Private Equity Tries to Protect Another Profit Center Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, CEPR
Brexit: UK will reject any delay offer, PM to tell Juncker BBC. I may have lost the plot here, but:
David Cameron calling a referendum pic.twitter.com/Rp8UFi4x5p
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) September 15, 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Iranian drones launched from Iraq carried out attacks on Saudi oil plants Middle East Eye. Source: “a senior Iraqi intelligence official.”
A coordinated drone attack has knocked out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil supply Technology Review. A round-up.
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Afghan peace talks: Trump tweets, Taliban fights Le Monde Diplomatique
Kabul Relieves Traffic Congestion By Creating Car Bomb Lane Duffelblog (KW).
Trump Called Out ‘Where’s My Favorite Dictator?’ When Looking for Egyptian President at G7 Rolling Stone. Trump says the quiet part out loud again.
Last Time a Jewish State Annexed Its Neighbors, It Disappeared for 2,000 Years Foreign Policy (Re Silc).
List of drone recent drone stories. Thread:
So, just to recap, in the last couple of days:
— Arthur Holland Michel (@WriteArthur) September 14, 2019
View of the Hong Kong protests from the Mainland. Thread:
My good friend, an old man, just returned from a visit to his hometown in Guangdong, where he knows everyone. He's got the gift of the gab & manages to get most people to open up to him. There are few better at gauging the vox populi.
— Kong Tsung-gan / 江松澗 (@KongTsungGan) September 16, 2019
Not clear why the average Chinese worker would back liberal democracy in Hong Kong in any case; maybe less corruption? Is that case being made?
Chinese village produces 60% of world’s oil painting replicas Nikkei Asian Review
Thai Belt and Road project bumps into finance and liability issues Nikkei Asian Review
The Gospel of Oil Boston Review (TH).
Are Trumpians or Boltonians in charge? Lowy Institute
The Spy Who Failed Scott Ritter, Consortium News
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
‘If I Happen to Fall out of a Window, You Can Be Sure I Was Pushed’ (interview) Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel
Understanding Snowden’s options. Thread:
With @Snowden book coming out, I'm hearing multiple respected people in the industry say "the domestic programs were wrong, I just don't agree with how he released the data." I get where these people are coming from, but let's examine why this is a hollow argument. 1/
— Jake Williams @IANS Chicago (@MalwareJake) September 15, 2019
The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner Craig Murray. Assange.
Boeing 737 MAX
Boeing Board to Call for Safety Changes After 737 Max Crashes NYT. “The committee recommends flipping the reporting lines, so that top engineers report primarily to Boeing’s chief engineer, and secondarily to business unit leaders.” Good to see that the Board is not completely supine. Nonetheless, see the final paragraphs on PowerPoint.
A « pure » MMT? MMT France
In Coal Country, the Mines Shut Down, the Women Went to Work and the World Quietly Changed NYT. A heartwarming story, where after the mines closed and deaths of despair soared, women joined the workforce to work doing treatment for opioids and workplace injuries. So everything’s going according to plan. Interestingly, the Letcher County of the story is the site of the Trillbillies podcast.
Is the US Economy Having an Engels’ Pause? The Conversable Economist. Yes, that Engels.
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.