Readers: Too many links today, but there seems to be rather a lot going on… –lambert
Fining Bankers, Not Shareholders, for Banks’ Misconduct Gretchen Morgenson, NYT. Can’t we jail them?
Core Employment (Age 25-54) Still Below January 2000 Level, 3 Million Below 2007 MishTalk (EM). Best economy ever! What’s wrong with this guy?
These 9 charts tell the definitive story of the US labor market Business Insider
Job Market Leaves Fed in Limbo Wall Street Journal
The long-awaited tech correction is here Business Insider
Why U.S. Recession May Arrive Without Warning Wall Street Journal. The inverted yield curve doesn’t work any more.
Amazon Rips Page From Rivals’ Offline Playbook WSJ. So, with bricks and mortar bookstores, and its own shipping arm, why is Amazon’s valuation what it is? Expectation of future monopoly rents?
Whatever Happened to Peak Oil? The Archdruid Report
The Zika Virus Is Harmless – Who Then Benefits From This Media Panic? Moon of Alabama. My answer: Its gaslighting. Fear skews the electorate right (besides being profitable. Remember when the weather report reported the weather?).
The Necessary Imperfection of Early Primary Polling The Atlantic
Why polling is hard:
Are polls accurate? "We get five or six calls a night from pollsters," says one voter. "We're just making stuff up." pic.twitter.com/sgSxjkdy6u
— Michael Wilner (@mawilner) February 6, 2016
7News/UMass Lowell New Hampshire tracking poll day 6 WHDH. Local polling. Sanders 55, Clinton 41. Trump 35, Rubio 14, Cruz 13.
Possible Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 Reuters. Handy national poll with interactive filtering, this one filtered for the youth vote.
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Lament of the Plutocrats Politico (2013). This one of Clinton’s
Golden SacksGoldman Sachs speeches. If the reporting is accurate, a transcript would show that “Clinton offered a message that the collected plutocrats found reassuring.” Then again, typically high-dollar speakers to corporate shindigs are paid to deliver services other than unwelcome truths. That’s… That’s… Well, whose job is it, anyhow?
With New Hampshire primary nigh, Hillary Clinton shifts focus to Nevada caucuses and beyond Los Angeles Times. Campaign Manager Mook: “You know, there’s a lot of states.” And Clinton will be flying out of the state two days before the election, “a rare move for such a prominent candidate behind in the polls.”
Albright: ‘special place in hell’ for women who don’t support Clinton Guardian. Albright: “Young women have to support Hillary Clinton. … Hillary Clinton will always be there for you. And just remember, there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” Which would explain why Clinton supported the (much younger) Zephyr Teachout, and not Cuomo. Oh, wait…
Gloria Steinem: Young women back Bernie Sanders because ‘the boys are with Bernie’ Mashable. And The Time Gloria Steinem Made Bernie Sanders an “Honorary Woman” Mother Jones. The Clinton campaign does seem prone to surrogate eruptions. First Chelsea, now Steinem and Albright.
Can New Hampshire’s political class save Clinton? Politico. Betteridge’s Law….
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Bernie Sanders, Public Menace Bloomberg. I’m sold!
Why Bernie Sanders Can’t Govern The Atlantic. “Hillary Clinton’s realistic attitude is the only thing that can effect change in today’s political climate.” The climate the Democratic establishment did so much to create.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover David Bowie at Bernie Sanders Fundraiser Rolling Stone. Sanders campaign refused $30K contribution to cover the costs of the venue. “No, I don’t accept money like that.”
Bernie and Larry do SNL Reuters
Bernie Sanders: Prolific Democratic Party fundraiser CNN. For the DSCC.
Bernie shows that he knows very well what’s going on in Greece the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
Rubio Implodes in New Hampshire Debate By Acting Like a Broken Robot (videos) New York Magazine. Repeats same talking point five (5) times.
Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain at 1:03:
The utter nastiness of Ted Cruz Dana Milbank, WaPo. Now that Rubio, on the other hand, is such a nice young man.
Ted Cruz is wrong about CNN’s reporting CNN. “Knowingly misstated.”
Republican debate wrapped, a good night for governors Los Angeles Times
“The People Who Cast The Votes Don’t Decide An Election, The People Who COUNT The Votes Do.” Washington’s Blog. Compilation. The standard is hand-marked paper ballots hand-counted in public. I can’t imagine why any party claiming to support voting rights wouldn’t support that standard.
Risking World War III in Syria Consortium News (EM).
Turkey descends into civil war as conflict in southeast escalates Informed Comment
China Can Have the Chicago Exchange Bloomberg
Imperial Collapse Watch
The costs of inequality: When a fair shake isn’t Harvard Gazette
The Inside Story of Shell’s Arctic Assault Audobon Society. RK: “Textbook regulatory capture.”
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