Why Dakota Is the New Keystone Bill McKibben, NYT
It’s Good to Be a Big Corporation Again Bloomberg. Let’s play concentration!
Even Math Teachers Are at a Loss to Understand Annuities NYT (Re Silc). Sounds like a phishing equilibrium.
Is Foreign Direct Investment Mostly Portfolio Flows in Disguise? Conversable Economist
How will self-driving cars make life or death decisions? World Economic Forum. Davos Man weighs in.
Comma.ai drops self-driving device after warning from U.S. regulators Reuters. “Comma.ai is one of more than 50 startups working on automating such human driving tasks as steering and braking.” Well, public relations does contribute to GDP…
Can China Finally Solve Its Corruption Problem? The Diplomat
India offers to buy 200 foreign combat jets, if they’re Made-in-India FInancial Express (J-LS).
Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Sane While Clinton’s Is Belligerent Moon of Alabama
Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside Chicago Tribune. A bill of particulars, and not a bad one.
Democrats declare open season on Jim Comey Politico. Keeping the spotlight on Clinton…
Clinton campaign blames Putin. 10, 9, 8 counting, 7…
Ironically Comey put himself on the same side as Putin.
— Howard Dean (@GovHowardDean) October 29, 2016
Within 24 hours of being blindsided by Comey’s revelation to Congress that the FBI had come across new e-mails he believed could be pertinent to the Clinton probe, Clinton’s campaign sent a memo to dozens [!] of its surrogates. It detailed talking points and suggested wording for casting doubt on Comey’s decision and Republicans’ spin, and spreading the idea that the e-mails may simply be duplicates of those already reviewed or have nothing to do with the nominee.
Couldn’t we just get a copy of the memo and a list of the surrogates? Then we could skip reading the surrogates.
James Comey’s Letter and the Problem of Leaks The New Yorker. Staff insurrection, as Yves said.
Election Update: Four Ways Forward For Clinton After The FBI News FiveThirtyEight. “ne way the campaign could end is with a whole crescendo of major stories dropping. That could make things complicated for pollsters and forecasters.” Release the dumpsters!
Clinton enjoys solid lead in early voting: Reuters/Ipsos poll Reuters. And now you know why the Clinton campaign — and those portions of the press that are operationally integrated with it — are pushing early voting. Why, it’s almost like they think there’s a “surprise” out there that might change people’s minds….
Argument: The DNC Hack Attribution Was A Response to Brick and Mortar Events EmptyWheel. From earlier this month, but well worth a read.
Los Trumpistas: Trump’s Latino Supporters Lens Culture (Isolato).
We Need to Talk about Donald Sherry Turkle, LRB
Final Days New York Magazine (DK). A rather sympathetic piece, believe it or not (as the Trump campaign enters the “operatives looking for work” stage).
Here’s what I’ll do the day after the election Bernie Sanders, Boston Globe
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Digital Redlining At Facebook Another Word for It
Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too Bloomberg. For some reason, this is not mentioned in the headline: “According to research earlier this year in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a 40-year-old man in the top 1 percent can expect to live 14 years longer than his counterpart in the bottom 1 percent.” Everything’s going according to plan!
It’s About to Get Harder to Seek Student Debt Relief Bloomberg. Thanks, Obama!
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