Tribute In Light Was Turned Off Multiple Times To Save Confused Migrating Birds Gothamist. Light installation honoring those lost in 9/11.
Prosecution of White Collar Crime Hits 20-Year Low David Sirota, Alternet
Why it’s not an oil breakdown story, it’s a money story Izabella Kaminska, FT Alphaville
The Fed’s Policy Mechanics Retool for a Rise in Interest Rates Binyamin Appelbaum, NYT. “Instead, the Fed plans to throw more money at the problem, paying lenders not to make loans.” Further reading here.
Goldman Sachs FOMC Preview: December Calculated Risk
Credit Rating Agencies and Brazil: Why The S&P’s Rating About Brazil Sovereign Debt Is Nonsense New Economic Perspectives
Roots of the Migration Crisis WSJ. “The Syrian refugee disaster is a result of the Middle East’s failure to grapple with modernity and Europe’s failure to defend its ideals.” Oh.
The Staggering Scale of Germany’s Refugee Project The Atlantic
Is Catalonia About to Go All In? Wolf Street
Labour leadership: Jeremy Corbyn elected with huge mandate Guardian. Instantly followed by an exodus of Blairies. Such a shame.
Sorry For What, Hillary? Ron Fournier, National Journal
Bernie Sanders and the Black Vote Charles Blow, NYT
Trump and Obama: A Night to Remember Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker
Laura Bush Hits the Fundraising Circuit Bloomberg
The 2016 Ideas Guide Politico
Obama Rolls Out College Scorecard on New Federal Website Bloomberg. But no ratings.
Big jump in number of immigrants losing health law coverage AP. (“Health law” is what the press has settled on for ObamaCare/PPACA. I guess it’s got fewer characters than “insurance law.”) And 423,000 is indeed big.
Evidence comes under attack Politico
When there’s no happily ever after to trade talks Straits Times
On the Other 9/11: Kissinger, Pinochet, Obama Crooked Timber
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
FBI, intel chiefs decry “deep cynicism” over cyber spying programs Ars Technica. I can’t imagine why.
US War Theories Target Dissenters Consortium News
The Tide of History Flows Left LA Progressive. But it flows exceedingly slow.
Why Wrestling Matters Grantland. Because kayfabe!
Hitler’s World NYRB
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