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Global economy is at risk from a monetary policy black hole Larry Summers, FT
Wall Street paid big fees from public funds — and takes more in secret profits Philadelphia Inquirer. From September, still germane.
Dodds warns mooted Brexit compromise ‘cannot work’ RTE. Dodds is Deputy leader of the DUP.
Brexit: a future so opaque EU Referendum
John Hume on the end of the Unionist veto in Ulster LRB. From 1989, still germane.
Betraying the Kurds Yasha Levine
‘This is the darkest period of our life’ People’s Archive of Rural India
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‘Phase 1’ of US-China deal was easy, now comes the hard part Nikkei Asian Review
New Cold War
Everything on Display Russian in Global Affairs. “The White House’s decision to release the transcript of the telephone conversation the U.S. and Ukrainian presidents held in September 2019, albeit with the former’s consent, creates a precedent with far-reaching consequences.”
Is Impeachment Now Inevitable? Patrick Buchanan, The American Conservative
Adam Schiff has 2 aides who worked with whistleblower at White House Washington Examiner
The Impeachment Loophole No One’s Talking About Washingtonian
What, Exactly, Is Tulsi Gabbard Up To? NYT. An especially crude hit piece.
Calling All Class Traitors Medium
Groves of Academe
Rotten STEM: How Technology Corrupts Education American Affairs
Confession: I fixed my kids’ admission into top colleges Greg Palast, Tikkun
Our Famously Free Press
Digital First Media Outsources Design Abroad for Higher Profits The Intercept. There’s nothing “creative” about this destruction.
L’Affaire Joffrey Epstein
Bill Gates Met With Jeffrey Epstein Many Times, Despite His Past NYT. “Two members of Mr. Gates’s inner circle — Boris Nikolic and Melanie Walker — were close to Mr. Epstein and at times functioned as intermediaries between the two men.” Nothing to see here!
Treated Like Meat: Women in Meatpacking Say #MeToo In These Times
Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans collapse: What we know, don’t know day after tragedy Times-Picayune. Here in the First World, buildings under construction aren’t supposed to just collapse.
Out of Time Lapham’s Quarterly
Antidote du jour (via):
From the United States Department of the Interior: “Holly takes the salmon cake and is the fabulous champion of #FatBearWeek!”
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) October 12, 2019
Who do you identify with?
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.