Links 2/14/2020 | naked capitalism


You Think We’re Self-Obsessed Now? The 19th Century Would Like A Word FiveThirtyEight
Prince Harry and Meghan axe all 15 employees in their UK-based team Newscom Australia (The Rev Kev)
The hidden design failure that’s costing consumers trillions Fast Company
Extensive Chemical Safety Fraud Uncovered at German Testing Laboratory Independent Science News (JL)
Beer Waste Helps Montana Town Save Money On Water Treatment NPR (Montanamaven)
The New Spheres of Influence Foreign Affairs Graham Allison.
Day One at Yalta, the Conference That Shaped the World: ‘De Gaulle Thinks He’s Joan of Arc’ Literary Hub
Dorothy Parker’s Daring Wit Humanities
The people’s economist aeon
The way we read now Spectator USA
Battle between two legal giants escalates as Alan Dershowitz files defamation suit against David Boies AlterNet
Tick Tock: Iraqi Leader Still Under Pressure To Boot U.S. Forces American Conservative
No. 1 Sponsor of Terrorism? US Media Name Iran, but Overlook a Candidate Closer to Home FAIR
It’s time to reclaim Syria’s road to recovery Asia Times (The Rev Kev). Pepe Escobar.
AP Explains: Why Syria’s M5 is Assad’s highway to victory AP
l’Affaire Jeffrey Epstein
Barclays CEO Under Investigation Over Links to Jeffrey Epstein WSJ
In wake of Brexit, EU to put Cayman Islands on tax haven blacklist Guardian (re/silC)
Class Warfare
Newsrooms Rethink a Crime Reporting Staple: The Mugshot Marshall Project
Coronavirus and Concentration: Should the FDA Have Anti-Monopoly Authority? BIG Matt Stoller
Credit-Card Interest Rates Soar to Record High, Bond Yields Drop to Record Low: What Gives? Wolfstreet (zagonostra)
PAID BY THE PIPELINE The Intercept OregonCharles
The Challenging Arithmetic of Climate Action Project Syndicate
Wall Street is trying to catch up on climate change FT (David L)
BP has announced a “net zero” emissions plan MIT Technology Review
A Crisis Right Now: San Francisco and Manila Face Rising Seas NYT (David L)
Mean Streets Foreign Affairs
Waste Watch
Tracking the future of US recycling policy in Congress Waste Dive
The ESA is about to turn one of its spacecraft into a fireball MIT Technology Review
In Somalia, an unprecedented effort to kill massive locust swarms with biocontrol Science (guurst)
Health Care
Health insurer stocks surge as Bernie Sanders’ primary win seen boosting Trump’s chances MarketWatch (re/silC)
Giant viruses may be attacking the microbes in our guts Ars Technica (re/silC)
Trump Transition
White House quietly trims dozens of national security experts LA Times
Julian Assange
Assange Extradition: Blatant Judicial Double Standards Off Guardian (chuck l)
The Establishment Now Has Three Horses in the Race — and None Won New Hampshire TruthOut
Mayor Pete’s Health Care Plan Is a Joke Jacobin
What’s Behind Warren’s Weak Start FiveThirtyEight
Michael Bloomberg’s campaign suddenly drops memes everywhere The Strats Times
‘This is what panic looks like’: Sanders team hits back after Wall Street criticism Guardian. re/silC: “look out below wall street pete.”
India’s Textile City of Tiruppur is an Environmental Dark Spot The Wire
Climate change policies will continue to fall short unless we hand the mic to those most hurt by it Scroll
Our Famously Free Press
McClatchy, a Major U.S. Newspaper Chain, Files for Bankruptcy NYT (Dan)
When Viruses Turn Political Project Syndicate
Is THIS Why Most Coronavirus Deaths Have Been In Chinese Men? George Washington
Title: The Novel Coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, is Highly Contagious and More Infectious Than Initially Estimated medRxiv  (Dr. Kevin)
Here’s How Computer Models Simulate the Future Spread of New Coronavirus Scientfiic American (David L)
A virus called Wuhan-400 makes people terribly ill … in a Dean Koontz thriller from 1981. How is it that some books appear to prophesy events? SCMP (re/silC)
US military prepping for coronavirus pandemic Military Times . re/silC: “our space force will shoot the droplets out of the air.”
Antidote du Jour (via) To celebrate day 1 of the Great Backyard Bird Count, I should have posted a picture from the backyard where I’m currently a houseguest. Thanks to reader Milton for cluing me in to the existence of this event.
Alas, no flybys today. Wish I’d managed to snap the greater coucal that flew by the other day. But the bird was long gone before I grabbed my camera. I’ve posted this antidote because it’s in the spirit of a backyard bird:

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

This entry was posted in Guest Post, Links on February 14, 2020 by Jerri-Lynn Scofield. Post navigation
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