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Cosmic Rays Penetrate Airplanes Over The South Pacific Space Weather (GF).
Carillion collapse shows ‘flaws’ in government outsourcing Sky News. See NC on Carillion here, here, and here.
TARGET2 Balances Mask Reduced Financial Fragmentation in the Euro Area Money and Banking
Lula soap opera making mockery of Brazil’s legal system, says expert Agence France Presse. Sounds like the Brazilians have norms….
Thai soccer team set out on team-building exercise that turned into nightmare News.com. Good background.
The politics of Brexit have caught up with hard reality FT. “Brexiters are like the dog that caught the car.” Looks like the FT has been reading NC.
Brexit: goodbye to the oaf EU Referendum
BREXIT – Still Not Gonna Happen Moon of Alabama
A Journey Down Austria’s Path to the Right Der Spiegel
China shouldn’t bet on Trump’s voters deserting him when the trade war takes it toll South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Helsinki Summit: Trading Against the Trends Valdai Discussion Club
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This is the handy visual guide that New York magazine published to help readers understand the thesis of its cover story alleging a Trump-Putin plot that began in 1987 pic.twitter.com/PnE8Mq6gzO
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) July 9, 2018
Potential nominee profile: Brett Kavanaugh SCOTUSblog
Where Brett Kavanaugh sits on the ideological spectrum Axios. Ideology’s not a spectrum but a terrain.
A Liberal’s Case for Brett Kavanaugh Akhil Reed Amar, NYT. That was fast.
Tipping the Scales NYRB
Six Lies on Trade Dean Baker, Truthout
Game theory predicts trade wars, economists warn Handelsblatt
The Trump administration finds another way to throw sand in Obamacare’s gears, at patients’ expense Michael Hiltzick, Los Angeles Times. Sadly, Rube Goldberg devices tend to have a lot of gears….
Residents of California city once known as ‘America’s foreclosure capital’ are set to get monthly $500 stipend, with NO strings attached, in bid to boost local economy Daily Mail. I’ll take the check, but squillionaires with bright ideas? No. Go away.
As churches close in Minnesota, a way of life comes to an end Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Faust Joins Goldman Sachs Board of Directors Days After Exiting Presidency The Harvard Crimson. A master class in Flexianism….
How the capitalist class is strangling the American economy Ryan Cooper, The Week
Capitalism Is Ruining Science Jacobin
On Toxic Femininity Quillette
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