The Deregulation of Private Capital and the Decline of the Public Company The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
American Economic Growth Has Slowed to a Crawl New York Magazine
A Whistle Was Blown, but Who Was Listening? Gretchen Morgenson, NYT
Oil And Gas Industry Power Builds Wells Near Schools In Colorado, Trumping Environmental Concerns David Sirota, International Business Times
The ten graphs which show how Britain became a wholly owned subsidiary of the City of London (and what we can do about it) Steve Keen, Open Democracy. Grab a cup of coffee…
Brexit: the egocentric framing error Stumbling and Mumbling
French election a swansong for liberal globalism The Interpreter
European politics: The young centrists strike back Australian Financial Review
Portugal Basks In Post-Bailout Economic Revival NPR (DK). Without austerity.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
NSA Backs Down on Major Surveillance Program That Captured Americans’ Communications Without a Warrant Dan Froomkin, The Intercept
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After-dinner mint: how ex-politicians hit paydirt with public speaking Guardian. Ka-ching.
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An immense proliferation of “100 days” takes. Here are a few:
After 100 Days, These Things Will Stick RealClearPolitics
Trump Banks On Second 100 Days The Cook Political Report
Trump Could Have Broken the Democratic Party Slate (Re Silc).
Maybe America Wasn’t Crazy to Elect Donald Trump Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine (Re Silc).
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The Rise of the Generals Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
Tillerson and the State Department ‘Ghost Ship’ The American Conservative
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Trump to order a study on abuses of U.S. trade agreements Reuters. Including the WTO.
Dems withhold cash from Montana special election Politico. Film at 11.
Citizenship Case Takes On Speedsters Who Lie About Their Weight Courthouse News
It may not be time for single-payer health care in California, Assembly leader says Sacramento Bee. “Lord, make me pure. But not yet!”
Republicans deny Trump one last chance at a 100-day victory and punt on healthcare again Business Insider. The MacArthur waivers placated the Freedom Caucus but repelled the moderates. It’s funny, in a grim sort of way, to see conservatives adding ideologically-driven layers of complex crapification, instead of watching liberals do it.
I Worked at Fyre Festival. It Was Always Going to Be a Disaster. New York Magazine. “This is an island. At least I think it’s an island. That’s a reef out in the sea. Perhaps there aren’t any grownups anywhere.”
I would rather shine shoes than be a banker Lucy Kellaway, FT (MR). From 2015, still relevant today, for two distinct reasons: First, it reads like a precursor to the recent fad for artisanal pickle-making (honest toil is so romantic). But it also gives a good summary of why humans find work (as distinct from a job) satisfying in itself, regardless of the wages the work brings in.
Why The Left Will (Eventually) Triumph: An Interview With Ruy Teixeira TPM. Here’s a gem:
[TEIXEIRA:] I favor what economists are calling a model of equitable growth. It would mean substantial government investment in creating new opportunities for the middle and aspirational classes.
“Aspirational classes.” That’ll play in Peoria. Learned nothing, forgotten nothing…
Stagnant Wages And Slow Productivity Growth emptywheel
To Help Tackle Inequality, Remember the Advantages You’ve Had NYT. Cf. Luke 18:11.
Suicide of an Uber engineer: Widow blames job stress San Francisco Chronicle
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