“UK Govt consultation on abuse of Scottish Limited Partnerships announced” (audio) Good Morning Scotland, BBC. Friend of the Blog Richard Smith at 1:15:36. Roger Mullin, the main MP who got Scottish Limited Partnerships onto the agenda, at 2:16:57.
Tax justice and public contracts, Brexit threats, criminal dodges and crackdowns (podcast ) Tax Justice Network
Robert Rubin on the Future of US-China Relations The Diplomat
I guess we’ll see about the Teflon…
The NYC tabloid stars aligned today pic.twitter.com/rQOVhogYYh
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 20, 2017
Jubilant Trump awaits inauguration as US president FT. Trump: “If it really pours tomorrow, that’s O.K., because people will realize it’s my real hair.”
Donald Trump inauguration South China Morning Post. Round-up of SCMP stories.
Bluffer’s guide to the Trump inauguration – what you need to know Irish Independent
Soros Says Markets to Slump With Trump, EU Faces Disintegration Bloomberg and Buffett Says He Supports Trump’s Cabinet Picks ‘Overwhelmingly’ Bloomberg. ZOMG! Even the good billionaires are fighting amongst themselves!
Economy under Trump: Plan for the worst Larry Summers
Trump’s Transition Looks an Awful Lot Like the Start of Crony Capitalism Vice (Re Silc). The start? Really?
On His Way Out the Door, Obama Bombs Libya One Last Time Common Dreams
New Cold War
Obama Parting Shot Aims At Brennan, Clapper, Clinton: “The DNC Emails Were Leaked” Moon of Alabama. And Obama is a very careful man. He doesn’t “mis-speak” a lot.
All Russian puppets? Le Monde Diplomatique
The Real Reason Any Russian Meddling Is an Emergency The Intercept. Not so much the “meddling” itself, but Trump’s reaction to it, which is not to propose an independent commission. Although one wonders, at this point, where the members of such a commission might be found….
Imperial Collapse Watch
Obama’s Hidden Legacy Politico
The Reason Why Booker and the Big Pharma Dems Have No Excuse Richard Eskow, Moyers and Company
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
This is how American health care kills people The Week. A balance-billing horror story.
The Republican Health-Care Debate National Review
Commentary: What the Davos crowd needs to understand Mark Thoma, CBS
Racial and Gender Discrimination in Transportation Network Companies NBER Working Paper No. 22776
I think, after giving due consideration to all relevant factors, that it’s time for a cute cat video. Antidote du jour: