Is Big Oil’s Plastic Bet Going Sour? OilPrice
What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane Atlantic (PlutoniumKun)
From Dan K:
— John Harris (@johnharris1969) June 18, 2019
Sir Ivan Rogers June Speech, courtesy EU Referendum. I should say something about this, but the short version is Sir Ivan, who has pointedly avoided assigning crash out odds, now deems a no-deal to be “a probability.”
The Guatemalan Election as an Act of Organized Crime New York Times. Resilc: “This should stem the flow Norte.”
Trump Drives Down Price Of F-35 Fighter 25% From Obama Level Forbes. UserFriendly: “ROFL, still a boondoogle.”
Shanahan drama shocks Capitol Hill, leaving Pentagon rudderless The Hill. They say it like it’s a bad thing!
Single-Payer Health Care Will Increase Fraud, Corruption RealClearPolitics. UserFriendly: “Compared to the status quo? Impossible.”
Democrats in Disarray
McConnell Redefines “Socialism” to Include the Entire Democratic Party Vanity Fair (resilc)
Since I missed this convo the other day and this article mentions it;p ‘Woke’ dates back to the early aughts and is essentially the liberal version of ‘red pill’ it originally was along the lines of seeing systems of oppression for the first time, like you just woke up. Not exclusively ID pol oppression but definitely including it.
This article is smooth. I bet most of the people under 40 that read it won’t even realize the “let’s paint them all as dirty hippies” objective.
Donald Trump Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign in Orlando Rolling Stone (UserFriendly)
Biden Tells Elite Donors He Doesn’t Want to `Demonize’ the Rich Bloomberg. UserFriendly: “Biden 2020; No Hope, No Change.”
The Trailer: Revolution versus revolution Washington Post. UserFriendly: “Important.”
Biden takes shot at Bernie Sanders: Go start a ‘real, physical revolution if you are talking about it’ Washington Examiner (UserFriendly)
Our Famously Free Press
The Decline of American Journalism Is an Antitrust Problem ProMarket (Louis P)
Bret Stephens, Warmonger American Conservative. Resilc: “NY Times as stupid as always, they didn’t learn from Judith Miller.”
Why the Paper of Record Hates Cartoons Nation (furzy)
Ralph Nader On His Crusading Career Current Affairs (UserFriendly)
Economic Lessons from Everest Project Syndicate
Day of Reckoning for KPMG-Failures in Ethics FCPA Compliance Report (Chuck L). Wowsers. The article is full of stuff like this:
In addition to taking these mandatory CPE hours, the professionals are required to pass a proficiency examination, administered by KPMG. KPMG also provides internal training to help its professional prepare for this examination. Professionals get three chances to pass. If they fail three times, they are reported internally, cannot sign off on audit assignment and may receive a dock in pay.
However it turns out that KMPG employees, from senior partners including lead audit engagement partners who were responsible for compliance with PCAOB standards in auditing their clients’ financial statements, down to junior level employees were sharing the examination answers freely between themselves. They shared this information via email and even sent screen shots of pages with correct answers.
The KPMG cheating scandal was much more widespread than originally thought Francine McKenna, MarketWatch
Big Tech is America’s new ‘railroad problem’ Financial Times (David L)
Boeing Says It’s Open to Name Change for Grounded 737 Max Bloomberg. Lambert: “[puts head in hands]”.
Facebook wants to create a worldwide digital currency Economist (David L)
Even Teach For America Can’t Escape the Grip of the For-Profit Charter School Industry—and Walmart Esquire (resilc). Since Teach For America = scabs, why is anyone surprised?
The unforeseen trouble AI is now causing Next Web (David L)
Bay Area homeless students ask community, officials to stop stigmatizing them Mercury News (Dan K). A few days old, still germane.
America has never gone this long without hiking the federal minimum wage Washington Post (resilc)
Antidote du jour (DL):
And a bonus from Aleric:
10 little ducklings. Photo taken today by me at a office park drainage pond in Roseville, Minnesota.
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.