Russian Shippers Place Massive Order For 60 Ice-Class Ships In Arctic Expansion Russia Insider (KW).
Intangible assets are changing investment The Economist
From Richard Smith:
The $1Bn 2015 Moldovan bank fraud: a new report from Kroll, with a bit more on the roles of UK (especially Scottish) Limited Partnerships, the exquisite timing of the complex scam workings, and *$2.6Bn* laundered in total… https://t.co/VGoSebngwk @alisonthewliss pic.twitter.com/sZPu4gPevq
— Richard Smith (@ncsmiff) December 23, 2017
Get ready for a 2018 cryptocurrency crime wave Yahoo Finance (E. Mayer).
Charter promises Internet service to family—then says it’ll cost $16,000 Ars Technica (Re Silc). To the rescue: Municipal broadband!
Parched for a price: Karachi’s water crisis Al Jazeera
Making room for Muslims Handelsblatt
Sanctions against North Korea take their toll on smugglers operating along Chinese border South China Morning Post
It’s a THAAD, THAAD, THAAD World The Baffler
China, Flush With Cash, Sets Sights on Shipping Morning Star
New Cold War
* * *The most respectable conspiracy theory in Washington The Week
Judge blocks Trump refugee order Politico
Bob Corker, Corrupt? What a Surprise Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
These 69 Democrats Just Voted for the GOP’s Disaster Bill. Here’s Why That’s Not Nice. Jonathan Cohn, Medium
Long after Trump is gone, we’ll still be fighting him Corey Robin, Guardian
How Baltimore’s Inspector General’s office got de-fanged Baltimore Brew. This is very bad.
Democrats in Disarray
REPORT OF THE UNITY REFORM COMMISSION (PDF) DNC Unity Reform Commission
The Democrats’ Wave Could Turn Into A Flood FiveThirtyEight. Maybe. At this point, I’m highly counter-suggestible, and I’d want to see more than the generic ballot.
At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment NYT. “[T]he allegations involve men in their 20s, 30s and 40s who came of age long after workplace harassment was not only taboo but outlawed.”
Statement on Visit to the USA, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights* United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner
Virginia is Exceptionally Unequal The Half Sheet
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