RBS agrees to $1 billion payout over 2008 fundraising case Reuters. And nobody goes to jail, because impunity.
Desperately Searching For A New Strategy Tim Duy’s Fed Watch
US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years AP. So, we bent the cost curve!
Derailing the NHS LRB. Because markets.
Ignored building codes at center of Oakland warehouse fire talks PBS. The flip side of gentrification.
Inside Russia’s Creepy, Innovative Internet Bloomberg. I see Dmitry has friends at Bloomberg, too!
The New McCarthyism
McCarthyism 2.0 against the independent information the unbalanced evolution of homo sapiens
Facebook’s Walled Wonderland Is Inherently Incompatible With News Medium (Furzy Mouse).
Spread of Fake News Provokes Anxiety in Italy NYT. “[C]oncern that fake news circulated over social media….” As opposed to, say, Iraq WMDs, which was fake news circulated by the New York Times.
The casualties of Italy’s referendum result FT and from last week: Fears mount of multiple bank failures if Renzi loses referendum FT. Richard Smith: “Strikingly glum.”
Devastating Cholera Outbreak in War-torn Yemen The Disease Daily
DAPL Easement Denied The Writing of John Laurits
My Trip to Standing Rock: Bravery, Beauty and Rubber Bullets Rolling Stone (MR).
Veterans Travel to Standing Rock to Join Protesters, Lend Aid Military.com. A bit stale, but good sourcing.
Decades after Chernobyl disaster, engineers slide high-tech shelter over reactor Ars Technica. Please. No email server jokes!
Steven Mnuchin Says U.S. Growth Can Be 3% to 4%. Here’s Why That’s Hard WSJ. Not easy at 27 cents a pop…
Trumps talks with Taiwan President: Tsai Ing-wen calls Donald, Western media flips out YouTube. Taiwan animators throw gasoline on the flames…
2016 Post Mortem
Why Hillary Clinton Lost Zach Carter, HuffPo.
There are three possible choices to be made in the logical universe in which a political party is running a fascist campaign. People can 1) join the fascists, 2) lose to the fascists or 3) defeat the fascists. The Clinton campaign wants credit for not choosing door No. 1. Their job was to make option three a reality. History will remember them for number two.
As Atrios said: You had one job.
Mook: Clinton’s ‘deplorables’ comment ‘definitely could have alienated’ voters CNN. “Definitely could have.” Classic Beltway-speak.
Race, Misogyny, and Election 2016 Alice Marshall, Medium
Recount results – Day Four WBAY. Wisconsin.
Four Million Commutes Reveal New U.S. ‘Megaregions’ National Geographic
An econ theory, falsified Noahpinion
The End of the American Century The Archdruid Report
Welcome to the World of Software Defined Radio Robert Putt. Keen!
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