Many unhappy returns The Economist. Pension funds and endowments are too optimistic.
Where Are The Screaming Actuaries? Forbes. Pension liabilities.
What’s Worse Than the SEC’s Revolving Door? Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg
E. Coli Isn’t Chipotle’s Only Problem Bloomberg
Ending Blowback Terrorism Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate
France’s Real Problems Are Getting Lost in the Fog of War Foreign Policy. It’s an ill fog that hides nothing bad.
Mali’s Tangled Mix of Jihad and Civil War The Atlantic
Obamacare’s Fate May Rest on Patience of Insurers Aetna, Anthem Bloomberg. Actuarial death spiral.
CMS may impose minimum provider-network standards for ACA plans Modern Health Care. Accelerating the death spiral.
Clinton proposing tax credit to help with heath care costs AP. As if ObamaCare weren’t complicated enough.
Kentucky’s ObamaCare case study The Hill. Important. The Democratic nomenklatura — none of whom have been mandated to use it — believed that ObamaCare is actually a good system, and experienced by “consumers” that way. And so we get the “What’s the matter with Kentucky?” narrative.
Young voters feel the Bern, split on GOP Des Moines Register. Sanders: 45%, O’Malley 31%, Clinton, 23%. High school and middle school, but they make fine foot soldiers, and IIRC, some high school seniors can vote before the caucus rolls around. Whatever the future of the Democratic Party may be, it’s not Clinton.
Verging on Plutocracy? Getting Real About the Unelected Dictatorship Paul Street, Counterpunch
Prosecutors bring fresh charges against former Paul operatives Des Moines Register
Did the Paris Attacks Actually Give Donald Trump a Boost? New York Magazine
Donald Trump’s Horrifying Plan for American Muslims Andrew Rosenthal, NYT
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Class divides The Economist
Reforming police culture is a daunting challenge WaPo. “[A]n emerging narrative in law enforcement circles that might surprise some people: Cops aren’t shooting people nearly enough.”
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
How to Decimate a City The Atlantic
How Many Words Are There? Oxford Handbooks Online
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