Goldman Sachs’ lessons from the ‘quant quake’ FT. This time it’s different?
Looking for Hidden Black Money? London Might be the Place to Start The Wire (J-LS).
UN experts denounce ‘myth’ pesticides are necessary to feed the world Guardian (Furzy Mouse).
Second Warmest U.S. February on Record: Chalk It Up to Greenhouse Gases Weather Underground
Brexit Bulletin: What the EU Really Wants Bloomberg. Besides Perfidious Albion’s nuts in a jar?
The “Dutch Trump” Is Even More Toxic Than the Real Thing The Intercept
Syria’s Civil War Is Almost Over … And Assad Has Won Counterpunch
Xi tells Liaoning officials to clean up their political act and stop faking data South China Morning Post
China’s mad steel inflation MacroBusiness
If Tillerson gets it wrong in Asia, the consequences could be catastrophic Asian Correspondent
India has highest bribery rate among 16 Asia Pacific countries: Transparency International Times of India. And competition was tough!
CIA contractors likely source of latest WikiLeaks release: U.S. officials Reuters. Neoliberalism’s “market state” puts government functions up for sale. So it’s not surprising that people sell them.
CIA Leak: “Russian Election Hackers” May Work In Langley Moon of Alabama. Watch for the “atttribution problem” when CrowdStrike testifies at the upcoming Russki hearings. As I’ve said, “Internet evidence is not evidence.”
WikiLeaks strikes again. Here are 4 big questions about Vault 7. WaPo. “In cyberspace, we mainly have a reasonability problem, not an attribution problem.” Oh. OK.
Oh, that traitorous WikiTrump Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (Re Silc).
Top tip: Unplug your WD My Cloud boxen – now The Register. I have never understood why storing personal data in The Cloud is a good idea, despite Apple’s constant nudges for me to do so.
New Cold War
Russia: The Conspiracy Trap NYRB. Excerpted by Greenwald yesterday. Important!
2016 Post Mortem
The Exhaustion of American Liberalism Shelby Steele, Wall Street Journal
Rep. Kevin Brady: Health care relief USA Today
Column Fixing healthcare: Which single-payer system would be best for California? Los Angeles Times (Kokuanai).
Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government Propublica. Look! Over there! [insert favored gaslighting topic here]!
So Trump and Republicans are STILL More Popular than Clinton and Dems Ian Welsh. Who could have known that firing the Blame Cannons wouldn’t be a proven vote-getter?
US Bond Markets cannot bring down Trump Bill Mitchell
How Will National Security Institutions Survive Their War With Trump? The New Republic. Wonderfully clarifying to see liberals defending the intelligence community as “guarantors of the institutional order of the Republic.”
How Trump Undermines Intelligence Gathering Michael Hayden, NYT. Wonderfully clarifying to see torture- and illegal warrantless surveillance defender Hayden become a liberal icon.
The Expert’s Guide to Crying at Work Bloomberg. “Recent research from the Harvard Business School has found the secret to turning tears into workplace gold: make them evidence of your professional passion.” Will that work in an Amazon warehouse? Inquiring minds want to know!
The Hamilton Hustle Matt Stoller, The Baffler. Excellent, even for the excellent Stoller.
Is It Better to Be Poor in Bangladesh or the Mississippi Delta? The Atlantic. Interview with Angus Deaton. Must read (and pay careful attention to Annie Lowrey’s questions).
How Should We Then Live? The Archdruid Report. More fun with Schopenhauer!
Sound waves boost older adults’ memory, deep sleep Science Daily. I guess falling asleep to a podcast is a smart move for me, then…
Sleeping Through the Night Is a Relatively New Invention New York Magazine
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