Join Dr. Michael Hudson, New Testament Scholar Dr. Aliou Niang, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Biblical Scholar and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign for panel discussion on Michael Hudson’s book, And Forgive Them Their Debts, at The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street, New York, NY, from 6-9pm on April 15, 2019. From the announcement:
Debt plays a central role in upholding the economic and social order of the day. In the US, mounting debt and the crippling financialization of our lives is taken as fact. Our political leaders see no real problem and offer no serious solution. This was not always the case. Throughout antiquity, widespread debt-cancellation was understood as a moral and practical necessity. In a significant new book, And Forgive Them Their Debts, economist Michael Hudson traces the biblical demand against debt and the long history of economic jubilees. Counter to dominant history and theology, Hudson reveals how the Bible itself is concerned most with the moral failure of economic systems, rather than personal sin.
Rapidly declining remarkability of temperature anomalies may obscure public perception of climate change PNAS. “The reference point for normal conditions appears to be based on weather experienced between 2 and 8 y ago.” Perhaps that’s why “global warming” was such an ineffective frame.
Corporate America is failing to invest Gillian Tett, FT
Uber IPO prospectus shows ride-hailing revenues stalled FT. Well, maybe, for the investors, destroying public transportation is enough.
Stay Away From Teslas Eschaton
The view of a disinterested observer:
Narrator in October: They wasted the time.https://t.co/dLpCdOxfDC
— Larry the Cat (@Number10cat) April 11, 2019
Netanyahu reigns supreme, and the left is crushed Middle East Eye
First privately funded moon lander crash-lands National Geographic. Israel’s Beresheet lander.
US Threatens Venezuela at UNSC as IMF Freezes Funds Venezuelanalysis
India polls 2019: Are Narendra Modi’s rivals any match for him? Asian Correspondent
EU and China sign a Mandate of Trade Heaven Pepe Escobar, Asia Times
Cambodia electricity shortage cripples small businesses Deutsche Welle
New Cold War
The Demise of the INF: Implications for Russia-China Relations (PDF) RAND Corporation
Mutual lack of critical introspection Irrussianality
How To Create A Crisis Current Affairs
I’ll have a round-up on this topic in the very near future, so I’ve added the bare minimum of links here. –lambert
Traditional journalists may abandon WikiLeaks’ Assange at their own peril Margaret Sullivan, WaPo
So What If Bernie Sanders Is a Millionaire? New York Magazine
Republicans already ran a campaign blasting Democrats as socialists. It didn’t work. Politico. So let’s give the liberal Democrats a shot!
The space race is dominated by new contenders Economist. From 2018, but interesting charts.
Video: Defying Gravity LRB. Adam Tooze on the exercise of American power. Starts off with lateral thinking on Geithner, a “truly Napoleonic figure,” but broadens out (!). Grab a cup of coffee:
For Davos Man, “the new clarity in Washington is profoundly corrosive and upsetting.”
Antidote du jour (via):
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— adam nasym (@naibuthuthu) April 9, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here