What We Owe a Rabbit NYRB. Kant v. Mill.
ASIC accuses banks of dragging feet on fees-for-no-service response ABC Australia. “The scandal included customers being charged ongoing fees by financial advisers — despite not even receiving a yearly review — as well as charges to accounts after customers had died.” Five Eyes elite omnishambles continues apace.
Blackout Shuts Down Venezuela’s Oil Exports OilPrice.com
Slow recovery as Venezuela power outage approaches 4th day Netblocks. I wish the Netblocks site weren’t so light on funding disclosure….
Venezuelan parliament declares state of emergency over power outage TASS. I don’t recall this level of hysteria when Puerto Rico was without power for months. Odd….
US Media Erase Years of Chavismo’s Gains Venezuelanalysis
Our Boss Will Call Your Boss CEPR. Mercs in Haiti.
Let’s change Europe from the ground up Yanis Varoufakis, Le Monde Diplomatique
Italian PM Giuseppe Conte ignores US warnings and pushes for closer cooperation with China’s belt and road plan South China Morning Post. First Piraeus. Then Trieste. Next…. Gibralter?
What’s Causing China’s Economic Slowdown Foreign Affairs
New Cold War
Are the U.S. and Russia Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear Disaster? US-Russia.org. Big if true.
The Long History of US-Russian ‘Meddling’ Stephen Cohen, The Nation
The Mueller Report May Be Done, But We’ll Always Have the Threads New York Magazine. The threads, and the highly successful business model.
The Pros and Cons of Impeaching Trump The New Yorker (Furzy Mouse).
Dear Bureaucrat, my job wants me to lie Federal Times
Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal Miami Herald. Hoo boy.
Imperial Collapse Watch
The US Army Is Trying to Bury the Lessons of the Iraq War Defense One. Since the obvious lessons are that you should never trust the military, the intelligence community, the press, The Blob, and the great bulk of the political class across both parties, you can see why they’d want to do that.
The Dogs of War Sniff Out Mission in Central Africa The American Conservative
The Obama Boys Current Affairs. A must-read; shows the difference between taking office and taking power.
On the death of my family’s dairy farm Abe Voelker (Reify99). Excellent long-form report. (I had no idea that “manure pipeline” was a thing. Big Ag!)
War Happens in Dark Places, Too Contingent Magazine
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