It’s almost like Scottish big banks are losing their reputation for probity (Richard Smith):
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) February 3, 2018
(Here is a text version of the story.)
China to stamp out cryptocurrency trading completely with ban on foreign platforms South China Morning Post
Why you cannot quit Amazon Prime — even if maybe you should WaPo (Kokuanani). WaPo?
The Nuclear Safeguards Bill may not protect the UK’s nuclear industry after Brexit Institute for Government
Coming soon to BBC Four: "Corbyn" – a no-nonsense veteran detective who breaks the rules is paired with a rookie centrist partner who plays it strictly by the book pic.twitter.com/kwAKFZdPOP
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) February 3, 2018
The Legatum Institute: the charity and its offshored sponsor Sigrún Davíðsdóttir’s Icelog (Richard Smith).
Trump’s China policies are working a treat Macrobusiness
Trump’s Nuke Plan Raising Alarms Among Military Brass The American Conservative (Re Silc).
A nuclear first strike of North Korea is ‘tempting’, says legendary U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger as Kim Jong-un warns Trump is pushing towards war Daily Mail (KW). Yves: “Shows the error in not having locked him up as a war criminal.”
Too big to fail: worries surround South Korea’s chip industry Christian Science Monitor (CM).
Petroleum and Sea Power American Oil and Gas Historical Society
Sea cables in a thawing Arctic Lowy Interpreter
New Cold War
Democrats warn of constitutional crisis over memo FT. Leon Panetta, former CIA director: “I believe it creates a constitutional crisis when the president distrusts the justice department and the FBI.” Madison would disagree: “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Trust doesn’t enter into the proper functioning of an executive branch that’s working as designed. Panetta is wrong on the merits.
The FBI Is Not Your Friend Jacobin
Our Famously Free Press
The Saga Of The Awning Deadspin. The city that loves you back.
Downward Spiral The Baffler (Henry Moon Pie).
What Amazon Does to Poor Cities The Atlantic
Germs in airplane cabins are bad, but it’s even worse at the airport terminal LA Times. Touch-screens at the kiosks. Who knew?
Terminal rivalry: can intra-airport competition work at Heathrow and elsewhere? The Independent (KW). It certainly works for the New York Port Authority. Oh, wait….
The Other Whisper Network Katie Roiphe, Harpers. The long-awaited article…
NASA’s Long Dead ‘IMAGE’ Satellite is Alive! Riddles in the Sky
Antidote du jour (via):
— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.