They informed, educated and entertained me; articles from the last few days. 108.

As usual, links do NOT equal endorsements or even views.

Many of my post links are from the USA. I find they are excellent at informing
me on so many subjects and are regularly ahead of the curve when it
comes to the particular topic of discussion.They frequently address a
subject that is highly relevant to the UK but has yet to be broached in
any meaningful form on this side of the Atlantic. The depth of the
articles are also highly commendable.

 

Talent Flows to Chinese Internet Businesses  WSJ Chinarealtime

China’s Fantasy Canal Doing Real Damage in Nicaragua Diplomat 

A $20,000 self-driving vehicle hits the road WSJ

The promise of ocean wave power has enticed, and eluded, engineers for 40 years  Quartz

James Patterson Has a Big Plan for Small Books   NYT

Should the chocolate lover in me be afraid, very afraid?
Fungus threatens cacao plants that chocolate are made from 
Science Daily

Voters around the world are mad as hell. Here’s why that’s not about to change Bloomberg