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Beneficiant readers:

Yves is wrapped across the axle on property issues, together with posting on Putin’s partial mobilization speech, and asks me to inform you that this 12 months’s fundraiser is now over — though, for excessive procrastinators, the Tip Jar continues to be to your proper — and to suppose you for the contributions that alone make Bare Capitalism attainable. Yves will specific her thanks extra gracefully and fully at a much less fraught time. –lambert

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Earth’s ant inhabitants of 20 quadrillion outnumbers people by 2.5 million occasions, research finds NBC

Bees could really feel ache Science

How Do Fireflies Flash in Sync? Research Recommend a New Reply Quanta. Attention-grabbing! This photograph is so lovely I need to run it:

(Credit score: Jason Gambone Pictures)

Personal fairness could change into a ‘pyramid scheme’, warns Danish pension fund FT

Local weather

Shell’s Inside Emails Present Simply How Cynical Oil Firms’ Emissions Guarantees Are The New Republic

How oil corporations endlessly keep away from cleanup prices Excessive Nation Information

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Clearing Air pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Growing older — And Might Minimize the Danger of Dementia KHN

The US Is Measuring Excessive Warmth Incorrect Wired

How a Quebec Lithium Mine Might Assist Make Electrical Automobiles Reasonably priced NYT

Vultures Stop Tens of Thousands and thousands of Metric Tons of Carbon Emissions Every Yr Scientific American

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In the meantime, on the World Financial institution:


Jackson, Mississippi, residents sue officers over water disaster ABC


Three myths about COVID-19 — and the most important problem that lies forward ABC. “As an immunologist with 4 a long time of analysis on antibodies beneath my belt, I at all times felt like I had a reasonably good deal with on COVID-19. However once I caught the virus in Might, my hubris shortly changed into humility.” Nicely value a learn.


China’s excessive climate challenges scientists attempting to review it Nature

China and United Arab Emirates agree on joint lunar rover mission South China Morning Submit

Shanghai Cooperation Group assembly in Samarkand: first conclusions Gilbert Doctorow

The SCO’s Clumsy Push to Disrupt the World Order Walter Russell Mead, WSJ


Witnesses: Myanmar air assault kills 13, together with 7 kids AP

The Finish of Kleptocracy in Malaysia? Heart for Worldwide and Stategic Research


How the Pandemic Exacerbated Id-Primarily based Discrimination in India’s Labour Market The Wire


How Israeli media reported a ‘lynching’ that by no means occurred +972

Israeli Forces Intentionally Killed Palestinian American Journalist, Report Present The Intercept

Outdated Blighty

And now our queue is ended:

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Leicester reveals Hindu nationalism is now not confined to India The New Statesman

European Disunion

Putin’s Power Conflict Is Crushing Europe Overseas Coverage. Makes you surprise “Why now?” on partial mobilization.

In Germany, vitality worth shock triggers fears of insolvency wave Reuters

Szijjarto: Brussels place on Ukraine warfare not shared by most international locations The Budapest Occasions

New Not So Chilly Conflict

Ukraine Stay Updates: Putin Calls Up Extra Troops as His Conflict Effort Falters NYT. I’m not seeing the extent of aghastitude and hysteria I’d count on from the announcement of a Russian mobilization, even a partial one. Maybe the press and the intelligence neighborhood — sorry for the redundancy — have been wrong-footed ultimately?

Putin calls up 300,000 reservists, makes nuclear risk Politico. The headline is misleading; “all sources at our disposal” contains hypersonic weapons, which aren’t nuclear.

Vladimir Putin Mobilises Extra Troops for Ukraine, Says West Needs to Destroy Russia The Wire and Putin Escalates Ukraine Conflict; Publicizes Partial Mobilization Earlier than Professional-Russia Referendums Republic World. “This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed; solely the picture & headline could have been reworked by www.republicworld.com.” Hmm.

On The Upcoming Putin Speech And Bulletins Moon of Alabama. Pre-speech, however some fascinating speculations.

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AMLO defends his peace proposal after Ukrainian criticism Mexico Information Day by day

Brazil’s Bolsonaro requires negotiations to finish Ukraine warfare AP

Biden Administration

Biden declared the pandemic ‘over.’ His Covid staff says it’s extra difficult. Politico. “When the White Home reviewed a transcript of [Biden’s] feedback after the interview, which was taped earlier within the week, it didn’t alert its Covid staff — leaving the administration with no coordinated response for the instant aftermath.” West Wing Mind Fog?

Stoller live-blogging Kahn’s testimony earlier than the Senate Judiciary Committee:

Decide indicators off on UnitedHealth-Change deal, rejects DOJ problem Becker’s Hospital Assessment (Otis B Driftwood). Commentary:

Intelligence Group

America’s Open Wound Ed Snowden, Persevering with Ed. Nicely value a learn.

Secret Paperwork Have Uncovered the CIA’s Julian Assange Obsession Jacobin

Huge Brother Is Watching You

MTA to put in 2 surveillance cameras on each subway automobile Gothamist

Tracked: How faculties use AI to observe pupil protests Dallas Morning Information

Provide Chain

Delivery: liners swimming in cash however provide chains sinking Hellenic Delivery Information

Video: Two Large Fires Hit Refinery Complicated in Venezuela Maritime Govt. Odd.

The Bezzle

Human Trafficking’s Latest Abuse: Forcing Victims Into Cyberscamming Professional Publica

Imperial Collapse Watch

Towards a Phenomenology of the U.S. Alliance System: Boon or a Scourge on America’s Nationwide Curiosity? Institute for Peace and Diplomacy

US is changing into a ‘creating nation’ on international rankings that measure democracy, inequality The Dialog

Nation’s subject grades start annual fiscal 12 months migration away from meals Duffel Weblog

Class Warfare

Deal averting railroad strike has potential to collapse The HIll. Since there’s no contract, there’s nothing to vote on, therefore no “deal.” Clearly, the Democrats, union directors on the nationwide stage, and the railroads deem accomplished a backroom deal between elite gamers, erasing the function of employees completely, however that’s not the way it works, even at the moment.

Recent UK rail strikes to hit Tory convention FT

Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of 4-Time CEO Hunter Harrison (reveiw) Rational Reflections. Hagiography for the inventor of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Word the function of personal fairness at Illinois Central.

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GEICO Tells Staff They Have ‘Proper to Contact Police’ If Union Organizers Go to Their Home Vice. Asking for someone to get whacked, identical to any 911 name.

The thirty second First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony Unbelievable Analysis

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