Links 1/1/2020

Happy New Year and Decade! Let’s celebrate with some links. Science:

India bans use of “last hope” antibiotic on farms
Once, America Had Its Own Parrot
Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age
The story of the world’s loneliest tree
This microbe no longer needs to eat food to grow, thanks to a bit of genetic engineering


The Hell That Was Health Care Reform
In the U.S., an Angioplasty Costs $32,000. Elsewhere? Maybe $6,400.
Michael Moore Predicts 2020 Trump Victory: Trump’s Level Of Support “Has Not Gone Down One Inch” (for what it’s worth, he did get the mechanism of 2016–low Midwest turnout–correct)
3 Ways the 2020 Election Could Go Very Wrong
Schumer Revealed as Key Industry Ally in Defeat of Effort to Curb Surprise Billing
Accusing Bernie Sanders of antisemitism? That’s a new low
As Guatemala pursues war criminals, a dark secret emerges: Some suspects are living quiet lives in the U.S.
NYC neighborhoods, then and now: A decade of change
‘Authenticity,’ ‘Culturally Relevant’: Why Bernie Sanders Is Resonating With Latinos (the 21st century equivalent of the New Deal voter is Latino)
Luxury on the Installment Plan: Millennials may not be able to afford the good life—but they can rent it!
America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets
Colleges Should All Stand Up to China
Jews Are Going Underground: A month of terrible anti-Semitic attacks culminated with a stabbing yesterday of multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York.
Los Angeles is fighting its homeless problem, one giant planter at a time (homeless problem or fighting homeless people?)
Monsters of the 2010s: NFL Owners
The 2010s were an economic disaster
In China’s Crackdown on Muslims, Children Have Not Been Spared
Team Trump Threatens the Destitute
How a Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.

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