Pollution and our oceans Lancet Planetary Health
Central banks are finally taking up the climate change challenge Gillian Tett, Financial Times (DL).
Bitcoin Tumbles After Officials Allege $850 Million Fraud Fortune (DL). Prosecution futures.
Microsoft is now a $1 trillion company The Verge
Quotation of the Day: Facebook Says U.S. Regulators Will Hit It Hard NYT. From Stoller: “This would be a joke of a fine — a two-weeks-of-revenue, parking-ticket-level penalty for destroying democracy” (of the FTC’s proposed $5 billion fine over privacy issues).
Sir Graham Brady urges PM to support bid to strip Irish backstop from Brexit deal The Sun. Brady is chair of the 1922 Committee.
France must work more, Emmanuel Macron tells ‘yellow vests’ The Telegraph (KW).
North Korea summit: Putin says Kim ‘needs guarantees’ BBC (Re Silc: “when we were in russia last fall we went to a lecture at moscow state university by a political/econ professor who was headed to North Korea the next day. He said its about a warm water port and railway all the way to South Korea”).
The Collapse of Deterrence with Iran by Christopher J. Bolan Sic Semper Tyrannis
More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN Agence France Presse
Like Venezuela’s Presidency, D.C. Embassy Is in Limbo Foreign Policy. Because:
The #colectivosPorLaPaz action at Venezuela’s embassy in DC has so far prevented Juan Guaido’s gang from illegally invading & squatting with secret service help. This is thanks to the droves of US citizens who have defended international law with their physical presence. pic.twitter.com/bONjfzyWw5
— Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) April 26, 2019
Indigenous people battle squatters and timber poachers in Peru’s Amazon National Geographic
Where the Silk Roads meet the mighty Mekong Pepe Escobar, Asia Times (KW).
The Press Will Learn Nothing From the Russiagate Fiasco Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
How the Obama White House engaged Ukraine to give Russia collusion narrative an early boost John Solomon, The Hill (UserFriendly).
New Cold War
America and Russia Must Agree to Avoid a New Arms Race The National Interest
Fear Of Bernie Sanders The American Conservative (Re Silc).
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Building a Good Jobs Economy Dani Rodrik, Charles Sabel. “What we seek to explore here is a set of interventions by the public sector – or its delegated agencies – directly in the productive sphere, and in direct collaboration with the most productive segments of the private sector.”
The Forgotten Middle: Many Middle-Income Seniors Will Have Insufficient Resources For Housing And Health Care Health Affairs. Everything’s going according to plan!
IZA DP No. 12282: Bullshitters. Who Are They and What Do We Know about Their Lives? (PDF) IZA (DK). n= 40,550.
Antidote du Jour (via):
I know it’s not winter in either hemisphere but I couldn’t resist. And from where it’s definitely not wintry, a bonus antidote:
Coffee, egg, newspaper… pic.twitter.com/YFsT6hJdvp
— Mark Duckett (@MarkRDuckett) April 24, 2019
Not exactly a pet, not exactly domesticated, but not wild, either.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here