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Friday Links

  1. Facebook holding company changes its name to Meta.
  2. Richard Metzger reminisces about early Nick Cave.
  3. Ross Douthat and the lyme disease debate.
  4. How Russia stays relevant.
  5. The Pentagon’s public internet fantasy.
  6. Why the FBI loves Mob podcasts.
  7. How to believe ghost stories.
  8. Will Storr on our insatiable appetite for status.
  9. Robin Hanson on how status explains a lot.
  10. To catch a grave robber.
  11. Why is “equity” all the rage in Washington?
  12. What the oil industry still won’t tell us.
  13. War and memory in France and Algeria.
  14. Atlassian shrugged.
  15. Pitchfork doesn’t like Mastadon’s new album Hushed and Grim.
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Thursday Links

  1. The great resignation.
  2. What is it about Peter Thiel?
  3. Trump endorses his legacy.
  4. The strange state of the novel in the “Age of Amazon.”
  5. Your very own Sylvia Plath.
  6. Noam Chomsky: “It doesn’t have to be this way.”
  7. Elon Musk bemoans billionaire tax.
  8. Building skills in life.
  9. The end of American intelligence dominance?
  10. Hedge fund apps want you to believe they’re redistributing wealth from Wall Street to you.
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Wednesday Links

  1. The grimmest lesson of the massive Facebook leak.
  2. Sudan’s military takeover.
  3. Could India become a champion of the climate crisis?
  4. “Three per cent of people in the financial sector are psychopaths.”
  5. The fun of watching bad people pretend to be good.
  6. The Patriot Act’s poisoned tree.
  7. The media’s portrayal of the poor.
  8. How could the United States counter military extremism in its ranks?
  9. Don’t overpredict a negative future.
  10. The Federal Reserve and inflation targeting.
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Thursday Links

  1. A black communist’s disappearance in Stalin’s Russia.
  2. How Hong Kong’s elite turned on democracy.
  3. There’s a potential grenade at the centre of the crypto economy.
  4. Donald Trump to launch new social network platform called TruthSocial.
  5. Pandora Papers fallout.
  6. PayPal in talks with Pinterest on takeover worth $45 billion.
  7. Understanding the rise in life expectancy inequality.
  8. Trump’s family business is under yet another criminal investigation.
  9. The enumerator.
  10. Emissions tracker: how countries compare ahead of COP26.
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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.