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Wednesday Links

  1. A Syrian seed bank’s fight to survive.
  2. Texas wants to force a 20-lane highway through Austin: keep Austin weird!
  3. Human history gets a rewrite.
  4. What does Netflix do next?
  5. Newt’s prophecy.
  6. Why Russia is talking to the Taliban.
  7. Biden’s Green Agenda meets environmental red tape.
  8. Colin Powell’s tragic flaw.
  9. United States-Colombia relations.
  10. Solving the problem of racial discriminatory advertising on Facebook.
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Tuesday Links

  1. Peter Thiel’s planned property in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.
  2. Max Chafkin’s recent book The Contrarian on Peter Thiel.
  3. Colin Powell’s fateful moment.
  4. What I learned from Colin Powell.
  5. How not to talk about race.
  6. IATSE’s tenative deal.
  7. What do GDP growth curves really mean?
  8. Top Trump fundraiser boasted of raising $3 million to support Jan. 6 “Save America” rally.
  9. Ad astra: the coming battle over space.
  10. American law firms are enabling foreign kleptocrats.
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Monday Links

  1. Christopher Lasch’s The Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy.
  2. The haunting new novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard.
  3. The comfortable crises of HBO’s Succession.
  4. WHO creates new team to study COVID origins.
  5. Tyler Cowen reviews The Beatles’ Let It Be box set.
  6. The absolute simplest explanation for America’s supply chain woes.
  7. Why the ‘Big Short’ guys think Bitcoin is a bubble.
  8. Cryptocurrency is bunk.
  9. Why isn’t Steve Bannon in jail? Ask the Democrats.
  10. Is the army of lockdown traders here to stay?
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Friday Links

  1. The Trump Presidency is still an active crime scene.
  2. Will Merrick Garland put Steve Bannon in jail?
  3. Don’t fall into the fame trap.
  4. Rising inflation pierces investor complacency.
  5. Great Power competition and the future of American defence policy.
  6. Antisemitism in Australia.
  7. The truth about Brittany Murphy’s mysterious death.
  8. What the Pandora Papers revealed.
  9. Will the Facebook whistleblower’s testimony spur new United States digital regulation?
  10. China eases mortgages for the rest of the year on Evergrande contagion worries.
  11. Massacred by Islamic State, Yazidis now face Turkish airstrikes.
  12. The largest hack in Twitch’s history.
  13. The future of remote work.
  14. Stripe v Elrond: crypto and the payments system.
  15. The new Dune is the adaptation Frank Herbert’s novel deserves.
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Thursday Links

  1. Our return-to-office quandry.
  2. You can buy spaceflight history now.
  3. The crucial decision Democrats have to make now.
  4. The Velvet Underground casts a spell.
  5. The Quad in the Indo-Pacific: what to know.
  6. Why the United States should establish a carbon price either through reconciliation or other legislation.
  7. Fighting analogies in international relations.
  8. 2021 Global Development Program.
  9. The basic income experiment that changed lives.
  10. Will America defend Taiwan? Here’s what history says.

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Wednesday Links

  1. Peter Ridd loses Australian High Court appeal case against James Cook University.
  2. Ridd v James Cook University Australian High Court case documents and judgment.
  3. Slackers of the world, unite!
  4. Millions of people left behind by the vaccine are facing a stark future.
  5. The mysterious lab-leak theory.
  6. COVID scam arbitrage.
  7. The London kidnapping that changed China.
  8. Last chance to save the melting planet.
  9. Succession returns, nastier than ever.
  10. House votes to raise debt ceiling.
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Tuesday Links

  1. Deforestation is a crime.
  2. Paul McCartney doesn’t want to really stop the show.
  3. When bad weather and bad landlords collide.
  4. Why the next digital frontier is even riskier for kids.
  5. The road ahead for United States-China trade.
  6. Working toward responsible competition with China.
  7. Netflix’s response to Dave Chappelle controversy sparks even more backlash.
  8. What were the best eras to visit various places?
  9. A.Q. Khan: the death of a nuclear salesman.
  10. Japan, a sleeping giant of global affairs, is waking up.

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Monday Links

  1. Washington is getting China wrong.
  2. Another winter of COVID.
  3. If social media can be unsafe for kids, what happens in VR?
  4. How Marlon Brando became the Godfather.
  5. The moderating role of culture on the benefits of economic freedom.
  6. The crisis of German conservatism.
  7. Jacques Derrida’s defence of Marx and the birth of hauntology.
  8. The kids the pandemic left behind.
  9. A different approach to anti-racism.
  10. How private management consultants took over the public service.
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Friday Links

  1. The Battle of January 6th has just begun.
  2. South Dakota is a moral sewer and should be abolished.
  3. The depths of Trump’s election-stealing mania.
  4. Modest reforms won’t bring United States a Green Revolution.
  5. Suspect might be the best true-crime podcast of the year.
  6. How much slower is remote work?
  7. America is running out of everything.
  8. Tesla is moving its headquarters to Texas.
  9. Is COVID-19 shaking up politics in Southeast Asia?
  10. Social and development impact bonds by the numbers.
  11. Libertarian James Bond.
  12. Australian bird of the year 2021.
  13. What’s behind the War on Big Tech?
  14. Information warfare.
  15. Cancelling the Beat Generation.
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Thursday Links

  1. Making a living.
  2. Grappling with the trauma of Canada’s residential schools.
  3. How the smug politics of COVID-19 empowers the far right.
  4. Sympathy for celebrities has gone too far.
  5. Is Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison finally acting in the face of the climate crisis?
  6. Decolonising corruption.
  7. ‘Always be an autodidact.’
  8. The forever prison?
  9. Can America cope with demographic decline?
  10. The racial implications of medical debt.