Relief arrives for U.S. shale firms as OPEC folds in price battle Reuters. So, more capex in the oil patch?
Clawbacks and Consumer Loans Bloomberg
Shadow Banking Bounces Back Conversable Economist
How a Goldman Sachs puppet promoted another Goldman Sachs puppet as the PM of Greece the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
US tech groups unite to dispel AI fears FT. There’s a confidence builder….
Turnbull: Flunky for the banking mafia Macrobusiness
Labour conference live: Shadow Cabinet turns on Jeremy Corbyn over immigration speech Independent. Deputy Leader Tom Watson: “I don’t know why we’ve been focusing on what was wrong with the Blair and Brown governments.” Er, Iraq?
FLASHLIGHT FROM MH-17 INVESTIGATION — DUTCH, AUSTRALIAN AND UKRAINIAN POLICE ANNOUNCE END OF TUNNEL; RUSSIAN GENERALS ANNOUNCE TUNNEL VISION John Helmer. As always with digital evidence, check the provenance.
Shoot down of commercial airliner precedent rests with U.S. warship Vincennes Globe and Mail (2014).
A Few Links On Syria And Other Issues Moon of Alabama
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Democrats target Libertarian ticket The Hill. “[S]ome of the nation’s most prominent liberal writers, who are seeking to shame young voters away from the Libertarian ticket.” Bad voters! B-a-a-a-a-d! [slaps voter on nose with rolled-up newspaper].
Hillary Clinton Struggles to Win Back Young Voters From Third Parties NYT. All those Republican endorsements she worked so hard for should really be a help.
Cheer Up. History Will Forget This Dismal Campaign. Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg. Who needs prediction markets when we have asset prices?
For fear of finding something worse Alternet. From August, but still useful. “The US presidential campaign is more like a contest between Angela Merkel and Silvio Berlusconi, in which the US left has decided to support Merkel.”
EXCLUSIVE: Elected officials sign letter praising NYC charter schools as ‘world-class education’ prior to rally NY Daily News (AH). Ka-ching.
Think only low–paid workers get the Sports Direct treatment? You’re wrong Guardian. The academic precariat in the UK.
The Ebbs and Flows of Coastal Maine Deborah Fallows, The Atlantic. The piece ends with a request for Eastport to activate the weather station at its small airport, to make it easier for the Fallows’ single-engine propeller airplane, a Cirrus SR22, to take off and land. Granted, Fallows prefaces her request with “Selfishly speaking,” but if that request doesn’t exemplify privilege, it’s hard to see what would.
Wreaths Across America. A reader writes: “Each year the 4H Club that my family and I are involved with goes to Quantico and Arlington National Cemeteries to lay wreaths.”
The Coming of the Postliberal Era The Archdruid Report
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