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How to build a more responsible corporate capitalism FT. “[T]o prosper well into the future, managers, and those who oversee them, need to take account of the wider health of the societies in which they operate.” Or be seen to.
Yield Curve Flips to Positive Again. Celebrate? John Authers, Bloomberg
Our Shrinking Economic Toolkits Project Syndicate
My Letter to the Editor of New York Times Magazine Sully Sullenberger
Trump’s Syria Blunder Could Bring Order to Chaos Bloomberg. O felix culpa!
Hezbollah and Israel: Deterrence at the edge of destruction Middle East Eye
Brussels baffled by UK’s ‘complex’ proposals to fix Brexit deadlock FT. I didn’t know “baffled” was in the diplomatic lexicon.
Nobody does class warfare better:
Boris Johnson Britain’s Biggest Crook 😱 After a decade of austerity where’s all the money gone? Into Tory bank accounts in the Bahamas in Panafcknma.. they keep you poor so they stay rich the Etonian oity toity
Mafia 😱 pic.twitter.com/5vRwwzq5RB
— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) October 14, 2019
Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite Is an Acid-Black Comedy That Eats at the Mind New York Magazine
Measuring misery Reuters. Hong Kong misery index.
Québécois (and Catalans) know where this leads. Fascinating thread:
The Weight of Words – a #HongKong protest art thread
Language has become another frontline of HKers' resistance. Canto and trad. Ch. are used almost exclusively in our art, & increasingly complex new words are created to describe increasingly complex political realities. 1/19 pic.twitter.com/xX2rX1P3se
— uwu *wears a scary mask* 😷 (@uwu_uwu_mo) October 13, 2019
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Ecuador: A Rebellion for the Renewal of Struggle Toward Freedom
New Cold War
Russia’s Energy Diplomacy Brings Geopolitical Dividends The National Interest
Finding a Vaccine for the Impeachment Derangement Virus The American Conservative
The House doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ in its probe. But it should give Trump due process. John Yoo, WaPo. If there’s anybody who “cancel culture” ought to be nuking, it’s John Yoo. But having rehabilitated George Bush, liberal Democrats are now platforming his torturers. “Look forward instead of looking backward,” I suppose (though I’d speculate we have Obama’s failure to prosecute torturers to thank not only for “Bloody Gina” Haspel as ([x] woman) head of Trump’s CIA, but for today’s open alliance between the intelligence community and liberal Democrats. So never say there’s not a silver lining).
Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort NYT. Real-life Bush administration torture advocate legitimized by liberal Democrat house organ, no problemo. Videos, cue the hysteria.
Back in Action at the Debate, Bernie Sanders Has Much to Prove NYT. Sidney? Is that you?
The Obamanauts Corey Robin, Dissent. Strange that Robin couldn’t get this excellent review published in a high-circulation venue.
The Fermi Paradox in US Health Care Donald M. Berwick, JAMA. It’s not “waste.” It’s rent.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Pandora’s Inbox: The Army and Social Media The Angry Staff Officer
In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended Los Angeles Times. The original headline was better: “Body Parts Harvesting Hinders Coronor Autopsies.”
After ICE Raids in Mississippi, Community Is Still Reeling The Intercept (Re Silc). Funny how never arresting employers is a bipartisan consensus.
Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers Guardian. Gotta keep those data centers chill…
Capital stranding cascades: The impact of decarbonisation on productive asset utilisation (PDF) Louison Cahen-Fourot, Emanuele Campiglio, Elena Dawkins, Antoine Godin, Eric Kemp-Benedict Vienna University of Economics and Business
Antidote du jour (via):
The sunlit uplands…
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.