The Finger-Pointing at the Finance Firm TIAA Gretchen Morgenson, NYT
Tesla workers claim anti-LGBT threats, taunts, and racial abuse in lawsuits Guardian. Presumably labor will be more tractable in China?
The Sovereignty that Really Matters Project Syndicate
Ohne Qualen geht es nicht Frankfurter Algemeine (Google translation: “May’s facial expressions and their appearance were volumes. Thus Juncker later described it to his colleagues. Everyone can see this: The Prime Minister is drawn from the struggle with her own party. Under her eyes she wears deep rings. She looks like someone who does not sleep for the night. Laughing you can see them only rarely, clearly, for the photographers it must be. But it looks tormented. Previously, May could literally pour out laughter, her whole body then vibrated. Now she brings out the utmost force to avoid losing her temper.”) (various Twitter threads on same.) And: May’s disastrous dinner with Juncker: Episode II The Spectator
Syrian Kurds Cut Secret Gas Deal With Russian Forces OilPrice.com (GF).
Zakaria proposes ‘grand bargain’ on Puerto Rico’s debt CNN. Never let a crisis go to waste….
Recovery workers’ scary encounter with PR police: “I could’ve come home in a body bag” 10 News. The CBS Tampa affiliate, remarkably enough.
Do the Venezuelan Opposition’s Cries of Fraud Stand Up to Scrutiny? VenezuelAnalysis
Korea’s Alt-Right, and How to Fight the Ones at Home Ask a Korean
Abe’s election win clears the way for more Abenomics Nikkei Asian Review
Tillerson on India: Partners in a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” Council on Foreign Relations
Conflict Mounts Inside Voting Fraud Commission in the Wake of Child Porn Arrest Pro Publica (DK). That’s quite a headline, but the story is about accountability issues generally.
2016 Post Mortem
Jimmy Carter: Russians didn’t steal election from Hillary Clinton The Hill. ZOMG. Putin got to him. (MoDo buried the lead, too.)
Democrats in Disarray
DNC enters 2018 in cash panic Politico. Gruesome.
The President’s Executive Order: Less Than Meets The Eye? Health Affairs
Imperial Collapse Watch
America’s Forever Wars Editorial Board, NYT
The large parts of America left behind by today’s economy Axios (Re Silc). Re Silc: “No kidding!”
Why economics has a democratic deficit OpenDemocracy
AI versus AI: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero Vanquishes Its Predecessor Scientific American. So long as we can pull the plug…
How Protest Works NYT. “Over the past year, people have taken to the streets and sought to establish or revitalize organizations to resist the Trump presidency and advance broader social change. To capitalize on the energy and urgency of the moment, leaders and activists should look to build a movement that generates new sources of cultural, disruptive and organizational power.” “People.” What pablum.
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.