Economics’ Biggest Success Story Is a Cautionary Tale Foreign Policy. More on faux Nobelists Duflo and Banerjee.
WeWork, Neil Woodford and the modern ‘bezzle’ FT. A word with which NC readers will be familiar…
AOC v. Exxon:
Rep. @AOC: Exxon accurately predicted future global warming in 1982, correct?
Former Exxon consultant turned whistleblower: “We were excellent scientists.” https://t.co/oQLEPdkBGH
— Benjamin Franta (@BenFranta) October 26, 2019
Brexit: French threaten no‑deal in five days by blocking delay The Times. Although The Times is often wrong.
SNP and Lib Dems write to EU chief calling for long Brexit extension Isle of Wight County Press
UK PM Johnson’s Conservatives hold 16-point poll lead ahead of election decision Reuters. If I had volunteered for Momentum, I would not be a happy camper right now.
The most worrying thing about the Withdrawal Agreement Bill? What it doesn’t say Prospect. From last week, still germane.
John le Carré’s Scathing Tale of Brexit Britain The Atlantic
Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting Isis Leader Baghdadi, Military Says He’s Dead Newsweek. Donald Trump became President today.
The Bombers Have Landed: B-1s Arrive in Saudi Arabia as Part of US Buildup Military.com (Re Silc).
The Weapons America Is Leaving Behind in Syria The New Republic. “Distributing arms in industrial quantities to questionable actors is a unique strength of the United States, even if counterinsurgency is not.”
Ben Rhodes’ False Atonement for the Yemen War In These Times
Kashmir: Bipartisan consensus in US is in meltdown Indian Punchline
How China’s mystery author called its economic slowdown Financial Times
Pay with your face: 100m Chinese switch from smartphones Nikkei Asian Review
Interpretation on Several Questions on the Application of Law in Handling Criminal Cases Such as Criminal Use of Information Networks, and Assisting in Criminal Information Network Activities China Law Translate
New Cold War
Thanks, Whistle-Blower, Your Work Is Done Editorial Board, NYT
Frat Boy Thermopylae Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
Unprecedented: The Trump NLRB’s attack on workers’ rights Economic Policy Institute
Billionaire George Soros says Elizabeth Warren ‘is the most qualified to be president’ CNBC (Krystyn Walentka).
Biden throws his campaign a lifeline Politico. Michael Adler, a Miami developer and Biden donor: ” $5 contributors shouldn’t determine the whole election.”
Hillary Clinton Spoils the Party Jacob Bacharach, Truthdig
Our Famously Free Press
Media amnesia and the Facebook News Tab Columbia Journalism Review. All the controversy is about Breitbart, but I’m also concerned that only large venues (like Murdoch’s properties) will be paid to appear on the “news tab,” and smaller venues won’t. There should be a sliding scale. Otherwise, all we have is monopolists mutually reinforcing their market power.
Boeing 737 MAX
On Malfunctioning Max, Captain Had the Flu and Copilot Was a Sub Bloomberg. From the report by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee.
Advertisers flood World Series for D.C. opinion leaders Axios. One more reason not to root for The Nationals.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Do the Public and ‘the Blob’ Want the Same Things? The American Conservative
UK, US Enter New Era: ‘Unprecedented’ Carrier-Sharing Plan Breaking Defense. What’s the big deal about sharing the UK’s aircraft carrier deck space when we can turn to whole island into Airstrip One after Brexit?
PG&E connection to Kincade Fire could deepen utility’s jeopardy San Francisco Chronicle. Who missed the “enterprise risk” here?
A Utility Company Is Scheduled To Shut Off Power To Nearly 3 Million Californians As A Massive Fire Grows Buzzfeed. The utility being PG&E. Handy map. “The company warned that outages could last more than 48 hours, and suggested customers should prepare for outages lasting several days.” What, the day before?
The Twilight of Autopia Places Journal
Repressed Memories Are Back, Baby! The Stranger
Antidote du jour (via):
TOO CUTE: Two adorable snow leopard kittens — which are highly endangered — made their public debut at Salzburg’s zoological garden Hellbrunn on Thursday ❤️ https://t.co/8wJgK4quj1 pic.twitter.com/OsEMpyzoPv
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 26, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.