Links 8/5/19

Forget “hygge.” The most useful Danish word is “pyt” Quartzy

The Global Economy Lives in Wonderland Now Adam Tooze, Foreign Policy. Well worth a read.

Imperialism in the Anthropocene Monthly Review (AL). Thought provoking!

A Deluge of Batteries Is About to Rewire the Power Grid Bloomberg

Sites using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data, EU court rules Euractiv


Fiscal stimulus underpins Boris Johnson’s strategy FT. We’re all MMTers now.

Boris Johnson’s Fake Radicalism Craig Murray

A no-deal Brexit even after a no-confidence vote: how could it happen? Guardian

Poll: Majority of Scots now in favour of independence The Scotsman


From 2006 to 2019: after failures in Syria, Iraq, Palestine and Yemen, war is no longer an option for Israel Elijah J. Magnier

Pentagon Study Shows Violence Has Skyrocketed in Africa The Intercept. “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on….

The Koreas

Moon calls for ‘peace economy’ with N. Korea, slams Japan AP. When you think about it, a unified Korean peninsula would have at least one thing going for it that Japan does not currently have….

Amid growing diplomatic row, sales of Japanese cars in South Korea slump Japan Times


India scraps special status for Kashmir amid crackdown Reuters

Kashmir leaders under house arrest as unrest grows BBC

Four brief thoughts on developments in Kashmir Five Rupees

Time right to accept Trump’s Kashmir mediation offer, Pakistan PM Khan says Daily Sabah. Before the events above.


Strike grips Hong Kong as leader warns protests challenge

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