Remember This on Memorial Day: They Didn’t Fall, They Were Pushed Ray McGovern, Firedoglake (furzy mouse)
Written Communication May Be 40,000 Years Old New Hisorian
When John Nash met Adam Curtis Mark Ames
Suicide By Pesticide Chris Martenson (RR)
Brazil economy contracting sharply Financial Times
The property boom is on borrowed time Business Spectator. Re Australia.
China rebukes US for stoking sea tensions Financial Times
Mexico cab drivers snarl traffic in anti-Uber demo Agence France-Presse
The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of Britain’s referendum Politico. More interesting than the anodyne headline would lead you to believe.
Five policies that Manuela Carmena wants in place in her first 100 days El Pais (Santiago)
Austerity Is the Only Deal-Breaker Yanis Varoufakis, Project Syndicate. The problem is that the negotiation are about austerity (as in reforms that implement austerity like pension cuts). While Varoufakis has been and remains correct in his economic analysis, it became evident in February that the creditors would not budge from their orthodox, as in failed views, and that was at least in part driven by Germany not wanting to give up its contradictory goals (running large trade surpluses within the Eurozone while being unwilling to finance its trade partners).
With Money Drying Up, Greece Is All but Bankrupt New York Times. Varoufakis said Greece was bankrupt months ago but then the Eurocrats said he could not say that in public.
Euro hit by fears Greece will miss IMF repayment – live updates Guardian. Um, the Euro dropping is good for the European economy…
Scrip tease: Greece could alleviate its shortage of cash by issuing IOUs, but only for a time Economist. From last month, and we linked to it then, but still germane.
Greek Band-Aids: Less Effective, Rising Cost Mohamed El-Erian Bloomberg
VITALY MASHITSKY ON THE KALININGRAD FRONT – HIGH STAKES IN THE AMBER GAME John Helmer. For Greeneland (as in Graham Greene) fans.
It’s Time to Bring Imperialism Back to the Middle East Foreign Policy
Israel Seeks Surge in US Security Support Defense News
Assad Has Lost Over Fifty Percent of Syria to ISIS Real News Network
Pensions and Politics Fuel Crisis in Illinois New York Times
The Big Meh Paul Krugman
The tricky path of cutting its balance sheet Financial Times
Bond Traders Uncover Secret to Rates That Fed Just Doesn’t Get Bloomberg (Scott)
Investors are playing a ‘greater fool’ game George Magnus, Financial Times
Labor’s Enemies Wear Black Robes, Not White Hoods Counterpunch
Free-market dogma has jacked up our electricity bills David Cay Johnston, Aljazeera
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