The End of Oil Is Near SIerra Club
Green swans: Why climate change is unlike any other financial risk In The Black (periol). The BIS and accounting standards material is interesting.
Will We Ever Listen To The Warnings? David Sirota, Too Much Information
How the shadow of slavery still hangs over global finance The Conversation
Yes, climate change is almost certainly fueling California’s massive fires MIT Technology Review
Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19? British Medical Journal
The China Syndrome Part I: Outbreak Quillette. This looks very good.
Conservatives sue to knock down Tony Evers’ health emergency, mask mandate Journal-Sentinel. By contrast:
Currently trending on South Korea’s social media: Where’s the no-masker? pic.twitter.com/I7oDWlYjkO
— Sam Kim (@samkimasia) August 25, 2020
GM Sells 15,000 Low-Cost EVs For China In First 20 Days Jalopnik (Re Silc).
Our schools couldn’t afford that many basketballs:
China’s kindergarten game: Cooperation. pic.twitter.com/2vxAsEetHm
— ShanghaiPanda (@thinking_panda) August 23, 2020
Except the private ones, of course.
Palestine deleted Mondoweiss
New Cold War
Might Belarus become the next Syria? The Saker
Russia Just Declassified Footage of the Largest Nuke Ever Tested Vice (Re Silc).
Republican National Convention
Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Collins on QAnon and disinformation Columbia Journalism Review
Big Brother Is Watching You
Police State Watch
Preparing for the Next Pandemic Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections building was set on fire during the second night of unrest in Kenosha. Reduced to rubble and ashes. This video was recorded before bulldozers were brought in. @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/x0voJ2xF4I
— Vi Nguyen (@ViNguyen) August 25, 2020
The Burning House The Nation. “Rather than create a nation of homeowners, the housing programs of the Great Society, which relied on public-private ventures that almost always benefited the private interests, only helped to intensify racial disparities.” Oh, Lordie, public-private partnerships.
The Case for Climate Action: Building a Clean Economy for the American People (PDF) Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The final two paragraphs:
Imagine if the political polarities on climate change suddenly reversed. Imagine if the big trade associations were led by the science and the economics of climate change, not by fossil fuel money. Imagine how quickly Congress could act if powerful trade associations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers became advocates for serious pro-climate policies. Imagine if the powerful banking, agricultural, financial services, technology, and consumer products lobbies came in and demanded real climate action.
Corporate America need not imagine this. Corporate America can make it happen. When it decides to show up.
Age-based, geographic, and socioeconomic status disparities collectively diminish average life expectancy. Midlife “diseases of despair” (eg, suicides, drug overdoses, and alcohol-related conditions), firearm violence, and obesity also are contributing factors for reduced life expectancy, especially in rural counties, the industrial Midwest, and Appalachia. Stated simply, poorer, less-educated individuals in the US live considerably shorter lives. This pattern of inequality has been highlighted further during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complete, across-the-board failure by the political class in its entirety at the most basic, material level. Or overwhelming success, depending.
Organizational Evolution at the Washington Free Health Clinic Grassroots Economic Organizing
How to End America’s Loneliness Epidemic Blloomberg
Antidote du jour (RM):
RM writes: “My daughter sent me this from Mesa Verde, Colorado where she works.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here