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Bombardier faces proposed 300% duty on plane exports to US Belfast Telegraph (Richard Smith). Richard Smith: “This is the free trade paradise we want to enter via Brexit…”
Round and Round It Spins – Our Latest Health Care Revolving Door Roundup Health Care Renewal
SoftBank deal with Uber encounters delay FT. If there’s no price, is there even a deal?
Pressure rises on Catalan regional premier ahead of parliament session El Pais and Spanish PM ready to use all legal means to stop Catalan independence El Pais (an organ of the Spanish establishment). “‘History shows that Catalan declarations of independence have ended very badly,’ noted [the Popular Party (PP)’s vice-secretary for communications, Pablo] Casado.” It’s not clear whether “very badly” means the execution of Lluís Companys, Mayor of Barcelona who proclaimed the Republic of Catalonia in 1931, or the subsequent Spanish Civil War.
Spain stares into Catalan ‘abyss’ Politico
Costa Gavras: I will make a film based on Adults in the Room Yanis Varoufakis
Britain, divided Politico. Elites, who live and die by “divide and conquer,” shed crocodile tears at the consequences of their own strategy.
After Hurricanes, Public Housing May Never Get Rebuilt Governing. Never let a crisis go to waste.
China’s Google Checks 3 Billion ‘Fake News’ Claims Every Year Bloomberg. For some definition of “fake.”
Afghan president, U.S. general vow ambitious air war to defeat Taliban WaPo. If only we’d thought of that before!
Turkey Digs in Heels Over Diplomatic Fight With U.S. Foreign Policy
New Cold War
Is Facebook spinning out of control over Russian revelations? FT. “ political ads.” As opposed to $4.4 billion of TV ads, and 489,142 airings from Clinton between June 8 and October 30, 2016. Somebody’s in the wrong business….
Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms WaPo. “[T]ens of were spent on ads.” Holy moley! Robbie Mook had over a billion! You’d think he’d have been able to squelch a five-figure spend by accident!
How Putin’s Russia uses Soviet-era tricks to evoke racist white fears WaPo. “We still how any of these social media efforts informed Americans’ voting choices in 2016.” Sorry to lose my patience, here, but: It’s fascinating to watch all the Clintonite exculpatory narratives gradually merging… On the bright side, since Russian outside agitators are now responsible for stoking American’s divisions over race, all we have to do is go to war with them, and problem solved!
How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics NYT. “ of posts.”
Russians in Silicon Valley Can’t Shake Hacking’s Shadow NYT. More crocodile tears.
Trump’s Tax Plan Helps Wall Street Not Main Street Counterpunch (ChiGal).
The hypocrisy of Bob Corker The Week
Erik Prince: Founder of mercenary group accused of killing Iraqi civilians ‘to run for Senate’ Independent. Seems legit.
The Moldbug Variations The Baffler (Grizzorama).
The Jared bubble CJR. The Observer.
Democrats in Disarray
Here’s Why So Many Women Knew The Rumors About Harvey Weinstein BuzzFeed (DK). Nice to see HillaryLand all over this. Oh, wait…
What happened: Hillary’s view Lawrence Lessig, Medium. Wowsers. On the bright side, this is in Medium, and not an Op-Ed in the World’s Greatest Newspaper.
New York Has Voting Laws That Are Just as Bad as Many Red States Mother Jones (Re Silc). In New York, to vote in next summer’s primary, you must register by October 13.
Black Injustice Tipping Point
Police issue warrant for black man beaten at Virginia rally Los Angeles Times
Imperial Collapse Watch
A new study shows how little tax the super-rich pay The Economist (original).
There Is No Nobel Prize in Economics Yasha Levine, Alternet. From 2012, relevant today.
Antidote du jour (via):
Working to make my cat game strong, here…
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.