Our 86 Billion Neurons: She Showed It New York Review of Books. Why are humans smarter? We learned to cook.
Climate change in pictures Al Jazeera. Will those cooking skills come to naught? Sobering photos.
Why The Permian Just Got Even Hotter OilPrice.com
History revisited: How Tughlaq’s currency change led to chaos in 14th century India Scroll. Modi’s not the first Indian leader to trigger chaos with an inept demonetization plan.
For the first time in India, the rich beg the poor to help them Sydney Morning Herald (Martha R).
Totally Out of Touch: Nicolas Sarkozy Seeks “Marshall Plan” for Africa Michael Shedlock. E. Mayer: “I was going to say something sardonic about the French role in destroying a relatively peaceful and prosperous Libya, but then it occurred to me that the original Marshall Plan started with devastated countries, so perhaps Sarkozy in his wisdom is proposing ‘destroy, then rebuild in our image’. Have they awarded this year’s Nobel Peace prize yet?”
Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on? The Conversation
The Professor Who Had to Spend Half His Life to Make the Drug India Needs The Wire. Tale of Professor Sujoy Kumar Guha’s so far unrealized 37-year quest to develop and launch a reversible male contraceptive.
Inequality, Market Chaos and Angry Voters Der Spiegel. Much to mull here.
Steve Bannon And ‘Seinfeld’: Rob Reiner ‘Sick’ Over Deal With Donald Trump’s Adviser International Business Times
The Indonesian fire play Al Jazeera
Barclays boss: London’s ‘gravitational pull’ on finance will not wane after Brexit Daily Telegraph. Wishful thinking will count for little if passporting is withdrawn.
Big Brother IS Watching You Watch
Gnashing of Teeth and Rending Of Garments
Obama Is Warning America About Trump’s Presidency. Are You Listening? New Republic. About what you would expect, but one line made me chuckle: “Obama’s presidency was historically uncorrupt and free from major scandal…”- that’s if we conveniently forget the FBI was investigating the SoS.
We have 100 days to stop Donald Trump from systemically corrupting our institutions Vox. Textbook example of the calm analysis we expect from our Matty (irony alert).
Eight steps reporters should take before Trump assumes office Columbia Journalism Review. File under: Isn’t this bleeding obvious? Do MSM reporters actually need to be told to do this stuff? Oh, right, after their stunning success in illuminating the actions of HRC and her entourage, I guess maybe they do.
2016 Post Mortem
Hillary Clinton deserved to lose New Statesman. Well argued and right on.
How Obama’s Legacy Lost the Elections for Hillary Common Dreams
What Obama Got Right The Atlantic. I thought that one silver lining to the election of Trump would be to drive a stake through the heart of the legacy journalism vampire. For it should be clear to any sentient person, there’s a straight line between the Obamamometer’s policy failures and the rise of Trump. I was wrong. The fawning tributes continue. Don’t read this with a full stomach.
Why Hillary Clinton deserved to lose Malaysia Outlook. I don’t agree with every sentence in this piece. But there’s much to ponder herein- much of which you wouldn’t see in the US/UK MSM. And it’s in a source I doubt many Links readers see regularly.
Facebook Didn’t Tilt the Election Bloomberg.
Jesse Jackson: Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton Detroit Free Press Don’t agree that he should but still think he will.
In The Hollow Harper’s. DK: “If I hear the words ‘flyover zone’, ‘stupid’, or ‘uneducated’ once more to refer to Appalachians, I don’t know what I’ll do. “
Beyond the Hollow Ones Counterpunch
2020 presidential candidates, ranked by Vegas odds San Francisco Chronicle. For those of you who can’t live without campaign horse race coverage….
Whither the Economy?
Trumponomics: It’s Not All Crazy Counterpunch. Dean Baker’s take.
Daniel Larison Giuliani Might Be Even Worse Than Bolton American Conservative
How Wall Street Firms Make Money From Donald Trump’s Prison Policy International Business Times
Donald Trump’s Children Won’t Have White House Roles WSJ. That’s settled then. Instead, they’ll run his business empire.
Antidote du Jour:
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.