Valeant Shows the Perils of Fantasy Numbers Gretchen Morgenson, NYT
The case of Valeant; not over by a long shot Re: The Auditors
The Valeant Debt Story Forbes
The big-box game The Economist
Global growth – malaise, but no recession Gavyn Davies, FT
All Washington Chipotle restaurants close amid E. coli investigation Seattle Times. Alert reader Bob suggests this for your viewing pleasure (starts at 0:10).
If you call it a blockchain, it’s not a single-entry system FT Alphaville and The Bitcoin Blockchain Explained (video) IEEE Spectrum (Furzy Mouse). Be sure to read the comments.
Conflict of Interest in T Magazine’s Tech Article Margaret Sullivan, NYT
Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft programs Leeham News
Wait, Americans Spend How Much on Halloween? The Atlantic
Neighbours from hell Private Eye. “AN EXAMINATION by the Eye of British properties frozen by law enforcers and the courts reveals some of the world’s most questionable operators channelling fortunes into property while attempting to hide behind tax haven companies.”
Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to go the full five years The New Statesman
Turkey’s Ruling AKP Regains Parliamentary Majority WSJ. Not the end of Erdogan. Or his palace.
Turkey’s AKP makes strong comeback, wins enough seats for single-party rule Hurriyet Daily News
The Mysteries Of Greek Land Registration Observing Greece
Putin’s Syrian bet Le Monde Diplomatique
Burn it, destroy it: Pressure builds on Blair over Chilcot report as it’s revealed ministers were told to destroy key evidence on eve of conflict which showed Iraq War was ILLEGAL Daily Mail (which broke the story (!)).
The assumption that less immigration equals less inequality is fundamentally flawed London School of Economics
As Merkel Crumbles Berlin Turns To Moscow Russia Insider (Sid S).
Be wary of fraud, Myanmar’s Suu Kyi tells huge rally Agence France Presse
Police State Watch
Democratic Socialism Has Deep Roots in American Life LA Progressive
Election 2016: Hillary Clinton Demands Probe of Exxon After Oil Giant Stops Funding Clinton Foundation David Sirota, International Business Times
Paul Ryan Is A Speaker Everyone Can Get Behind, But It Wasn’t Always That Way HuffPo. I don’t care about “repairing the divides in Congress.” That sounds like a Grand Bargain to me. Anyhow, Ryan wants to win, not “repair divides.” And so should his opponents. The duty of an opposing party, after all, is to oppose.
The disappearing middle class is threatening American mega brands Business Insider
Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska NPR (Furzy Mouse).
Why the State Matters Jacobin
Antidote du jour (Ohio):