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
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.