Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest The Reformed Broker
Markets Are Starting to Play a Haunting 2007 Tune John Authers, Bloomberg
Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns Bill McKibben, The New Yorker. “I suspect that the key to disrupting the flow of carbon into the atmosphere may lie in disrupting the flow of money to coal and oil and gas. Following the money isn’t a new idea.” Oh.
Jeremy Corbyn: I’ll stay neutral and let the people decide on Brexit BBC. Leadership!
Britain hopes for trade deal with Australia within months of Brexit Reuters
See how @TheSun reports the same story about Boris Johnson's Luxembourg visit differently. Compare the relatively straight version in the Irish edition with the heavily angled version in the English edition. @cityjournalism @CardiffJomec @MediaLSE @NCTJ_news pic.twitter.com/Xxgke6lxH6
— Roy Greenslade (@GreensladeR) September 17, 2019
O, The Roast Beef of Old England! Brexit and Gastronationalism The Political Quarterly
If you see a shop in a high-rent area that survives while not visibly selling anything…
"development aid coming back" https://t.co/I4SvGSTEgQ
— nothings monstered (@nothingsmonstrd) September 17, 2019
Saudi oil production to recover within the month, minister says Nikkei Asian Review
Saudi oil attacks: All the latest updates Al Jazeera
Why the Saudis couldn’t shoot down the drones. Thread:
You know who I feel sorry for in Saudi Arabia right now? The Air Defense Forces officer in charge of the short range air defenses at the Abqaiq oil facility. He'll be lucky to get out of this with his life.
— Michael Duitsman (@DuitsyWasHere) September 18, 2019
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‘It Was Illegal and Still Is Illegal’ FAIR. Afghanistan.
How Hong Kong got to this point Brookings Institute. “To live successfully with that sovereign and to restore a high degree of autonomy under current circumstances requires Hong Kong to pick its fights carefully.”
Hong Kong’s Protests Could Be Another Social Media Revolution That Ends in Failure Thomas Friedman, NYT. The Moustache Of Understanding continues to embarass.
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China scores big win with Solomons switch from Taiwan Nikkei Asian Review
For Centuries, Massive Meals Amazed Visitors to Korea Atlas Obscura
New Cold War
“Twilight of the West?” The New Totalitarianism, Reflection and Free Thought Valdai Discussion Club
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
US sues for Edward Snowden’s income from new book Deutsche Welle
Almost entire population of Ecuador has online data leaked Agence France Presse
Juicy John Bolton Firing Conspiracy Theory! Awful Avalanche. Fun stuff!
Inside Conservative Groups’ Effort to ‘Make Dishwashers Great Again’ NYT (GF). I don’t know what’s gotten into the Times. The article is a comprehensive and link-heavy round-up of the Trump administration’s efforts to gut carbon-cutting and biosphere-friendly regulation, and so the editor comes up with a headline that works as clickbait if you have a thing for dishwashers, and is otherwise eminently skippable.
USDA gives final approval for faster hog processing line speeds New Food Economy
Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare? FT. I can’t imagine….
Whole Foods Will Cut Health-Care Benefits for Nearly 2,000 Employees New York Magazine (J-LS). It doesn’t matter whether you love your insurance or not, if management can take it away.
Boeing 737 MAX
Why the Striking Autoworkers Need to Win Big Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect
Column: Jeff Bezos becomes the first CEO to break his pledge to dump the ‘shareholder value’ model Michael 2020, Los Angeles Times (TP). That was fast.
The Fall of the Meritocracy The New Republic. Not if they can help it.
How Powerful Ideas Can Shape Society: Aaron Director and the Triumph of Nihilism Matt Stoller, Pro-Market
A World at Risk: Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies (PDF) Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, World Health Organization (BoyDownTheLane). The world is not prepared for a fast-moving, virulent respiratory pathogen pandemic. The 1918 global influenza pandemic sickened one third of the world population and killed as many as 50 million people – 2.8% of the total population (16,17). If a similar contagion occurred today with a population four times larger and travel times anywhere in the world less than 36 hours, 50-80 million people could perish (18,19). In addition to tragic levels of mortality, such a pandemic could cause panic, destabilize national security and seriously impact the global economy and trade.” But not if you live on Mars!
Antidote du jour (via):
— 100% Goats (@EverythingGoats) September 5, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.