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Before 737 MAX, Boeing’s Flight-Control System Included Key Safeguards WSJ. The lead: “Boeing Co. engineers working on a flight-control system for the 737 MAX omitted key safeguards that had been included in an earlier version of the same system used on a military tanker jet, people familiar with the matter said.” Hoo boy.
The Puzzling Lure of Financial Globalization Arvind Subramanian, Dani Rodrik, Prohect Syndicate
Citing climate risk, investors bet against mortgage market Reuters. Including in Florida?
— John Morales (@JohnMoralesNBC6) September 29, 2019
Insurers deploy AI against California’s wildfire crisis Axios (dk). dk writes:
Another wild abuse of the term AI, this is image analysis, and training networks to do it takes years and subsequent cycles of verification and further training, which it appears is being incorporated into the marketing of coverage products. To the extent that insurance as a for-profit business is a gamble, here the risk for new assessment methods and thechnologies is being pushed to the customers.
Directly targeting the vulnerable with higher rates, how can this be called insurance (a risk pool), it’s extortion facilitated and protected by regulation. The insur]ance industry and been such a scourge for decades, only now that the economy tightens beyond tollerance is the fiction being examined.
When you’ve lost Rupert Murdoch:
— Robert Peston (@Peston) September 28, 2019
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Yemen’s Houthi rebels release Saudi attack video Al Jazeera and Yemen: Houthi rebels claim capture of ‘thousands’ of Saudi troops Deutsche Welle
The Military Officials Who Knew Saudi Arabia Would Fail The American Conservative
What is really behind the crisis in Haiti? Al Jazeera
Why an “Uber for tailors” is gaining ground in Lagos The Economist
The lawyers, doctors and artists behind the Hong Kong protests FT. Yes, but did the FT ask to see their National Endowment for the Humanities membership cards?
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Use the Force on China? There’s Just One Problem John Authers, Bloomberg
Gaming China’s Total Surveillance State William Blunden, The American Conservative
New Cold War
Acting DNI Shows Why Generals and Admirals Should Not Become Top Civilians Defense One (Re Silc).
Dem leaders plot impeachment messaging war with Trump Politico. Everything’s gonna be fine.
One Easy-to-Draw Line on Impeachment: Inauguration Day Cass Sunstein, Bloomberg. With a single exception — wait for it — RussiaRussiaRussia.
California to play an outsize role in impeachment inquiry of Trump Los Angeles Times. Good thing they moved the primary up.
The Left Needs to Seize Impeachment From Centrist Elites The Nation. “Trump is a great gift and opportunity for the left precisely because he illustrates the decadence and corruption of the imperial presidency much more clearly than earlier and more sober presidents.” Yes, Trump says the quiet part out loud.
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The U.S. tried to fix Ukraine’s government. We exported our corruption, instead. Paul Musgrave, WaPo
Trump Call Fallout Risks Stalling Momentum Toward Ukraine Peace Bloomberg. Like that’s a bad thing.
More than 300 former officials call Trump’s actions concerning Ukraine ‘profound national security concern’ WaPo. From the people who brought you Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria… Maidan…
The Strange Career of ‘National Security’ The Atlantic
First as Tragedy, Then as Fascism The Baffler
A closer look at infant mortality in two of the most impoverished U.S. regions WaPo. Everything’s going according to plan.
The Rules of the Diversity and Inclusion Racket The Riveter. There are 50.
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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.