Chain reaction activated separate fault zone in 2nd huge quake Japan Times and 7.8 earthquake strikes near Quito, Ecuador Los Angeles Times
Hungary Issues Sovereign Bonds Denominated in Yuan; Another Nail in US Reserve Currency Status? MishTalk (Furzy Mouse). Yves: “This is a stunt.”
Global Drought Information System National Integrated Drought Information System
Analysis: Egypt economy ‘entered a vicious circle’ Al Jazeera (TS).
Anti-austerity protest: tens of thousands attend London march Guardian (Furzy Mouse).
Trove of secret Swiss bank data released to European countries: now use it! Tax Justice Network
Obama likely to sit out Democratic primary altogether, White House aides say Los Angeles Times. The line is party unity, but hmm….
Bernie Sanders Meets With Pope Francis NYT. Briefly!
Bernie Sanders’ Hail Mary pass Commonweal
Hillary Clinton committee raised $33 million in first quarter Politico. The headline is anodyne; the story is not. Remember the stories about the DNC and the Clinton campaign jointly raising money for the state parties, and that Sanders was blasted for not helping? If I read the stories correctly, the “Victory Fund” entity was used to launder very large contributions through the state parties back to the DNC, and thence to the Clinton campaign and various Clinton apparatchiks. As a result, of the $33 million raised, a mere $2 million was left over for the states. (A secondary benefit is that underfunded state parties keep turnout low, benefiting Establishment candidates.)
Democratic Party fundraising effort helps Clinton find new donors, too WaPo. The same story as above, with an equally anodyne headline.
Clooney’s neighbor throws Saturday fundraiser for Sanders HuffPo. Tickets: $27.
Bernie Sanders Has Fund-Raiser at Fancy Hollywood Home NYT. Tickets: $250. Clooney tickets: $33,400.
Sanders Supporters Shower Clinton Motorcade With $1 Bills NBC. The upcoming California primary should be full of interest…
Why I Haven’t Felt The Bern Paul Krugman, NYT. Is doubling down additive, or exponential?
Caught in the Aftermath of a Minsky Moment by a Credibility Trap Jesse’s Café Americaine (SF).
Bernie Sanders wins Colorado with big showing at state convention Denver Post. NBC: “Bernie Sanders Picks Up a Few More Delegates at Colorado Convention.” Guys, c’mon.
Twitter Is Seriously Warping Perceptions of the Presidential Race New York Magazine
Facebook denies that it would ever try to influence the election The Hill. So that’s alright, then.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
How Technology Helps Creditors Control Debtors The Atlantic
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Sundown Towns and Counties: Racial Exclusion in the South Project Muse. The Green Book was published until 1966. My household didn’t need one. But many black adults alive today grew up in households that did.
Over-estimating neoliberialism Stumbling and Mumbling
Answering the Call Buzzfeed. “For decades, beauty parlors were a rare refuge where gender-variant Filipinas could openly work, at the expense of low wages. But today ‘call centers are the new beauty parlor.'”
Inmates Argue Their Way to a Win Against West Point WSJ. Debate!
What is Money? LRB
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