The Italian bank job: modern sins at ancient Monte dei Paschi New Statesman (J-LS).
Sheila Bair Called the Financial Crisis. Here’s Her New Nightmare Bloomberg. College debt.
The left in Europe needs to change political course Wolfgang Münchau, FT
I notice that as of this writing that Democrat-leaning Eschaton has no substantive posting on the Presidential candidates at all, all the way back to September 29, not that there’s anything wrong with snarky oneliners. I take that as a sign that campaign coverage is at or near peak bullshit. We can only hope. –lambert
Sanders Says Clinton Comments in Leaked Audio ‘Absolutely Correct’ ABC. I disagree. Clinton framed Sanders voters as being driven by inchoate “feelings,” as opposed to being attracted by policies proven to be successful in other countries that would bring concrete material benefits to them: Single payer (Canada) and tuition-free college (Germany). Clinton’s views infantilize Sanders voters. Sanders should not assist her.
WikiLeaks cancels Assange’s live balcony appearance over ‘security concerns’ RT. He will, however, appear in Berlin via video link.
Donald Trump’s Tax Numbers Sharpen Focus on Treatment of Losses WSJ. Tax lawyers quoted.
Body Cameras Are Betraying Their Promise The Atlantic. That was fast.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The Wholesale Failure of American Foreign Policy The American Conservative
Panic, Anxiety Spark Rush to Build Luxury Bunkers for L.A.’s Superrich Hollywood Reporter
This Is the Backup Career For More and More U.S. Workers Fortune. The “gig economy” is now being rebranded as the “platform economy.”
Hillbilly Elitism Jacobin
The Lost Language of Integration Foreign Policy
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