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Links 3/12/19

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Human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity Science What We Owe a Rabbit NYRB. Kant v. Mill. Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Press-Herald ASIC accuses banks of dragging feet on fees-for-no-service response ABC Australia. “The scandal included customers being charged ongoing fees by financial advisers — despite not even receiving a yearly review — as well as charges to accounts after customers had died.” Five Eyes elite omnishambles continues apace. Venezuela Blackout Shuts Down Venezuela’s Oil Exports OilPrice.com U.S. to Pull Remaining Diplomatic Workers From Embassy in Venezuela NYT Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says power recovery will come ‘little by little’ CNN Slow recovery as Venezuela power outage approaches 4th day

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Human impact erodes chimpanzee behavioral diversity Science

What We Owe a Rabbit NYRB. Kant v. Mill.

Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Press-Herald

ASIC accuses banks of dragging feet on fees-for-no-service response ABC Australia. “The scandal included customers being charged ongoing fees by financial advisers — despite not even receiving a yearly review — as well as charges to accounts after customers had died.” Five Eyes elite omnishambles continues apace.

Venezuela

Blackout Shuts Down Venezuela’s Oil Exports OilPrice.com

U.S. to Pull Remaining Diplomatic Workers From Embassy in Venezuela NYT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says power recovery will come ‘little by little’ CNN

Slow recovery as Venezuela power outage approaches 4th day Netblocks. I wish the Netblocks site weren’t so light on funding disclosure….

Venezuelan parliament declares state of emergency over power outage TASS. I don’t recall this level of hysteria when Puerto Rico was without power for months. Odd….

US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains Venezuelanalysis

Our Boss Will Call Your Boss CEPR. Mercs in Haiti.

Mexico’s leftist president creates new style of government AP

Brexit

Sterling soars after UK secures Brexit assurances from EU before vote Reuters

Juncker Warns ‘It Is This Deal, or Brexit May Not Happen at All’ Bloomberg

Brexit: What has Theresa May achieved? RTE

Breaking down the ‘last push’ to get May’s deal over the line FT

More than 500 village postmasters were ‘wrongly hounded for stealing millions because an IT system was riddled with 29 bugs’ Daily Mail

Let’s change Europe from the ground up Yanis Varoufakis, Le Monde Diplomatique

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte ignores US warnings and pushes for closer cooperation with China’s belt and road plan South China Morning Post. First Piraeus. Then Trieste. Next…. Gibralter?

China?

The US, China and the return of a two-bloc world FT

What’s Causing China’s Economic Slowdown Foreign Affairs

Idol Hands: How China’s Super Fan Groups Make and Break Stars Via the Multi-Million Dollar “Fan Economy” Radii

India

India: Narendra Modi faces a rural backlash as election looms FT

A Matter of Particular Concern: India’s Transition From Biomass Burning CFR

Immediate Action to Dismantle Terror Infrastructure Required: India to Saudi Arabia The Wire (J-LS).

New Cold War

Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster? US-Russia.org. Big if true.

The Long History of US-Russian ‘Meddling’ Stephen Cohen, The Nation

The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the Threads New York Magazine. The threads, and the highly successful business model.

Trump Transition

‘I don’t know I want to be that definitive:’ Pelosi impeachment opposition catches Dem leaders off guard Roll Call

The Pros and Cons of Impeaching Trump The New Yorker (Furzy Mouse).

New York Attorney General Opens Investigation of Trump Projects NYT

IRS watchdog: Options to extend filing season deadline ‘something that we’ve been thinking about’ Federal News Network

Dear Bureaucrat, my job wants me to lie Federal Times

Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal Miami Herald. Hoo boy.

Election Watchdog Hits Jeb Bush’s Super-PAC With Massive Fine for Taking Money From Foreign Nationals Mother Jones

Imperial Collapse Watch

The US Army Is Trying to Bury the Lessons of the Iraq War Defense One. Since the obvious lessons are that you should never trust the military, the intelligence community, the press, The Blob, and the great bulk of the political class across both parties, you can see why they’d want to do that.

The Dogs of War Sniff Out Mission in Central Africa The American Conservative

Health Care

‘Medicare-for-all’ gets unexpected surge of support, even in red states ABC

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ expands long-term care benefits AP

Obama Legacy

The Obama Boys Current Affairs. A must-read; shows the difference between taking office and taking power.

Class Warfare

The Relentless Misery of Working Inside an Amazon Warehouse Medium

On the death of my family’s dairy farm Abe Voelker (Reify99). Excellent long-form report. (I had no idea that “manure pipeline” was a thing. Big Ag!)

Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data Phys.org

War Happens in Dark Places, Too Contingent Magazine

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