The company that makes Jack Daniel’s is skirting accounting rules, experts say Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
What Motivations Lie Behind North Korea’s Nuclear Arsenal NYT. The front page headline: “Nuclear Arsenal Is No Longer Thought to Be Only Defensive.” Hoo boy. (The URL, “north-korea-kim-jong-un,” matches neither, suggesting some internal editorial struggle.)
Three Dangerous Delusions about Korea Strategic Culture
China and Russia unite against North Korean nuclear test South China Morning Post
China tightens restrictions on dissent, porn and gambling online Asian Correspondent
I left because there was no offer on the table from the govt: Raghuram Rajan Times of India (J-LS). Excellent article on demonetization (despite the headline).
India PM Narendra Modi shakes up his top team FT. “Reshuffle comes amid outcry over disappointing data on banknote ban.”
Pakistan: A slice of China in Islamabad Al Jazeera
The great Saudi sell-off: why bankers and lawyers are flocking to the Gulf Guardian (Re Silc).
How Angela Merkel speaks The Economist
‘I’ve Never Seen So Much Hate’ Der Speigel
This 1,000-year-old oak tree survived Hurricane Harvey Popular Science (Re Silc).
Imperial Collapse Watch
Make no mistake, the latest US thuggery is a sign of weakness, not strength The Saker (MT). An important bill of particulars.
New Cold War
On the Lawfare over the Steele Dossier emptywheel
The Relevance of Franz L. Neumann’s Critical Theory in 2017: Anxiety and Politics in the New Age of Authoritarian Capitalism Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society
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Op-Ed If you listen closely, you can hear Trump’s tax plan shrinking Los Angeles Times
In Berkeley, Attacks by Antifa Turn ‘Alt-Right’ Trolls into Fox News Heroes The Intercept (ChiGal).
Democrats in Disarray
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Hillary Clinton endorsed a startup — and then it fell victim to a cyber attack Recode. I blame Putin. Or Bernie Bros.
It’s Google’s birthday — here’s how it looked 19 years ago The Next Web. Deflects attention to the Google search box, as opposed to Google’s gaming and manipulation of the results page.
To save rural Iowa, we must oppose Monsanto-Bayer merger Des Moines Register
LePage calls for emergency legislative session after feds balk at Maine food sovereignty law Bangor Daily News. Agreed by both parties (!).
America needs its unions more than ever Larry Summers, FT (!).
After Nissan: Can We Organize the South? Labor Notes
The Side Hustle Economy: 25 Ways to Make Extra Dough Visual Capitalist. Sounds rather like the Third World’s System D.
Why I miss antenna TV The Week
The Looming Decline of the Public Research University Washington Monthly
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