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You’ve been grating cheese all wrong! Woman is shocked to discover the correct way to use the kitchen gadget – but do YOU know how to do it? Daily Mail. You’re probably hanging your toilet paper the wrong way, too.
The Big Blockchain Lie Nouriel Roubini, Project Syndicate. Roubini really hammering this.
Brexit: we are where we are EU Referendum
The short-term economic impact of a no deal Brexit matters too Institute for Government
Macron cabinet reshuffle delayed France24
Brazil’s all-corrupt politics Glenn Greenwald & Victor Pougy, Le Monde Diplomatique
As America’s Élite Abandons a Reckless Saudi Prince, Will Trump Join Them? New Yorker. It occurs to me that when I lamented that “I can’t game out the realpolitik” for the Kashoggi affair, I didn’t include one possible driver. Speculating freely: An alliance between an elite faction of Saudis unhappy with MBS and factions within “our own” intelligence community (and its assets in our media). Since nobody’s talking about this, perhaps it’s what’s really going on.
Settling The Khashoggi Case Is A Difficult Matter Moon of Alabama
Trump suggests ‘rogue killers’ murdered Saudi journalist AP. As opposed to “bad apples,” I guess.
Here’s why people are questioning the story that the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Apple Watch recorded him being killed Business Insider. That’s too bad. The Apple Watch story was so relatable.
The Moustache of Understanding. Note the venue, the applause, and the laughter:
— Arabia Foundation (@ArabiaFdn) December 3, 2017
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As Assad recovers, Syria is returning to stability The Spectator
Catalyst or catastrophe? Lessons from Asia’s high-speed rail failures Nikkei Asian Review
Bezos defends big tech co-operation with US military FT. Ka-ching.
Why the Social Security number needs a digital update Federal Times
Democrats in Disarray
Eric Holder talks Rod Rosenstein, His Work with Uber and Airbnb, and His Record Prosecuting Bankers New York Magazine. Presidential hopeful Holder is still at it:
Let’s say there are, I don’t know, bad executives who’ve done inappropriate things. Well, there are shareholders who can be impacted by a decision the government makes, there are other employees who might number in the thousands who could be impacted by a decision that the government makes. Again — doesn’t mean that you’re not taking action. Deferred prosecution agreement typically involves monitoring the activity of the company, having some degree of assurance that the company won’t repeat, that the company’s conduct will change.
“Bad executives who’ve done inappropriate things.” Periodically I run this YouTube of Holder’s deputy, Lanny Breuer:
Breuer: “I think about a lot of things, including justice. Justice is one of the many things that I have to consider.” It is, perhaps, needless to say that this YouTube is a parody….
How Hillary Clinton could win in 2020 The Week. Shockingly plausible.
No end in sight: EHRs hit hospitals’ bottom lines with uncertain benefits Modern Health Care. Read all the way to the end [puts head in hands].
Uber’s secret weapon is its team of economists Quartz. So, Uber’s core competency really is public relations?
Living in a Crumbling World (PDF) Valdai Club Annual Report
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.