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Links 6/18/2021

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Martha Stewart Bids Adieu to the Hamptons By Hosting A List Book Party at Historic Mil Mansion Showbiz 411. Smart move. “The Hamptons are not a defensible position.” –Mark Blythe Davos is dead, and the coronavirus killed it FT (Vlade). Hot stuff. The Climate Culture Shock Is Coming Bloomberg. “Just 0.2% of Fortune 100 board members have any experience with climate. That’s going to have to change.” I don’t see why. Nobody on Boeing’s board has any experience with aircraft manufacturing. Oh, wait…. The CalPERS Executive Team Demands a New Loyalty Oath! Tony Butka, CityWatch We’re Not In A Real Estate Bubble Surviving Tomorrow, Medium. Deck: “It’s far worse than that.” I’m not a real estate maven. Perhaps readers who are will weigh in. Bond spreads collapse as investors rush into

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Martha Stewart Bids Adieu to the Hamptons By Hosting A List Book Party at Historic $30 Mil Mansion Showbiz 411. Smart move. “The Hamptons are not a defensible position.” –Mark Blythe

Davos is dead, and the coronavirus killed it FT (Vlade). Hot stuff.

The Climate Culture Shock Is Coming Bloomberg. “Just 0.2% of Fortune 100 board members have any experience with climate. That’s going to have to change.” I don’t see why. Nobody on Boeing’s board has any experience with aircraft manufacturing. Oh, wait….

The CalPERS Executive Team Demands a New Loyalty Oath! Tony Butka, CityWatch

We’re Not In A Real Estate Bubble Surviving Tomorrow, Medium. Deck: “It’s far worse than that.” I’m not a real estate maven. Perhaps readers who are will weigh in.

Bond spreads collapse as investors rush into corporate debt FT

One Failed Bridge in Memphis Is Costing Business Millions (not pay-walled) WSJ.

#COVID19

Missouri Tourist Hotspot, Where Vaccination Rates Are Low, Seeing Outbreak Of COVID Variant KCUR

Roger Marolt: A wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth Snowmass Sun. From Aspen, another tourist town.

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Coronavirus ‘still has the upper hand,’ warns WHO Europe head Deutsche Welle

From $1-Million Lotteries to Free Beer: Do COVID Vaccination Incentives Work? Scientific American

Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19? Harvard Health Publishing. From early June, before CDC answered “No,” but making CDC’s answer all the more inexplicable.

The potential stickiness of pandemic-induced behavior changes in the United States PNAS

China?

Exclusive: Banks Prepare to Lower Deposit Rates as Rate Cap Reform Takes Effect Caixin Global. Commentary

Washington’s Dangerous New Consensus on China (not paywalled) Bernie Sanders, Foreign Affairs. The deck: “Don’t Start Another Cold War.”

Biden’s plan to keep China in check relies on Manila FT. Oy.

China should build surveillance system to track coronavirus variants, says top virologist South China Morning Post

China’s Worse-Than-Suez Ship Delays Set to Widen Trade Chaos Bloomberg

WPX: The State of the Chinese Pork Import Market The Pig Site

The Relentless Wave Vietnam Weekly

A Way of Life Almost Lost in Kampong Phluk’s Fishing Community Cambodianess. Tonle Sap; see NC here.

Myanmar

Anti-regime group bombs condo project linked to junta cabinet member Myanmar Now! Real estate. Ouch!

United Nations set to call for halt of arms to Myanmar -diplomats Reuters. Don’t think “crimes against humanity”:

Think “blueprint.”

Does the right hand….

… know what the left hand is doing?

(ASEAN Defense Minister’s Meeting)

India

In Rural India, COVID-19 Outbreaks Have One Standout Feature: Speed The Wire

Amravati: Vaccines for reluctant Melghat tribals at job guarantee scheme worksites Times of India

Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda Guardian

UK/EU

French prosecutors seek 6-month jail term for Sarkozy

Germany disbands Stasi records agency but saves files Deutsche Welle

Argentine Port Unions Plan Strike Over Vaccine Access MarineLink

‘We are not communists’: Castillo seeks to allay fears in divided Peru Reuters

New Cold War

Russia and Its Neighbors, Thirty Years after the Fall Valdai Discussion Club

Biden Administration

Biden heads home with a mixed bag from Geneva Responsible Statecraft

Post-Summit, Putin Says Image of Biden Drawn by Media Has Nothing to Do With Reality Sputnik News

How much can Lina Khan do to rein in Big Tech? FT

Biden Presses Cybernetic Biden Replica On Growing Threat Of Automation The Onion

Our Famously Free Press

Pushing Consumers to Amazon Is Baked In to NYT’s Business Model FAIR

YouTube suspends GOP Sen. Ron Johnson’s account, says he violated Covid-19 policy NBC

Lifting the mask Ed Snowden, Continuing Ed

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Fort Bragg Murders Rolling Stone. Gruesome.

Covid-19: Technology That Saves Lives – But Can the NHS Afford it? Bright

Class Warfare

What’s at stake at the Teamsters’ convention Tempest

The incarcerated women battling wildfires High Country News. A walk down memory lane: “Lawyers for California Attorney General Kamala Harris argued releasing non-violent inmates early would harm efforts to fight California wildfires.”

Love me, love me, love me….

If Obama had passed card-check, as he [snort] promised to do, the MSNBC workers would have a union today.

Latinx Files: ‘In the Heights’ and the pitfalls of Latinx representation LA Times

Toni Morrison Hated ‘Hamilton’ So Much She Funded a Play About Lin-Manuel Miranda Newsweek. Stoller on Hamilton.

Antidote du Jour (via):

Links 6/18/2021

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jur here.

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