The Wrong War for Central Banking Project Syndicate
The Flu Bloomberg
Obamacare plans could be forcing people to pay extra for specialist care Los Angeles Times (allan).
Making Insider Trading Legal The New Yorker
Academia, Not Edu Planned Obsolescence
The End of the German Fairytale Der Speigel
Left Parties In Portugal Vow to Topple New Center-Right Government The Real News Network
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
CISA Overwhelmingly Passes, 74-21 Emptywheel
Saudi prince caught ‘with two tons of drugs’ at Lebanese airport France24. Mostly Captagon, but a smidge of cocaine.
Two Prominent Promoters Of The “Syrian Revolution” Give Up Moon of Alabama
I Am Fun The Onion
Everything you need to know about Wednesday’s GOP debate Politico. There’s a trope for that.
The appeal of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, explained in 38 words WaPo. Two only partially related questions about election 2016: (1) How ticked off are people, really? And (2) how many people give zero f*cks about expressing that? On the first, my guess is “Mighty ticked off,” although the reasons will vary across the political spectrum. On the second, I don’t think we know yet, although Trump, Carson, Clinton, and Sanders — that is, the current front-runners — all give zero f*cks, each in their own way. (Yes, Clinton. Shorter Clinton on privatizing her email server: “Yeah. And?”)
Why Donald Trump Should Be Taken Seriously on Foreign Policy Foreign Policy
Belated challenge to China leaves US a step behind Nikkei Asian Review
Malaysia becoming ‘police state’ as govt battles scandal: HRW Channel News Asia
CEO of Campbell Soup: The biggest challenge of leading an iconic food brand Fortune. Identifies four “seismic shifts.” #4: “[A] global economic realignment with a shrinking middle class in developed markets and a burgeoning middle class in emerging markets.”
The Myth of the Disappearing Free Checking Account Credit Slips
A Nudge Too Far Foreign Affairs. On behavioral economics.
It’s time to stop watching football Mathbabe
American Exceptionalism IEEE Spectrum (MF).
Upside of addressing climate change Martin Wolf, FT
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