city-20180819-htmlstory.html



- https://twitter.com/simongerman600/status/1023290765911445505?s=03


Humanity

Amazon Tribe Never Seen by Outsiders Is Spotted by Drone

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/23/world/americas/brazil-amazon-tribe.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes


Do People Really Think Earth Might Be Flat?

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/do-people-really-think-earth-might-be-flat/


Gender Is a Construct—Except When It’s Not

https://www.city-journal.org/html/gender-construct-16117.html


Do Men Enter Bathtubs on Hands and Knees So Their Balls Hit the Water Last?

https://www.thecut.com/2018/08/are-baths-too-hot-for-testicles.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1&utm_campaign=thecut


Immigration

Immigration crackdown: US soldier honored for service could be heading for ICE custody

https://www.stripes.com/news/immigration-crackdown-us-soldier-honored-for-service-could-be-heading-for-ice-custody-1.540608


U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/the_americas/us-is-denying-passports-to-americans-along-the-border-throwing-their-citizenship-into-question/2018/08/29/1d630e84-a0da-11e8-a3dd-2a1991f075d5_story.html?utm_term=.b6dfb1f7de0f&__twitter_impression=true


Toddler dies after ICE detainment, lawyer alleges substandard care

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/403932-toddler-dies-after-ice-custody-lawyer-alleges-substandard-care


This Man Beat ICE In An Argument Over Who His Father Was

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hamedaleaziz/immigration-ice-citizen-detained-paternity-appeals-court


ICE’s Illegal Abuse of Teenagers Proves the Agency Is Beyond Reform

https://amp.slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/ice-undocumented-minors-the-government-agency-is-detaining-teenagers-in-violation-of-federal-law.html?__twitter_impression=true


International

Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/freedom-world-2018


37 dead as measles cases spike in Europe

https://globalnews.ca/news/4397490/measles-europe/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Who needs democracy when you have data?

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611815/who-needs-democracy-when-you-have-data/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Saudi Arabia crucified a man in Mecca while aggressively calling out Canada over human rights

https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-crucified-man-in-mecca-while-calling-out-canada-human-rights-2018-8?r=UK&IR=T


The world is being undone before us. If we do not reimagine Australia, we will be undone too

https://amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/aug/05/the-world-is-being-undone-before-us-if-we-do-not-reimagine-australia-we-will-be-undone-too?__twitter_impression=true


Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/24/641331544/drought-in-central-europe-reveals-cautionary-hunger-stones-in-czech-river


the Internetz

Behind the Octopus: The Hidden Race to Dismantle Global Law Enforcement Privacy Protections

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/behind-octopus-hidden-race-dismantle-global-law-enforcement-privacy-protections


Denouncing 'Wanton Disregard for Congress and the American People,' Dems Call on Ajit Pai to Come Clean About False FCC Cyberattack

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/14/denouncing-wanton-disregard-congress-and-american-people-dems-call-ajit-pai-come


Here's the Internal Report Proving the FCC Made Up a Cyberattack

https://gizmodo.com/heres-the-internal-report-proving-the-fcc-made-up-a-cyb-1828166991/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Was Aaron Sorkin Right About the Internet?

https://www.theringer.com/tech/2018/8/7/17660312/aaron-sorkin-internet-newsroom-social-network-twitter-facebook


SEO Is Back. Thank God.

http://nymag.com/selectall/amp/2018/08/seo-is-back-thank-god.html?__twitter_impression=true


Journalism

A heart attack left him with a $109,000 bill. His story aired, and now he owes $782.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/health/2018/08/29/heart-attack-left-him-with-bill-his-story-aired-now-he-owes/?__twitter_impression=true


Most Americans think platforms should stop filtering news

https://www.cjr.org/the_media_today/americans-platforms-news-filtering.php


Sarah Jeong, The New York Times, and the Gamergate School of Journalism

https://www.cjr.org/analysis/sarah-jeong-new-york-times-gamergate-school-of-journalism.php


Platforms Are Not Publishers

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/567194/?__twitter_impression=true


Enemy of the People

https://thebaffler.com/latest/enemy-of-people-cantu


Look At These Photos Of Young Journalists Fleeing Their Corrosive, Dying Industry At A Glorious Sprint, Or Maybe They’re Covering The Manafort Verdict, It’s Tough To Tell

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b7d7800e4b07295150eedeb/amp?ynm=&__twitter_impression=true


Newsguard wants to fight fake news with humans, not algorithms

https://www.wired.com/story/newsguard-extension-fake-news-trust-score/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Reporters: Stop calling everything 'fake news'

http://amp.poynter.org/news/reporters-stop-calling-everything-fake-news?__twitter_impression=true


The Encyclopedia of the Missing

https://longreads.com/2018/01/11/the-encylopedia-of-the-missing/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


The local-news crisis is destroying what a divided America desperately needs: Common ground

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/style/the-local-news-crisis-is-destroying-what-a-divided-america-desperately-needs-common-ground/2018/08/03/d654d5a8-9711-11e8-810c-5fa705927d54_story.html?__twitter_impression=true


How a Trump tariff is strangling American newspapers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/lifestyle/style/how-a-trump-tariff-is-strangling-american-newspapers/2018/08/23/2ecc7fb6-a62a-11e8-8fac-12e98c13528d_story.html?__twitter_impression=true


Law Enforcement

The Militarization of Police Does Not Reduce Crime

https://psmag.com/.amp/social-justice/militarization-of-police-does-not-reduce-crime?__twitter_impression=true


Series of indictments nearly wipes out Llano Police Department

https://www.kxan.com/news/investigations/llano-police-department-nearly-wiped-out-in-series-of-indictments/1390845957


WV State Police seize $10K from couple without charging them with a crime

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/cops_and_courts/wv-state-police-seize-k-from-couple-without-charging-them/article_c46b9831-1c05-5ed0-b1b2-7b31c2654120.html


Cops destroyed man's house with explosives to flush out hiding shoplifter, offered $5,000 in compensation

https://boingboing.net/2018/08/27/cops-destroyed-mans-house-wi.html/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Black Cops Are Just as Likely as White Cops to Kill Black Suspects

https://psmag.com/.amp/social-justice/black-cops-are-just-as-likely-as-whites-to-kill-black-suspects?__twitter_impression=true


Meet ‘Bob Smith,’ The Fake Facebook Profile Memphis Police Allegedly Used To Spy On Black Activists

https://theappeal.org/memphis-police-surveillance-black-lives-matter-facebook-profile-exclusive/


Sacramento welfare investigators track drivers to find fraud. Privacy group raises red flags.

http://amp.sacbee.com/news/local/article216093470.html?__twitter_impression=true


Lobbying

“Everybody Immediately Knew That It Was for Amazon”: Has Bezos Become More Powerful in D.C. Than Trump?

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/has-bezos-become-more-powerful-in-dc-than-trump


Cuomo Received $25,000 From Weinstein Lawyer’s Firm as He Suspended Probe

https://capitalandmain.com/cuomo-received-25000-dollars-from-weinstein-lawyers-firm-as-he-suspended-probe-0829


The Koch Brothers Commissioned a Survey of Americans and Found Most Like a $15 Minimum Wage, Free College, and Universal Health Care

https://theintercept.com/2018/08/09/koch-brothers-health-care-free-college/


Top Republican on Tax Subcommittee Received Yacht Loan From Foreign Bank Lobbying on 2017 Tax Bill

https://capitalandmain.com/top-republican-on-tax-subcommittee-received-yacht-loan-from-foreign-bank-lobbying-on-2017-tax-bill-0821


Trump backed 'space force' after months of lobbying by officials with ties to aerospace industry

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-trump-space-20180817-story.html


Ohio, New Jersey Pension Funds Invested $625 Million in Hedge Fund That Controls National Enquirer Parent

https://capitalandmain.com/ohio-new-jersey-pension-funds-invested-625-million-dollars-in-national-enquirer-parent-0829


Love

How to Recover from Romantic Heartbreak

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-recover-from-romantic-heartbreak/


Mathematics

Kolmogorov Complexity and Our Search for Meaning

http://nautil.us/issue/63/horizons/kolmogorov-complexity-and-our-search-for-meaning


Medium best of

Dispatch from a coffee “throw down”

https://medium.com/@NicholasRMcCay/dispatch-from-a-coffee-throw-down-2c49c7d44c9e


Ending the 'Tyranny of the Like' and tokenizing democracy

https://words.democracy.earth/tokenizing-democracy-c680b48a763f


Why Western Politics are So Broken They’re Not Really Politics Anymore

https://eand.co/why-western-politics-are-broken-6f895fbab048


Your Climate Change Survival Plan

https://medium.com/s/greatescape/your-climate-change-survival-plan-69bd85ef12c8


Facial Recognition Is the Perfect Tool for Oppression

https://medium.com/s/story/facial-recognition-is-the-perfect-tool-for-oppression-bc2a08f0fe66


An Economy of Desire

https://medium.com/s/story/an-economy-of-desire-8b9cbf15642


'Merica

How the U.S. is getting more violent, by the numbers

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90212938/the-u-s-is-getting-more-violent-by-the-numbers?__twitter_impression=true


Here's what Broward schools knew about Parkland shooter — details revealed by mistake

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-consultant-report-full-20180803-story,amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


The Story of a Gun

https://jezebel.com/the-story-of-a-gun-1828629575


Military

How Militaries Should Plan for AI

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/08/eff-white-paper-how-militaries-should-use-ai


The General Is a Robot: Artificial Intelligence Goes to War

https://undark.org/article/book-review-scharre-army-of-none/


Autonomous weapons: Operationalizing meaningful human control

http://blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/2018/08/15/autonomous-weapons-operationalizing-meaningful-human-control/


Pentagon Moves to Support War in the “Grey Zone”

https://fas.org/blogs/secrecy/2018/08/dod-grey-zone/


Pentagon to Train Saudi Pilots on US Soil Amid Yemen Uproar

https://tytnetwork.com/2018/08/30/pentagon-to-train-saudi-pilots-on-us-soil-amid-yemen-uproar/


After 16 Years, Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman Finally Receives The Medal Of Honor

https://taskandpurpose.com/john-chapman-medal-honor-ceremony/?utm_content=buffere0b95&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=tp-buffer


North Carolina’s Military Toxic Waste Negligence

https://longreads.com/2018/08/23/north-carolinas-military-toxic-waste-negligence/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Music

Drenched in glory: how Aretha gave voice to embattled black women – and transformed a nation

https://amp.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/17/drenched-in-glory-how-aretha-gave-voice-to-embattled-black-women-and-transformed-a-nation?CMP=share_btn_tw&__twitter_impression=true


The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-first Century

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/the-sounds-of-music-in-the-twenty-first-century


Neuroscience

Human and reptile brains aren’t so different after all

https://massivesci.com/articles/lizard-people-reptile-brain-human/


Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/25/skim-reading-new-normal-maryanne-wolf?__twitter_impression=true


Philanthropy

Gospels of Giving for the New Gilded Age

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/08/27/gospels-of-giving-for-the-new-gilded-age


This popular form of charity might just be a tax shelter for the 1%

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90209242/this-popular-form-of-charity-might-just-be-a-tax-shelter-for-the-1?__twitter_impression=true


The Philanthropy Racket

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/the-philanthropy-racket


Philosophy

From Ignorance to Wisdom: A Framework for Knowledge

https://medium.com/personal-growth/from-ignorance-to-wisdom-a-framework-for-knowledge-b3e9a5e239c9


The Paradox of Karl Popper

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/the-paradox-of-karl-popper/


Teaching kids philosophy makes them smarter in math and English

https://qz.com/635002/teaching-kids-philosophy-makes-them-smarter-in-math-and-english/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


What Does It Mean to Be Human? Don’t Ask

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/20/opinion/what-does-it-mean-to-be-human-dont-ask.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytopinion


Out of nowhere

https://aeon.co/essays/atomism-is-basic-emergence-explains-complexity-in-the-universe


Politics

You can feel bad about John McCain’s cancer and still hate his legacy

https://theoutline.com/post/1952/you-can-feel-bad-about-john-mccain-s-cancer-and-still-hate-his-legacy?zd=3&zi=hjdpcjtz


Noam Chomsky: In Most Of The World, Media Obsession With Trump-Russia Interference Story Is "A Joke"

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/08/20/noam_chomsky_in_most_of_the_world__trump-russia_collusion_story_is_sen_as_a_joke_media_ingnores_serious_issues.html


Inside America’s Meddling Machine: The US Funded Group that Interferes in Elections Around the Globe

https://grayzoneproject.com/2018/08/20/inside-americas-meddling-machine-the-us-funded-group-that-interferes-in-elections-around-the-globe/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


When the Farce Is Tragedy

https://www.dissentmagazine.org/online_articles/trump-year-one-tragedy-farce-right-wing-media


This Is the Way Paul Ryan’s Speakership Ends

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/magazine/paul-ryan-speakership-end-trump.html


Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty

https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/02/internal-documents-show-how-trump-administration-state-department-misled-public-on-poverty/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

https://amp.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/14/the-death-of-truth-how-we-gave-up-on-facts-and-ended-up-with-trump?__twitter_impression=true


Is Democracy Really Dying?

https://newrepublic.com/article/150507/democracy-really-dying


A Kind of Homelessness: Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era

https://religionandpolitics.org/2018/08/07/a-kind-of-homelessness-evangelicals-of-color-in-the-trump-era/


Senator who voted for anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ busted in hotel with underage boy

http://deadstate.org/senator-who-voted-to-protect-bathrooms-from-trans-people-caught-in-hotel-with-underage-boy/


Prisons

The Changing State of Recidivism: Fewer People Going Back to Prison

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2018/08/01/the-changing-state-of-recidivism-fewer-people-going-back-to-prison?utm_source=The+Appeal&utm_campaign=e7829b04bc-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_03_03_52_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_72df992d84-e7829b04bc-58394763


Demanding Wide-Reaching Reforms and an End to Slavery, Incarcerated People in 17 States Plan Prison Strike

https://truthout.org/articles/incarcerated-people-in-17-us-states-plan-prison-strike/


Texas spent $7 million to fight against A/C in a prison. It may only cost $4 million to install.

https://www.texastribune.org/2018/08/29/texas-prison-heat-air-conditioning-cost-drop/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Plum gig or slave labor? California inmates fight wildfires for $1 an hour

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/amp/Plum-gig-or-slave-labor-California-inmates-fight-13148532.php?__twitter_impression=true


“Cooking Them to Death”: The Lethal Toll of Hot Prisons

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/10/11/cooking-them-to-death-the-lethal-toll-of-hot-prisons?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sprout&utm_source=twitter


Horrific deaths, brutal treatment: Mental illness in America’s jails

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/projects/jail-crisis/article_5ba8a112-974e-11e8-ba17-b734814f14db.amp.html?__twitter_impression=true


Psychology

Money Really Does Lead to a More Satisfying Life

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/business/money-satisfaction-lottery-study.html


Why the Most Important Idea in Behavioral Decision-Making Is a Fallacy

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-the-most-important-idea-in-behavioral-decision-making-is-a-fallacy/


How do you explain the "obvious?"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/magazine/how-do-you-explain-the-obvious.html


Mind-Body Dualism and Health Revisited

https://econtent.hogrefe.com/doi/abs/10.1027/1864-9335/a000344?journalCode=zsp&


Giving Up the Ghost

https://longreads.com/2018/08/20/giving-up-the-ghost/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Racism

'Welcome to white town,' Springfield detective Gregg Bigda allegedly told Hispanic suspect, federal lawsuit says

https://articles.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/welcome_to_white_town_said_spr.amp?__twitter_impression=true


Is Liberal Racism a Horse of a Different Color?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-liberal-racism-a-horse-of-a-different-color-1533682618?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/EYfsU1BESa


Religion

We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christinekenneally/orphanage-death-catholic-abuse-nuns-st-josephs


Science

Researchers replicate just 13 of 21 social science experiments published in top journals

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/08/27/researchers-replicate-just-13-of-21-social-science-experiments-published-in-top-journals/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.bb6f15ba4889&__twitter_impression=true


To Heal Some Wounds, Adult Cells Turn More Fetal

https://www.quantamagazine.org/in-paligenosis-adult-cells-turn-fetal-to-heal-wounds-20180829/


We have measured the speed of death and it’s 2 millimetres an hour

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931912-300-we-have-measured-the-speed-of-death-and-its-2-millimetres-an-hour/?utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS&utm_campaign=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2018-0816-GLOBAL-NSNEW&utm_content=NSNEW


Is There a Logical Inconsistency in the Constitution?

https://amp.slate.com/technology/2018/08/is-there-a-logical-inconsistency-in-the-constitution.html?__twitter_impression=true


Our job as scientists is to find the truth. But we must also be storytellers

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/20/our-job-as-scientists-is-to-find-the-truth-but-we-must-also-be-storytellers


This Will Help You Grasp the Sizes of Things in the Universe

http://nautil.us/blog/-this-will-help-you-grasp-the-sizes-of-things-in-the-universe


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Results of Our 2018 Federal Scientists Survey

https://blog.ucsusa.org/jacob-carter/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-the-results-of-our-2018-federal-scientists-survey


Social Media

“Selfie” harm: Effects on mood and body image in young women

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144517305326


The One Law That’s The Cause Of Everything Good And Terrible About The Internet

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b4f5cc1e4b0de86f488df86/amp?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&ncid=engmodushpmg00000004&__twitter_impression=true


'Eat Shit' is The Singular Insult of These Profoundly Stupid Times

https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/amp22812797/what-does-eat-shit-mean/?__twitter_impression=true


Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/teens-desert-social-media


ACLU: Alex Jones ban could set dangerous social media precedent

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/402903-aclu-warns-alex-jones-ban-could-set-dangerous-precedent?amp&__twitter_impression=true


Some Online ‘Mobs’ Are Vicious. Others Are Perfectly Rational.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/07/magazine/some-online-mobs-are-vicious-others-are-perfectly-rational.html


Social Media Might Not Ruin Nature, After All

https://earther.gizmodo.com/how-social-media-could-help-us-protect-nature-1828178169


Why big tech's fight against Infowars in unwinnable

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-youtube-ban-infowars-but-invite-new-headaches/amp?__twitter_impression=true


How Two Years Of Instagram Stories Has Altered The Way We Love, Act And Play

https://www.esquire.com/uk/culture/a22588567/how-two-years-of-instagram-stories-has-altered-the-way-we-love-act-and-play/


The ‘feel-good’ horror of late-stage capitalism

https://thinkprogress.org/do-the-impossible-never-complain-live-the-dream-the-dark-morals-of-todays-feel-good-stories-63b38b4a4953/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



- https://twitter.com/IRHotTakes/status/1027957767867453442?s=03


Space

Hubble's Latest Jaw-Dropper Shows Where The Universe's Stars Come From

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2018/08/27/hubbles-latest-jaw-dropper-shows-where-the-universes-stars-come-from/amp/


Early Opaque Universe Linked to Galaxy Scarcity

https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/53447/amp?__twitter_impression=true


Did Scientists Actually Spot Evidence Of Another Universe?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jesseshanahan/2018/08/24/did-scientists-actually-spot-evidence-of-another-universe/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


7 Key Questions About Space And The Universe: What Do People Ask Google?

http://sciencecavern.com/space/7-key-questions-people-ask-google-about-space/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost



- https://twitter.com/NWSBoulder/status/1033567464855089152?s=03


Sports

It’s Okay To Want More From Michael Jordan

https://newsone.com/3820715/michael-jordan-lebron-james-donald-trump-response/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Brain injury expert calls for ban on heading in football

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45110282


Prehistoric college football coaches are killing players. It’s past time to stop them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/sports/colleges/prehistoric-college-football-coaches-are-killing-players-its-past-time-to-stop-them/2018/08/21/5b0f67c2-a53b-11e8-8fac-12e98c13528d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cfe740221fad&__twitter_impression=true


Student Loan Debt

APNewsBreak: Nation's top student loan official resigns

https://apnews.com/amp/5fa24ab9eafb456089fb9ff1a22ec694?__twitter_impression=true


Trump’s Student Debt Policies Are Mind-bogglingly Corrupt

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/cfpbs-student-loan-watchdog-resigns-in-protest-of-trump.html


We Must Cancel Everyone’s Student Debt, for the Economy’s Sake

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/amp/2018/02/lets-cancel-everyones-student-debt-for-the-economys-sake.html?__twitter_impression=true


Surveillance State

Eight AT&T Buildings and Ten Years of Litigation: Shining a Light on NSA Surveillance

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/eight-att-buildings-and-ten-years-litigation-shining-light-nsa-surveillance


Constructing a Data‐Driven Society: China's Social Credit System as a State Surveillance Infrastructure

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/poi3.183


We underestimate the threat of facial recognition technology at our peril

https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/17/we-underestimate-the-threat-of-facial-recognition-technology-at-our-peril?__twitter_impression=true


Taxes

Trump's capital gains tax idea is handout to the rich, broken promise to workers: Wyden

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/916377002?__twitter_impression=true


Rick and Ann Scott’s financial trail leads to Cayman Islands tax haven

http://amp.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article217391445.html?__twitter_impression=true


Forget Old Glory — Why Betsy DeVos’s Family Yacht and Others Fly Foreign Flags

https://capitalandmain.com/forget-old-glory-why-betsy-devos-family-yacht-and-others-fly-foreign-flags-0807


Sunday’s pathetic white supremacist rally cost D.C. $2.6 million

https://thinkprogress.org/pathetic-white-supremacist-rally-cost-dc-millions-5a160a3c0d29/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Tech Dystopia

Odd Numbers: Algorithms alone can't meaningfully hold other algorithms accountable

http://reallifemag.com/odd-numbers/


When Machine Learning is Facially Invalid

https://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2018/9/230569-when-machine-learning-is-facially-invalid/fulltext


Tech Companies Are Gathering For A Secret Meeting To Prepare A 2018 Election Strategy

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/tech-companies-are-gathering-for-a-secret-meeting-to


Tech companies use “persuasive design” to get us hooked. Psychologists say it’s unethical.

https://www.vox.com/2018/8/8/17664580/persuasive-technology-psychology


Deepfakes Are Coming. And They're Dangerous.

https://www.weeklystandard.com/jenna-lifhits/deepfake-videos-are-a-national-security-threat?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true


Machines for the Evasion of Moral Responsibility

https://thefrailestthing.com/2017/10/04/machines-for-the-evasion-of-moral-responsibility/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/teen-phone-monitoring-app-leaks-thousands-of-users-data/?__twitter_impression=true


Waymo’s Big Ambitions Slowed by Tech Trouble

https://www.theinformation.com/articles/waymos-big-ambitions-slowed-by-tech-trouble?shared=4596b7125469ea51


Public Attitudes Toward Technology Companies

http://www.pewinternet.org/2018/06/28/public-attitudes-toward-technology-companies/


Tech Utopia

The simple but ingenious system Taiwan uses to crowdsource its laws

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611816/the-simple-but-ingenious-system-taiwan-uses-to-crowdsource-its-laws/


Millions of People Need New Corneas. Now We Can 3D Print Them

https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2018/5/30/millions-of-people-need-new-corneas-now-we-can-3d-print-them


Silicon Valley Writes a Playbook to Help Avert Ethical Disasters

https://www.wired.com/story/ethical-os/


Meet the rose hip cell, a new kind of neuron

https://www.wired.com/story/meet-the-rosehip-cell-a-new-kind-of-neuron/


World's smallest transistor switches current with a single atom in solid state

https://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news2/newsid=50895.php


Transportation

The forgotten history of how automakers invented the crime of "jaywalking"

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-forgotten-history-of-how-automakers-invented-the-crime-of-jaywalking-816728195


Voting

White House blocks bill that would protect elections

https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-blocks-bill-protect-elections-173459278.html


If It Doesn't Have Paper Backups and Automatic Audits, It's Not an Election Security Bill

https://www.eff.org/if-it-doesnt-have-paper-backups-and-automatic-audits-its-not-election-security


Inside the progressive movement roiling the Democratic Party

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-election-progressives/


Democratic unity disrupted by battle over Bernie Sanders-backed superdelegate plan

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna903606?__twitter_impression=true


DNC Votes To Largely Strip 'Superdelegates' Of Presidential Nominating Power

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/25/641725402/dnc-set-to-reduce-role-of-superdelegates-in-presidential-nominating-process


'A Change Is Gonna Come': Poll Shows Democratic Voters Like Socialism More Than Capitalism

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/13/change-gonna-come-poll-shows-democratic-voters-socialism-more-capitalism?amp&__twitter_impression=true


How the U.S. Has Failed to Protect the 2018 Election—and Four Ways to Protect 2020

https://www.lawfareblog.com/how-us-has-failed-protect-2018-election-and-four-ways-protect-2020


Georgia County Can't Back Up Its Excuse For Plan To Disenfranchise Black Voters

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b7c7484e4b07295150dbaf3/amp?la=&__twitter_impression=true


New data makes it clear: Nonvoters handed Trump the presidency

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/politics/wp/2018/08/09/new-data-makes-it-clear-nonvoters-handed-trump-the-presidency/?utm_term=.b3bed9005761&__twitter_impression=true


The ADA is being used to disenfranchise minority voters

https://thinkprogress.org/ada-voter-suppression-cd7031080bfd/amp/?__twitter_impression=true



- https://twitter.com/ReadFlyRun/status/1034281533652250624?s=03


Women are badasses

All-female Saudi team reigns supreme at world’s largest hackathon

https://thenextweb.com/syndication/2018/08/08/all-female-saudi-team-reigns-supreme-at-worlds-largest-hackathon/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true


Louis C.K. Has Clearly Learned Nothing — and I'm Done (Guest Column)

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/live-feed/louis-ck-has-clearly-learned-nothing-im-done-guest-column-1138704?__twitter_impression=true


The Special Challenges of Being Both a Scientist and a Mom

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/voices/the-special-challenges-of-being-both-a-scientist-and-a-mom/


Student Debt Is Worse for Women

https://www.chronicle.com/article/Student-Debt-Is-Worse-for/244145/


Muslim Woman Says TSA Forced Her To Show Her Bloodied Pad During Airport Screening

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tsa-muslim-woman-bloodied-pad-airport-screening_us_5b7da406e4b07295150f45e5


All career advice for women is a form of gaslighting

https://qz.com/work/1363399/all-career-advice-for-women-is-a-form-of-gaslighting/amp/?__twitter_impression=true


Work

Money for Nothing

https://newrepublic.com/article/150506/universal-basic-income-future-of-pointless-work


Why the tech sector may not solve America’s looming automation crisis

https://pudding.cool/2018/08/retraining/


3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances

https://hbr.org/2018/08/3-kinds-of-jobs-that-will-thrive-as-automation-advances


6 key findings on how Americans see the rise of automation

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/10/04/6-key-findings-on-how-americans-see-the-rise-of-automation/?amp=1&__twitter_impression=true


This company hired anyone who applied. Now it’s starting a movement

https://amp.fastcompany.com/90219582/this-company-hired-anyone-who-applied-now-its-starting-a-movement


Burned-out millennials are quitting lucrative jobs

https://nypost.com/2018/07/25/millennials-are-bailing-on-their-high-paying-jobs-to-travel/


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