USA v. Germany at World Cup 2014 ... Lego's brick-by-brick video animation (The Guardian).
Why the Red Cross needs to tell all (Bloomberg / Barry Ritholtz).
Inside the GOP's fact-free nation (Mother Jones).
Jamie Dimon's sinister PR ploy: What's really behind JP Morgan's Detroit investment (Salon).
How campus chiefs ace Executive Excess 101 (Truth Out).
MASS SURVEILLANCE NEWS
Excellent post ... The hidden history of mass surveillance (Barry Ritholtz).
4 ways that mass surveillance destroys the economy (Zero Hedge).
NSA reformers upset after privacy board vindicates mass surveillance dragnet (The Guardian).
THE GAME IS RIGGED ... INSIDE TRADERS & WALL STREET'S "TOLL TAKERS"
Hypocrisy in the House of Representatives when it comes to insider trading (NY Times).
How Wall Street came to be dominated by "toll takers" who produce nothing, but skim all the same ... or, "How Wall Street Plays the Dark Pool Games" (Shah Gilani / Money Morning).
The many pipelines that pump our wealth up to the top 1 percent (Nation of Change).
NATURE / THE ENVIRONMENT
Save the bees, ban neonic pesticides (Nation of Change).
And you thought that this heat wave was bad .. our broiling, miserable future (Mother Jones).
Fukushima Daiichi begins pumping groundwater into the Pacific (The Guardian).
Time to reconsider farmed fish? If we continue to fish at our current pace (eating 3.2% more fish per year for the past 50 years) we may be facing oceans devoid of edible marine creatures by 2050 (Mother Jones).
IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
The U.S. must manage the world economy for the collective common good, or face a confrontational world driven by race-to-the-bottom national policies, like we saw in the 1920s and 1930s (J. Bradford DeLong / Nation of Change).
Argentinian default imminent (Zero Hedge)?
Target officially rejects open carry assault weapons in its stores (Mother Jones).
After losing a vote in the United Nations that proposed negotiating a legally binding global treaty to prevent human rights abuses by transnational corporations the U.S. and the European Union are threatening to ignore the treaty (Nation of Change).
Inequality is not inevitable (NY Times / Joseph Stiglitz).
The 8 best lines from Justice Ginsburg's dissent on the Hobby Lobby contraception deception (Mother Jones).