Whale’s eye view: Footage reveals hidden whale world BBC (Furzy Mouse).
One Take on the Report of the Independent Directors of Wells Fargo: Vote the Bums Out The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
The state, inequality and the politics of economic ideas: three blind spots in shadow banking LSE Business Review (skippy),
Corbynism or barbarism, part II Idiot Joy Showland
A New Political Reality for France Der Spiegel
The Macron Phenomenon Jacobin
Big Stakes in the French Presidential Election: Governance Versus the People Counterpunch. Pre-election, but an interesting portrait of Macron.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
When Spies Come Home Motherboard
New Cold War
A Dilemma For the Intelligence Agencies – An Analysis (25 April 2017) by Lawrence Davidson To The Point Analysis (SS).
Why Trump’s sloth and incompetence might just prevent a catastrophic war with China The Week. On the Thucydides Trap.
Candidate Trump: ‘I Love Wikileaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’ Ron Paul, The Unz Review (PU).
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How Trump Is Upending the Conventional Wisdom on Illegal Immigration David Frum, The Atlantic
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You Think Trump And The GOP Have No Accomplishments So Far? You Are Wrong Down with Tyranny (KK).
Trump’s Policies Are a Result of On-the-Job Training Charles Cook, Cook Political Report
2016 Post Mortem
Why Was Heath Mello Thrown Under the Bus? The Nation
Researchers link meeting corporate earnings goals to worker injuries Left Labor Reporter
The fading American dream: Trends in absolute income mobility since 1940 Science. Full text. “[R]ates of absolute mobility have fallen from approximately 90% for children born in 1940 to 50% for children born in the 1980s. Increasing GDP growth rates alone cannot restore absolute mobility to the rates experienced by children born in the 1940s. However, distributing current GDP growth more equally across income groups as in the 1940 birth cohort would reverse more than 70% of the decline in mobility.”
In China, rural rich get richer and poor get poorer South China Morning Post (J-LS).
MMT is what is, not what might be Bill Mitchell
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