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The rule of robots in Stiglitz and Marx

globalinequality – Branko Milanovic – Apr 17, 5:50 PM – It is always instructive to speak to Joe Stiglitz. In a conversation in Paris which we had after his talk at the INET conference, he pointed out that the elasticity of substitution between capital and labor greater than 1 (which is often assumed by…
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Nonviolence As Compliance in Baltimore

theatlantic.com – Ta-Nehisi Coates – Freddie Gray's death on April 19 leaves many unanswered questions. But it is clear that when Gray was arrested in West Baltimore on the morning of April 12, he was struggling to walk. By the time he arrived at the police station a half hour later…
Alice Speri "When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse" t.co/W86DFeeaQR
Jamie McGeever RT @ShaunKing: The most essential paragraph you'll read tonight. From @tanehisicoates Whole article @: t.co/En3kQHJRj3 t.co/1KHnZ1qLrt
Ian Spivey RT @tanehisicoates: "When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor yelling "time-out!" it exposes itself as a ruse." t.co/6daMuw95LN
Dave McDougall "When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse." t.co/nWmxBUXxDV
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Undue force - Sun Investigates - The Baltimore Sun

data.baltimoresun.com – Sep 28, 2014 – Abdul-Aziz was vindicated by the court system. After a two-day civil trial in February 2011, jurors awarded him damages. And a judge dismissed criminal charges of resisting arrest, assault, drug possession and disorderly conduct. Still, Abdul-Aziz…
ceciliakang RT @WPLyndaRobinson: To understand what's happening in #Baltimore, read @MarkPuente's devastating investigation into police brutality. t.co/eIb0lCbqgw
Kim-Mai Cutler RT @JustinWolfers: Last year's deep dive by the @BaltimoreSun into numbers and narratives of police brutality seems awfully prescient. t.co/mN6sXA6FOp
Justin Wolfers Last year's deep dive by the @BaltimoreSun into numbers and narratives of police brutality seems awfully prescient. t.co/mN6sXA6FOp
Jenna //// Wortham Baltimore has a deep and troubling pattern of police brutality and shielding the scope of the damage from the public. t.co/hCAzXbEVva
Ted Rheingold RT @jessicalustig: Important read: the Baltimore Sun's investigation into 100+ police brutality cases in 3 yrs t.co/2D1TSqvdFK t.co/9LziEBHiLi
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Wang Jianlin, a Billionaire at the Intersection of Business and Power in China

nytimes.com – Michael Forsythe – Apr 28 – HONG KONG — He controls thousands of movie screens around the world, serving more filmgoers than any other cinema chain. He has invested billions of dollars in real estate projects across four continents. He is building skyscrapers that will…
Jeff Wasserstrom RT @withoutdoing: First things first: read this article on megacorp Wanda's paper trail in China, by @PekingMike and his fantastic team t.co/3OXXS0rthf
Kathleen McLaughlin RT @PekingMike: This story goes out to all my former colleagues at Bloomberg News. Colleagues no longer, teammates forever t.co/HcbrfNnVAV
Louisa Lim Wang Jianlin, a Billionaire at the Intersection of Business and Power in China t.co/eFJTKjAsEI @PekingMike on the case
Kelly Crow There are as many as 430 billionaires in China, more than in any country besides the United States. t.co/R5ww4N53qV
Kelly Crow RT @ekinetz: Wang Jianlin, a Billionaire at the Intersection of Business and Power in China t.co/ZLJjtAxpYK
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The Obscene Brutality of Police Culture in Baltimore

theatlantic.com – Conor Friedersdorf – Pope Francis is widely believed to be a cool Pope—a huggable, Upworthyish, meme-ready, self-deprecating leader for a new generation of worshippers. “He has described himself as a sinner,” writes Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Pope…
ian leslie City of Baltimore paid $5.7m to victims of police violence 2011-14 (small % of actual abuses) t.co/NSDuInXpgN t.co/cQgYduMIQv
Ramez Naam RT @tanehisicoates: "Baltimore police tased a hospitalized meningitis patient 5 times in 10 minutes. He died soon after." No charges. t.co/O7icuxrCXM
ProfB RT @tanehisicoates: "Could go on but I've long since started to skim past stories like 'Baltimore police officer pimps out his own wife'" t.co/O7icuxrCXM
ProfB me too. RT @tanehisicoates: Sort of amazed that anyone familiar with Baltimore is shocked by the rioting tonight. t.co/uceMJzAQ23
Maryn McKenna .@conor64 curates the jaw-dropping *litigated* evidence of police violence in Baltimore. Astonishing. t.co/cg9cXlLLfu
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Baltimore

davidsimon.com – David Simon – Apr 27, 2:38 PM – Yes, there is a lot to be argued, debated, addressed. And this moment, as inevitable as it has sometimes seemed, can still, in the end, prove transformational, if not redemptive for our city. Changes are necessary and voices need to be heard. All…
Nicholas Kristof "If you can't seek redress & demand reform without a brick in your hand, you risk losing this moment for all of us" t.co/DU4Gr1v0Sh
Ted Wang David Simon, creator of The Wire, on the situation in Baltimore. Dialogue in comments is particularly thoughtful t.co/ZiSFgbLC6M
simon frantz RT @robertcottrell: You have to admire David SImon's way with his commenters (t.co/ZNGrjSb365): t.co/M87SANpxc0
Scott Stossel RT @thehighsign: Two smart Baltimoreans on the rioting in their town tonight: Ta-Nehisi Coates t.co/sTjl0Mw07K & David Simon: t.co/G2Dd4DwO6g
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Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests

ftw.usatoday.com – Ted Berg – Apr 27, 6:40 AM – After protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray turned violent on Saturday, Baltimore sports-radio broadcaster Brett Hollander took to Twitter to argue that demonstrations that negatively impact the daily lives of fellow citizens are…
jf40206 RT @HiMyNameIsSeton: Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests t.co/cMJ3RmcaIC
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'This Ain't About Freddie Gray.'

BuzzFeed – BALTIMORE — With sirens wailing from blocks away in all directions, and helicopters whirring overhead, Baltimore spent Monday preparing to burn. From his stoop on West North Avenue, Deron Martin could see officers and young protesters facing…
Mark Schoofs Don't miss @byjoelanderson's sharp, riveting reporting from the streets of Baltimore: t.co/foOnIDrt7F And follow him.
Lauren O'Neill RT @byjoelanderson: 'This Ain't About Freddie Gray.' My story from the thick of things in West Baltimore yesterday. t.co/8fvjUVYx90
Staci D Kramer RT @byjoelanderson: 'This Ain't About Freddie Gray.' My story from the thick of things in West Baltimore yesterday. t.co/8fvjUVYx90
Mike Hayes "It's from years and years of taking shit" "Ain't nobody scared of y'all" "This ain't about Freddie Gray" t.co/IENyyhWzrs
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Three days in Beijing with the world's most famous dissidents

fusion.net – Kashmir Hill – Apr 27 – It's a Thursday morning in Beijing, and the world's most famous living artist, Ai Weiwei, is sitting with one of the world's most controversial technologists, Jacob Appelbaum, in the second-floor lobby of the East Hotel. Appelbaum is drinking a…
Benedict Evans t.co/DMKpL8C0FS it's funny how people who are really, really paranoid so often end up really, really naive.
Benedict Evans RT @jmulvenon: naivete (n): @ioerror "[China] doesn't feel like an oppressive surveillance state...has been demonized by the West.' t.co/jEyWisjEj6
Kristine Servando RT @kashhill: So I went to Beijing last week to spend three days with @aiww, @ioerror and Laura Poitras. t.co/PcZGNGayUL t.co/DZygj04nPy
Paul Mozur RT @jmulvenon: naivete (n): @ioerror "[China] doesn't feel like an oppressive surveillance state...has been demonized by the West.' t.co/jEyWisjEj6
andy roth RT @cfarivar: Big ups to @kashhill for this ridiculously amazing piece on when @aiww met @ioerror and they hung with Poitras. t.co/d8EO1oeZWr
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Live updates: Riots in Baltimore

washingtonpost.com – Julie Zauzmer – Apr 27 – Police on Monday afternoon clashed with protesters who tossed rocks and bricks at officers and damaged police cruisers. Police said that seven officers have been hurt, including some who suffered broken bones. Md. Gov. Larry Hogan announced he…
Jennifer Forsyth RT @washingtonpost: Three-alarm fire in East Baltimore not related to looting, official says t.co/HJDwEMnMXy
Staci D Kramer conflicting reports on whether 3-alarm fire related to #BaltimoreRiots WaPo: no per FD t.co/UKCL6pIgjY AP: yes t.co/YRtRPFO7MJ
Jim Roberts RT @washingtonpost: Three-alarm fire in East Baltimore not related to looting, official says t.co/HJDwEMnMXy
Lizzie O'Leary RT @kansasalps: Here's the Post's liveblog on Baltimore: t.co/nG8DVMFLbe I am not interested in your jokes about The Wire right now.
Andrea Peterson Here's the Post's liveblog on Baltimore: t.co/nG8DVMFLbe I am not interested in your jokes about The Wire right now.
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Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives' Alarm

nytimes.com – Coral Davenport – Apr 27 – Washington — Since his first homily in 2013, Pope Francis has preached about the need to protect the earth and all of creation as part of a broad message on the environment. It has caused little controversy so far. But now, as Francis…
Jonathan Glick RT @DRichards13: Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservatives' Alarm t.co/yMXSvyQzDZ
Jonathan Weisman The Pope, the climate & some serious conservative discomfort as Holy Father preps visit to Congress. @CoralMDavenport t.co/SfB7LtCJu1
Deborah Blum "Care for the earth so that it may continue": Pope Francis Steps Up Campaign on Climate Change, to Conservative Alarm t.co/qn9zpcKFNh
Morten Øverbye RT @BrentNYT: Climate change deniers are enraged with Pope Francis for speaking out on global warming. t.co/REmyXWu4RG t.co/IphcXqe9gO
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