All the Fun Is Going Out of Hedge Funds Bloomberg
A clubby oligopoly that is overdue for reform FT. Accountancy.
RBS Pays Negative Interest on Large Deposits Starting Monday; Negative Interest Roundup MishTalk (Furzy Mouse).
Protesters settle into camp life Bismarck Tribune
Why Iraqis fear victory Le Monde Diplomatique
It’s time to defend Brexit The Spectator
Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis Radio Free Europe
Internet Voting Leaves Out a Cornerstone of Democracy: The Secret Ballot MIT Technology Review (JS).
With a comfortable lead, Clinton begins laying plans for her White House agenda WaPo. “Clinton has borrowed some of her economic policy agenda from the liberal Roosevelt Institute in New York.” (NC covered the Roosevelt Institute in 2011 here, here, and here. I’d welcome evidence that they’ve changed.)
Not all Clinton charities bound by new set of rules Boston Globe. “Big chunks of the Clinton family’s charitable network would be exempt from a self-imposed ban on foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, loopholes that highlight the complexity of disentangling her from the former first family’s myriad potential conflicts of interest.” Wow, that’s a real shocker.
Silicon Valley techies not yet coding for Clinton Mercury-News (MR).
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Challenger Claims She Illegally Used DNC Resources Against Him (interview) Truthdig (MR).
Trump’s Empire: A Maze of Debts and Opaque Ties NYT. Yves: “That NYT piece is another journalistic failure. Either the reporters don’t understand what non-recourse debt is (although they do actually explain the concept in the piece so they can claim to be accurate) or they are choosing to mislead readers. None of this is “Trump’s debt”. And his net worth is NET of the debt in his entities. It’s the value of his cash, his personal property (art, cars, personal real estate), any funds run by third party managers, plus (drumroll) the value of his share in various ventures, and that is his share of the equity. Lordie.”
Trump and Clinton’s free trade retreat: a pivotal moment for the world’s economic future Guardian. Interesting if true.
Why Ajamu Baraka? Why Vice President? And Why the Green Party? Black Agenda Report
How American Politics Went Insane Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic. Sanders is a sociopath, and the Grand Bargain’s 2011 failure was a “debacle.” Alrighty, then.
What You Need to Know About the Private Prison Phase-Out The Marshall Project (JS).
Crowdsourcing Austerity Jacobin. NYU.
This helpful chart reveals if a robot is coming for your job Business Insider
Should writing for the public count toward tenure? The Conversation (JS).
The hidden danger of big data Al Jazeera
Journal Sentinel Archive Disappears Urban Milwaukee
Fifteen Fatal Fallacies of Financial Fundamentalism William Vickrey (1996).
Antidote du jour (via):
First red-tailed hawk fledge of 2016 from @StJohnDivineNYC, possibly first in Manhattan.