News For Today (11/28/16)

Bogus News Story Of the Day

NPR Reporter Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator; Here’s What She Learned. The story is most likely true, although it reads like a naive reporter is being taken for a ride. But what makes the story bogus is the is the idea that “fake news” is a right wing thing exclusively. This is rich given how much public radio profited off of Mike Daisey. A more relevant example would be the huge traffic in fake hate crimes such as this.

In the News

Record number of car buyers ‘upside down’ on trade-ins

The Abolition of Money

Unsexy Infrastructure: Lock and Dam

Ideology & Human Development This is a long one and can be hard to follow. But it is a good overview of why communism was a disaster for Cuba from a left of center perspective. Shorter and not nearly as good perspective here (also left of center).

Not In The News But Should Be

The Little-Known Arms Race Threatening to Blow Up the South Caucasus

Entertainment of the Day

China’s civil service exam: Can you answer these questions? I don’t think this is really news worthy, but it is kind of fun to see what is expected out of them. Looks a lot more like a straight up IQ test then anything comparable here.

But if that is not your thing, here is some modern rock combined with traditional Mongolian music for your entertainment.

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