The Tribes of Climate Change The Paradox Project
Rethink 2% Brad DeLong, Grasping Reality
British Airways Flight Outage: Engineer Pulled Wrong Plug Bloomberg. That’s the headline. From the text: “[T]he issue remains of how a single technician could cause so much disruption, and why the airline’s backup systems failed.” So why isn’t the headline: “British Airways Executives SIgn Off on Broken IT System”?
America is no longer a force for stability in the Gulf The Economist. And we tried so hard! Iraq, Libya, Syria…
‘Dereliction Of Duty’ Author Urges Escalation Of Unwinnable, Never-Ending War Duffel Blog (BC). BC: “You know all the wheels have fallen off the wagon when the only consistent source of insight is from the satirists.”
The only real way to stop atrocities like the Manchester attack is to end the wars which allow extremism to grow Patrick Coburn, Independent
Clinton’s charity confirms Qatar’s $1 million gift while she was at State Dept Reuters. From 2016, but a useful reminder.
UK Election Aftermath
Theresa May’s plan to govern with DUP support thrown into confusion Guardian. Tory press office released news of DUP agreement prematurely, then retracted.
Jeremy Corbyn has prepared the electoral map to finish off the Tories The New Statesman
Labour and its Left mainly macro
Brussels takes a step ahead in Brexit negotiations Institute for Government
China’s plan to run the world The Week (kfathi).
New Cold War
Did Comey Violate Laws In Leaking The Trump Memo? Jonathan Turley
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The Impeach-Trump Conspiracy The American Conservative
The Phony War Against Donald Trump The National Interest
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Trump’s Darling Zeit Online. “Gina Haspel, the new No. 2 at the CIA, played a leading role in the torture of terror suspects following 9/11. Now German lawyers are seeking criminal action against her.”
Putin Pop: A Guide to Russia’s Most Patriotic Music Genre Eurasia.net (MT).
2016 Post Mortem
Can Hillary Clinton Please Go Quietly into the Night? Vanity Fair (Re Silc).
The billionaire GOP patron behind Trump’s social media bot army NY Daily News. But see NC here and here.
Kill Me Now
Citizen Zuckerberg The Baffler (Re Silc).
The Worst of Donald Trump’s Toxic Agenda Is Lying in Wait – A Major U.S. Crisis Will Unleash It Naomi Klein, The Intercept (ChiGal).
Profiting off pain: Trump confidant cashed in on housing crisis Reveal News (Kokuanani).
Donald Trump’s secret isn’t that he lies. It’s that he crowds out the truth. Ezra Klein, Vox (Re Silc).
Democrats use Flint residents as props to push phony infrastructure plan WSWS (MT).. It would be nice if socialists understood MMT.
Drug crisis pushes up mortality rate for Americans in their prime WSWS. ‘For the first time, mortality rates are increasing without respect to geographic or racial boundaries, a harsh reflection of the widespread economic decline of America’s workers.” Let’s remember, at this point, that many liberals openly express the view that working class people deserve to die.
With opioid epidemic raging, calls grow for cheaper access to heroin overdose-reversing drug Los Angeles Times. Moar Band-Aids!
Federal judges order California to expand prison releases LA Times. “Most of those prisoners now work as groundskeepers, janitors and in prison kitchens, with wages that range from 8 cents to 37 cents per hour. Lawyers for Attorney General Kamala Harris had argued in court that if forced to release these inmates early, .” Liberal rising star Kamala Harris’s views on
slavery“an important labor pool” dovetail rather too neatly with liberal Hillary Clinton’s use of slavesprison labor in Arkansas, don’t they?
The evidence does not support Macron’s claim that deregulating labor market will boost economy Real World Economics Review (MT).
Economism and Arbitration Clauses Baseline Scenario
Can We Blame the Mafia on Lemons? Atlas Obscura
Antidote du jour:
Critter swimming up the Stillwater yesterday evening.