Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer’s-Related Protein From Nerve Cells Huffington Post (RR)
Tory race narrows options for Brexit divorce Financial Times. Yesterday, we flagged a story that said the odds-on favorite, Theresa May, wanted to wait till year end to pull the Article 50 trigger. This report says she wants even more time: “The main contenders also make clear they will not rush to invoke the Article 50 exit clause — Ms May was most explicit in stating it would not happen this year.”
Europe can’t rescue Britain. It’s too busy trying to save itself Guardian (resilc). Important.
Britain doesn’t matter to the global economy, China does Quartz. Recall people also said Lehman was too small to matter. It’s not the size, it’s the tight coupling and what gets destabilized.
Roadmap Plan for UK Departure from the EU Nigel Farage (Chuck L)
Dutch Populist Geert Wilders Wants to Leave the EU Der Spiegel (resilc)
Spain Runs Out of Workers With Almost 5 Million Unemployed Bloomberg (Chuck L). Some, perhaps a lot, of this is employers not willing to train people.
How China Took Center Stage in Bitcoin’s Civil War New York Times (TF)
Joe Biden calls king of Bahrain to raise ‘strong concerns’ amid violence Guardian (reilc). The Fifth Fleet regularly docks there. Think we have much leverage?
Obama Releases ‘File 17’: Teaser of Secret Report on Saudi Links to 9/11 Sputnik News (Chuck L)
‘We Are Not Numbers’ shares the daily struggles and triumphs of Palestinian life Mondoweiss (Judy B)
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Singapore banks examine use of Facebook IDs for transfers Financial Times. This is SO evil. So now the officialdom will be able to tie information about you together much more easily.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Weapons trafficking questions remain unanswered in Benghazi report Politico. Resilc: “Press is braindead.”
Clinton E-mail Tar Baby
Bill Clinton’s Runway Meeting With AG Lynch Was Typical Clinton Political Theater. Here’s Why He Did it… Twist The Knife (martha r). IMHO, This is too convoluted. Even if the Clintons believed it would work, you can’t sell a story that complicated to Joe Public. Only Beltways inside baseball types would buy it. And they are already committed to one team or the other.
Why the timing of Clinton’s FBI interview couldn’t be worse CNN (furzy). Interview was only 3 1/2 hours. That suggests she effectively did not answer question, say by professing not to remember.
Can Bernie Sanders Take Yes for an Answer? Mother Jones (furzy)
Hillary Clinton Wrote a Heartfelt Post for The Toast’s Final Day Vulture (resilc). Since I have never found groups of women to be welcoming, I have a nails-on-chalkboard reaction to any “heartfelt” stories about sisterhood.
Did Clinton University Break The Same Law As Trump U? Daily Beast (reilc)
Trump’s message shines in faded steel city Financial Times. Important. Notice that he is being treated as a real contender for his economic message.
Inside the Six Weeks When Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’ New York Times
This Might Be the Trump Campaign’s Dumbest Legal Move Yet LawNewz (furzy)
Dr. Jill Stein Interview With The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur YouTube (Catherine A)
U.S. lawmakers seek more money, authority for derivatives regulator Reuters (Adrien)
Final Auto Numbers: Total Sales Down 4.6%, Much Worse Than Expected Michael Shedlock (EM)
Private Equity Funds Balk at Disclosure, and Public Risk Grows Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
The Truth about Banks IMF. Phil U: “The IMF is becoming post-Keynesian?”
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: On the Left’s Ideas about Money and Freedom Corey Robin. I am uncomfortable with the formulation Robin discusses and don’t have the time to think deeply as to why. Perhaps it is because the examples are about using money to buy services. If I cannot buy the service, I am not free. But where does this end? As one of my friends said, “Society is very well ordered. There is always someone who has more.” I do not have the “freedom” to own a private jet, which would let me visit five cities in one day (as Trump can, which gives him an advantage in campaigning against Clinton), or rent out Carnegie Hall. Using this notion of “money = freedom” means that anyone who has less money than the very richest people is not “free” because he cannot do what the very richest people do. So that does not seem to make any sense.
Momentum Machines robot-powered restaurant is opening in San Francisco Tech Insider (resilc)
Clinton’s pledge to forgive student debt of entrepreneurs, not average workers, will benefit the elite Salon (Phil U). In case this was not obvious to you…
Who Benefits Most From Housing Subsidies? The Wealthy. Nation (resilc)
Business Leaders Have Abandoned the Middle Class Harvard Business Review (martha r)
In Praise of Ambivalence — “Young” Feminism, Gender Identity and Free Speech Quillette (Chuck L)
The Ones We’ve Lost: The Student Loan Debt Suicides Huffington Post
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