Today on Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic

++ Alvim Corrêa’s beautiful, bleak illustrations from the 1900 French edition of HG Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”

++ Lobbyists are lobbying for big financial bailouts for … themselves. After ensuring that the bulk of previous bailouts went to fat-cat businesses who don’t need the money, lobbyists want their turn at the trough.

++ Either we sacrifice landlords and banks to save businesses and jobs, or we lose the businesses and jobs and take the landlords and banks with them.

++ Chef Itsuo Kobayashi has done beautiful paintings of every meal he’s eaten for 32 years.

++ An appeals court says Miami jail doesn’t need to provide soap, making waiting for a hearing into a possible death sentence, and encouraging the spread of coronavirus, not just in prison, but to the population at large.

++ Ohio has a snitchline for bosses whose employees won’t go back to work, so those workers can be denied unemployment benefits. Great way to increase the death toll, Ohio!

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner