Smoke Brings Seattle its Worst Air Pollution in Decades Weather Underground
The strange case of the shrinking stock markets Handelsblatt
New accounting rule aims to solve problem highlighted by GE’s multi-billion-dollar insurance loss Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
Autumn surprises: possible scenarios for the next phase of Brexit Institute for Government With handy flow chart (PDF).
Brexit: no change EU Referendum
Brexit could mean chaos for Irish trade, too The Economist
Economic war on Iran is war on Eurasia integration Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Europe must ‘pay price’ to save nuclear deal: Iran FM Agence France Presse
More than tariffs: China sees trade war as a new US containment tactic South China Morning Post
Moon deepens civilian control in South Korea The Interpreter
New Cold War
How Important Is the Protest Against Trump from the National-Security Establishment? The New Yorker. Bigfoot Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, has stepped in. So, very.
What if the dreaded ‘pee tape’ is real? The Spectator. Big if true.
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Trump Tax Cut Unlocks Millions for a Republican Election Blitz NYT. That’s nice.
American Breakdown David Bromwich, LRB
Democrats in Disarray
As the progressive push for big spending grows, so does the Democratic divide on the deficit NBC. With shout-out to Stephanie Kelton.
Zephyr Teachout Is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats Editorial Board, NYT
Imperial Collapse Watch
Millennials are so over US domination of world affairs CNBC (UserFriendly).
The Crash: Ten Year Anniversary
Ten Years After the Crash The New Yorker
The Zero-Sum Economy Adair Turner, Project Syndicate
There is a leftwing way to challenge big tech for our data. Here it is Evgeny Morozov, Guardian
Antidote du jour (via):
Bonus antidote (DK):
This dog’s a creative genius ? pic.twitter.com/PsGAWlF0v7
— The Dodo (@dodo) August 18, 2018
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.