Governance changes came about after some lively debates Pensions & Investment. CalPERS. “Lively debate” sounds a lot like the diplomat’s “full and frank exchange of views.”
Dorian Hammering Grand Bahama Island: Prolonged Storm Surge Threat Ahead for Southeast U.S. Weather Underground. Moving at one mile per hour.
Brexit seems like an overly dynamic situation just now; here are some live blogs, all with different angles:
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Britain Can’t Afford the Queen’s Weakness Anymore Foreign Policy
New research shows vast majority of Hong Kong protesters support more radical tactics The Conversation. “You taught us non-violence doesn’t work.”
A provocative thesis. Thread:
People still have trouble accepting that the Extradition Bill really was Carrie Lam's idea and, generally, low priority for Beijing. Short [thread] running down the history up till mid-July with what SCMP reported, what I've heard 2nd/3rd hand, what I believe is most likely true.
— dr. trey (@Comparativist) September 2, 2019
“The truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand.”
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A light amid the gloom of the US-China trade war Lowy Interpreter
The US’s Trade War Fallacy Asia Sentinel
Myths of Kashmir Project Syndicate
Medicare-for-All Won’t Fix the Broken Hospital System The American Conservative. The Deck: “Instead of further driving prices through the roof, let’s unleash entrepreneurs to take on the health care cartel.” Wonder how long it will take for Democrats to mainstream this (as Delaney, sadly, failed to do).
New Cold War
Russia’s Turn to the East and the New Geopolitical World Valdai Discussion Club
Why I Talked to RT Moscow Times
Why Has Trump’s Exceptional Corruption Gone Unchecked? NYT (Re Silc).
Why black voters are backing two old white guys Politico. Guess the press has finally thrown in the towel on the Clintonite “Bernie only appeals to wypipo” talking point. About time.
Tearing Down the Myth of the Rural White Voter The Atlantic
A Successful Artificial Memory Has Been Created Scientific American
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Opinion: What does Labor Day mean in a gig economy? Los Angeles Times
Open Letters: An Open Letter to People Who Say “Summer’s Not Over Yet!” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Antidote du Jour (SS), “When I had water in my pond”:
Rhinos need their space. pic.twitter.com/8255gWQEiF
— When Animals Attack (@extreme_vids) September 2, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.