How sanctions are hastening the world without the West Russia and India Report (1 SK). Maybe.
American elites have completely failed to understand what the Fed should be doing right now Jared Bernstein, WaPo. “full employment is a ‘policy variable.'” Yes. As I’ve said for years, permanently high disemployment is the preferred policy of the elites.
Obama Vetted ISIS Speech In Off-The-Record Meeting With Establishment Media FDL (furzy mouse). Wowsers.
Military missions don’t creep anymore, they accelerate toward disaster Daily Kos. “Blowback is coming.” At some point, you gotta wonder if what keeps happening keeps happening because policy.
Shocking anti-Islam ad campaign coming to MTA buses, subway stations New York Daily News. Pam Geller funds it.
Flying High Foreign Affairs
Ukraine SITREP September 20, 23:34 UTC/Zulu: War or Peace? Vineyard of the Saker (CL)
German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 deaths Deutsche Welle. Lawyer: And maybe Russia if “Western governments” come up with enough evidence.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Pass the Word: The Phone Call Is Back Times. I wonder if people think the NSA isn’t capturing voice?
The Demons Of On-Demand TechCrunch
Imagination: Our greatest skill New Scientist
The Economics of Violence Project Syndicate
Bringing the Noise on Climate Change New Yorker
Dark Age America: The End of the Old Order The Archdruid Report
Corporate elite networks and US post-Cold War grand strategy from Clinton to Obama (PDF) Academia.edu. Long and requires log-in, but worth a look.
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Bonus antidote (furzy mouse): How Wolves Change Rivers (“trophic cascade”):