Jerri-Lynn here: Yves asked me to tell readers that she hopes they don’t mind the heavy dose of CalPERS reporting on the site at the moment. A lot is happening there, none of it good.
Doughnut Economics – Grab a pencil, draw a doughnut! The Minskys. Hmmm.
Environmentalists Are Ignoring the Elephant In the Room: U.S. Military Is World’s Largest Polluter George Washington’s Blog
All Power to the Banks! The Winners-Take-All Regime of Emmanuel Macron Counterpunch. Make time for Diane Johnstone’s latest.
Why are so many young Greeks turning to farming? Al Jazeera. Ahem– because they have no other good options?
Student Debt Rising Worldwide Yale Global Online. In other words, US students aren’t alone in suffering under neoliberal education policies.
Fees Add Up The Baseline Scenario (Kim)
Lessons left unlearned in Takata air bag scandal Nikkei Asian Review. Scandalous. Nearly a decade since the problem first arose, it’s not yet been solved. Where are the regulators?
A Quick Note About Single Payer Ian Welsh (martha r). Calls– although not in such bald terms– for the basic Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) approach. Makes sense to me (compare the length of the seminal pieces of New Deal securities legislation against the Dodd-Frank monstrosity).
“I Could Have Died”: Protesters Detail Violent Attack by Turkish President Erdoğan’s Guards in DC TruthOut. Includes video footage.
The Saudi Visit and Trump’s Unprincipled Foreign Policy American Conservative
It’s Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump Der Spiegel (resilc)
Trump’s Budget Seeks Cuts to Taxes, Safety-Net Programs WSJ. The “Trump whacks presumed Dems hard” budget.
John Podesta Unloads on Trump Politico
Will Donald Trump Be Impeached? FiveThirtyEight. Much hot air and hedging of bets, little insight.
Citigroup Agrees to $97.4 Million Settlement in Money Laundering Inquiry. NYT. First DOJ bank settlement under new AG Jeff Sessions continues the cost-of-doing-business-slap-on-wrist settlement policies of his predecessors in the previous administration. SO much for draining the swamp….
Labour is surging in the polls – and it’s all because the media is finally giving Jeremy Corbyn impartial coverage Independent. I am aware this was posted in yesterday’s Water Cooler but am including it for those readers who may have missed it there.
Police State Watch
Why it’s unfair to single out Jeremy Corbyn over MI5 surveillance The Conversation. Worth remembering that 1984 sprang from the mind of a son of the British Empire.
Joe Lieberman atop FBI would be a First Amendment disaster Columbia Journalism Review.
New Cold War
Antidote du jour (Up close and personal with another one of my favorite birds):