Problems Found at Theranos Lab WSJ. And another facet of the bezzle comes s-l-o-o-o-o-w-l-y into view…
US slowdown is now a headache for the Fed Gavyn Davies, FT
The low tricks of high finance: how greedy bankers, weak politicians and timid journalists could cause a new crash Spectator. Michael Lewis interview.
China’s banking stress looms like Banquo’s Ghost in Davos Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
Another Arab Spring is coming to Egypt Al Jazeera. Evidence a bit thin. But military juntas around the world will be paying close attention.
Bile, Bullshit, and Bernie Corey Robin, Jacobin (DG).
The Democrats Stumble Toward 50 Shades of Socialism Joe Klein, Time
Sanders and the Theory of Change: Radical Politics for Grown-Ups HuffPo. Remember Jedediah Purdy?
Paul Krugman on the “Happy Dreams” of Bernie Sanders LA Progressive
Clinton’s Firewall in South Carolina is Melting Away… Corey Robin (MR). Headline a little overdrawn, but the CBS poll shows black voters moving from 78/19/2/1 Clinton/Sanders/O’Malley/Undecided to 55/18/2/26 (!). So Sanders may have an opening.
Byron York: GOP fear and loathing in New Hampshire Washington Examiner
The Trump paradox: A rough guide for the Left Left Flank. Interesting.
Unraveling the Relation of Race and Class in American Politics (PDF) Adolph Reed, Political Power and Social Theory (2002), pp. 2-10. For those who came in late, Reed called his shot on Obama famously early, in 1996 (!).
The Sánchez Insurgency Philadelphia Magazine
Gov. Snyder lied: Flint water switch was not about saving money, records show Motor City Muckraker
The Contempt That Poisoned Flint’s Water The New Yorker
The servants making $150,000 a year BBC. No, not neoliberal economics professors, silly! Butlers!
Chicago Public Schools Bankruptcy? Credit Slips
New study sheds light on what happens to women who are denied abortions Ars Technica (CL).
America Is Still Losing at Skyscrapers New York Magazine
Retrotopia: Learning Lessons The Archdruid Report. Latest of the series.
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