World Animal Day Ambassadors by Country World Animal Day
Feeding strategy of blue whales revealed Japan Times.
Fed policy has made one of the best indicators of recession worthless Business Insider. QE means the inverted yield indicator doesn’t work any more.
Judge says funds struggle to vote with so many shareholder proposals Francine McKenna, MarketWatch. Delaware Supreme Court Chief Judge Leo Strine.
Stock market intervention by Beijing ‘could help narrow income gap’: Communist Party newspaper South China Morning Post
No less an authority than China’s premier Li Keqiang has expressed doubts about the accuracy of the country’s GDP figures.
Leaked US diplomatic cables show that as the top official in Liaoning province in 2007, he told the then-US ambassador that such data was “man-made” and thus unreliable.
When evaluating the economy, Li said he focused on only three indicators — electricity consumption, rail cargo volume, and the amount of loans issued, according to the confidential memo released by the WikiLeaks website in late 2010.
The hottest argument by China bulls is melting Business Insider. The argument against “The Li Index” has been the Chinese service sector, but now that’s looking shaky, to the extent we can measure it at all.
Myanmar radical monk endorses ruling party in election, raps opposition Channel News Asia
#FeeltheBern: Bernie Sanders Rally in Boston Jonathan Cohn. Impressive, for those who know the Expo Center area.
I’m a Hot Mess for Hillary Rebecca Traister, Elle
O’Malley: Put more cops on Wall Street beat Des Moines Register. “As president, I will create a standalone division at DOJ to investigate and prosecute economic crimes; require law-breaking banks and their executives to face real consequences instead of just absorbing fines and continuing to break the law; break up the biggest banks and pass a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act.” What are “real consequences”?
Rand Paul and the Fizzling of America’s Libertarian Moment New York Magazine
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
— Twitter (@twitter) September 29, 2015
Police face questions over covert monitoring of Jeremy Corbyn and other MPs Guardian. Corbyn demands to see his file.
It’s time for Labour to escape “Stockholm syndrome” Ann Pettifor, Prime Economics
Conflicting Agendas, Caution Beset Pentagon Plans in Syria Wall Street Journal
Column What does Russia want in Syria? Los Angeles Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
Billions From U.S. Fail to Sustain Foreign Forces NYT. Oh, so that’s what those billions were for!
No plenary or press conference from TPP last night; see events unfold in this series of comments. It’s said there will be a presser “this morning,” so I’ll have a post on the outcome, whatever it may be.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Having the Hard Conversations Jacobin
The Power of False Narrative Consortium News
A Country Is Not a Company Paul Krugman, HBR (Furzy Mouse). A classic, and still true today.
Antidote du jour (via Mother Nature Network):