Links – June 17, 2016

Broadening the areas of interest today for weekend reading.

Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism. It’s important to think about the different worlds that constitute our pasts. The world that millennials have grown up in was shaped by Ronald Reagan and the conservatives who cut taxes and government. Good job, guys!

The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them. The opposite of what those conservatives predicted.

What Obama actually thinks about radical Islam. From Jeffrey Goldberg, who actually has interviewed Obama on the subject. Although Goldberg disagrees with Obama on several issues, he does a good job of conveying Obama’s viewpoint.

What Americans think about Muslims and Islam. From after the San Bernardino shooting, but still relevant.

Why lone wolves fail. For one thing, after their attack, there is one less terrorist.

Why Orlando happened and how to prevent future attacks. Thoughts from a wide variety of experts.

The Antikythera mechanism, the world’s oldest known computer. This article has a link to much more on the mechanism.

A short article on how America and Russia get each other wrong.

How North Korea could fight a nuclear war. Actually more about how it might use a very limited supply of nuclear weapons, not so much about the course of a war.

A rare, risky mission to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole. It’s winter and constant dark down there.

Some useful thoughts here on Iran, although I would prefer to boycott articles with headlines like this one. The authors served under George W. Bush. I wonder if they will support Donald Trump.

 

Photo: Prickly pear cactus blooming in my yard. Because we need something beautiful.

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