Wednesday Link-Off: Panama and Politics and PACs, Oh My

emma-stone-metgala16-01In the grand scheme of post titles, I’ve probably come up with worse. I doubt there have been many worse than this but it does summarize this week’s biggest stories. Granted, politics and money are big stories any day of the week but not every week has the Panama Papers database released.

Anyway, it’s Wednesday so that means that we have to do the links. Let’s kick things off with Emma Stone.

Former Facebook workers say that the social networking site would suppress conservative news. (Gizmodo)

Contrast this with the pro-Hilary Correct the Record PAC that promotes Hilary on social media. (LA Times)

With the Panama Papers database being uploaded online, hundreds of leading economists are calling on world leaders to end tax havens. (SCMP)

One of the more interesting names found in the Panama Papers is actress Emma Watson. (The Independent)

If you want to search the Panama Papers database yourself (I went looking for people from my hometown), you can check it out here. (ICIJ)

A former Flint city administrator is suing the mayor’s office. In her suit, she alleges that the mayor diverted funds for the water crisis to his political action committee. (CNN)

We millennials are terrible people. We’ve ended the running boom. It’s a shame that we want to be able to walk in our old age. (Wall Street Journal)

Speaking of millennials, here’s a look at why millennial women are burning out at work. It’s focused on women but can probably apply to all millennials. You know, we millennials aren’t that hard to figure out. (Fast Co)

A 60 Minutes reports say that Russian gold medalists at the 2014 Sochi Olympics were on PEDs. Athletes on PEDs? Well, I never. (Reuters)

Tesla might be at the forefront of the electric car revolution but that doesn’t mean that it’s making money. They lost $283 million during the first quarter of 2016. (Ars Technica)

Here’s an awesome retrospective on the greatest driver in Formula One history: Gilles Villeneuve.


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