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Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System Emergence Close companions: Early evidence for dogs in northeast Jordan and the potential impact of new hunting methods Journal of Anthropological Archaeology Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle’s Potential Impact on Weather and Climate Weather Underground Debt machine: are risks piling up in leveraged loans FT Central Banks’ Window to Restock Ammo Is Closing Bloomberg South Asia Tops the Ranks of World’s Highest Real Interest Rates Bloomberg No cash? No problem, with India’s mobile microcredit Nikkei Asian Review. Micro-usury. Swell. Pay-for-Play, Ethical Concerns & the Usual Suspects: A Look at the Rivaling Fyre Fest Docs The Fashion Law Brexit Brexit: Theresa May ‘considers amending Good Friday Agreement’ to break deadlock Independent (KW). By March

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Corn Tastes Better on the Honor System Emergence

Close companions: Early evidence for dogs in northeast Jordan and the potential impact of new hunting methods Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle’s Potential Impact on Weather and Climate Weather Underground

Debt machine: are risks piling up in leveraged loans FT

Central Banks’ Window to Restock Ammo Is Closing Bloomberg

South Asia Tops the Ranks of World’s Highest Real Interest Rates Bloomberg

No cash? No problem, with India’s mobile microcredit Nikkei Asian Review. Micro-usury. Swell.

Pay-for-Play, Ethical Concerns & the Usual Suspects: A Look at the Rivaling Fyre Fest Docs The Fashion Law

Brexit

Brexit: Theresa May ‘considers amending Good Friday Agreement’ to break deadlock Independent (KW). By March 29? When I first saw this, I thought it was a parody.

Dublin rejects idea of alternative deal for Irish border post Brexit Politico

Theresa May on Brexit collision course with MPs FT

Defiant John Bercow ‘set to stay as speaker’ Guardian

Moving On Institute for Government. They tweet: “On major govt projects, almost half of project directors and a quarter of senior responsible owners leave their roles each year.” Projects such as Brexit planning and implementation, presumably.

Leveling up my cat game:

Frenchman jailed for 6 months for attempting organize Yellow Vest protest RT

Tsipras blames ‘extremist elements’ for clashes; protesters cry staged provocation Ekathimerini

Syraqistan

Army’s long-awaited Iraq war study finds Iran was the only winner in a conflict that holds many lessons for future wars Army Times. The only winner besides Halliburton et al. If you call that winning.

China?

China’s 2018 growth slows to 28-year low, more stimulus seen Reuters

China’s private sector struggles for funding as growth slows FT

Ronnie Chan, Donald Trump and how China misread the US in first round of trade talks South China Morning Post

Chinese Drone Giant DJI Unearths $150 Million Losses From Fraud Bloomberg

Mongolians are getting angry about corruption The Economist

“What Is Peppa?” – Viral Ad Campaign for ‘Peppa Pig’ Movie Makes the British Pig More Chinese Than Ever What’s on Weibo

New Cold War

Coincidence? – Chief Nurse Of British Army Was First To Arrive At Novichoked Skripal Scene Moon of Alabama. “Scene” is indeed the word. When I was in London a couple of years ago, I went to see the great British farce, Noises Off. Hilarity ensued. This latest incredible coincidence in Weston-super-Mare the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury should be causing that stiff British upper lip to twitch, at the very least. Maybe when everything’s funny, nothing is funny.

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad Russia Matters

The Russian pension chicken is coming home to roost… (UPDATED) Vineyard of the Saker

Trump Transition

The huge problem with Mueller’s Trump-Russia probe that no one talks about Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer

ACLU sues federal agencies in attempt to obtain social media surveillance records The Hill. Invasion of the data snatchers…

The Green New Deal: How We Will Pay For It Isn’t ‘A Thing’ – And Inflation Isn’t Either Forbes

Democrats in Disarray

1 big thing: Freshmen Dems balk at impeachment Axios. Goodness. I thought that’s what the Blue Wave was for? (The link includes a spreadsheet for the survey of the Dem frosh. That’s a good practice.)

Hawkish Democrats, Anti-War Republicans? Thank Trump The American Conservative

As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style NYT. That trial balloon popped fast.

Elizabeth Warren’s Early Stroke of Genius The Atlantic

Kamala Harris says she focused ‘almost every day’ on justice reform. That’s not the whole story. McClatchy

Our Famously Free Press

Beyond BuzzFeed: The 10 Worst, Most Embarrassing U.S. Media Failures on the Trump/Russia Story The Intercept. I remember each and every one of these stories, but I’m so jaded that one debacle after another seems like the new normal.

Health Care

Early Medicaid Expansion Associated With Reduced Payday Borrowing In California Health Affairs. Imagine what #MedicareForAll would do!

Guillotine Watch

“When You Get That Wealthy, You Start to Buy Your Own Bullshit”: The Miseducation of Sheryl Sandberg Vanity Fair (DK). DK: “Gets better when moving past Sandberg, around para eight.”

Millennials Are Taking Charge of Davos Bloomberg. Well, let’s hope they ruin it.

Class Warfare

Framing Crashed (9): Christophers’ The New Enclosure, Crashed and the problem of dirty and clean histories of neoliberalism Adam Tooze

Why 70 per cent tax rates would require capital controls The New Statesman

The Left Critique of Bureaucracy Current Affairs

‘The goal is to automate us’: welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism Guardian (MR).

‘I’m trying not to die right now’: Why opioid-addicted patients are still searching for help Politico. Everything’s going according to plan.

Fans Shocked After Marie Kondo Reveals She Has Been Dating Untidy Cupboard For Past 6 Months The Onion. Dateline — you guessed it — “Brooklyn, NY.”

It’s All Over The Point. No it isn’t.

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Links 1/21/19

“When the weather’s cold you can see the song” (Geoff Shipp)

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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