UK prosecutors charge 10 with Euribor manipulation FT. 2008’s phishing equilibrium persists, I see.
Some Platinum Coin Objections from the Mainstream: Part I New Economic Perspectives. Parts II, and III.
Friday lay day – Is MMT applicable to the Eurozone? Bill Mitchell
Paris: Simon Kuper in the Stade de France FT. “I don’t think this is a clash of civilisations. I see it as a clash of a couple of thousands jihadis with a great city. ” Yep. But ka-ching.
Context for Paris Terror Attack: U.S. and Its Allies C-R-E-A-T-E-D ISIS Washington’s Blog. Short and sweet.
What’s Happening to My Country? Der Spiegel
Today’s Battle Progress In Iraq and Syria Moon of Alabama
What the US Owes Syria HuffPo
America’s bold voice cannot be the only one Barack Obama, FT. Where to begin…
Four things to watch for in the Democrats’ debate McClatchy. Two hours, Drake University, CBS starting at 9 p.m. EST.
The Debate Democrats Should Be Having The New Republic. “The cardinal imperative of electing a Democrat in 2016 is to prevent Republicans from consolidating control of government and using it to regressive ends.” Fortunately for Democrats, Sanders polls extremely well; see here and here.
Clinton campaign surrogate stumps for trade deal she opposed The Hill. McAuliffe would never do this if Clinton didn’t approve, so Clinton is sending a message.
Trump surges among likely Republican primary voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll Reuters. Before his Carson rant, however.
Where Fed’s critics got it wrong in GOP debate Mark Thoma, CBS
How taxpayers prop up Big Pharma, and how to cap that Los Angeles Times
High Court roundup Reuters. Upcoming cases.
Progress Without Politics Jacobin. On Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
The Kids Today Eschaton
In Defense of Rafael Correa Jacobin
My $120,000 Vacation NYT. “Of course, we all have a responsibility to reduce inequality in our society. But maybe not every day.”
For Guidance, Would-Be Philanthropists Turn to Peers New York Times. Heaven forfend they should consult the objects of their largesse.
California’s economy is booming, so why is it No. 1 in poverty? Los Angeles Times
The Rape Trial Everyone in America Should Be Watching Cosmopolitan. Daniel Holtzclaw.
How Many Deaths from Mistakes in US Health Care? Conversable Economist
How marijuana keeps on growing Gillian Tett, FT
How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini, Fast Company. “The most important principles largely or completely missing in iOS are discoverability, feedback, recovery, consistency, and the encouragement of growth.” I use iOS constantly, and all this is true. Who would have thought Apple would crapify ease of use?
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