Drunk Birds Displaying Strange Behaviour In Reykjavik The Reykjavik Grapevine
Fed can no longer ignore the economic ‘shocks’ of climate change, Brainard says MarketWatch (Re Silc).
The Rise of Nationalism After the Fall of the Berlin Wall George Soros, Project Syndicate
Brexit: horns of a dilemma EU Referendum
Spain votes in repeat general election amid Catalonia tensions Agence France Presse
Mexican government says it is concerned about situation in Bolivia Reuters. See also here, here, and here.
Latin Americans Are Furious NYT. “Latin America has never gotten over its attraction to authoritarianism.”
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The real China according to a Canadian Frank Li, Econintersect. Case for the defense.
This Is No Ordinary Impeachment Andrew Sullivan, New York Magazine. I’m so old I can remember Obots going gaga when Sullivan endorsed their candidate in 2008….
The Rule of Law or CIA Coup? Scott Horton, antiwar.com
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton gets book deal: report The Hill. Ka-ching.
Why Is Christopher Steele Still a Thing? Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone. More to the point, what’s holding up Steele’s book deal?
One Big Thing the Dems Get Wrong About Warren John Harris, Politico, of which Harris is a co-founder. This isn’t really about Warren. Read to the end: “[A] fair appraisal of the past generation has to acknowledge that bipartisan assumptions in the Washington governing class and establishment media are at least partially complicit in some of the largest policy debacles of the past generation (bogus assumptions before the Iraq War, the 2008 financial meltdown).” So, yeah, a legitimacy crisis, and well-deserved, too.
Bloomberg to pass on Iowa, NH, focus on Super Tuesday states Bloomberg. Awesome. Bloomberg is (1) telling those voters he’ll only enter the race if they give the “wrong” answer, and (2) giving his opponents three months in which to define him to voters. I think I’m gonna enjoy this.
Michael Bloomberg’s Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change Eric Levitz, New York Magazine
Bernie Sanders, AOC argue for ‘Green New Deal’ at Des Moines summit Des Moines Register
Suspect accused of stabbing Baby Trump balloon Tuscaloosa News. Then sets up GoFundMe for legal fees. Naturally.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Boeing 737 MAX
Why the Boeing 737 will never take the place of the 757 The Points Guy
After Lion Air crash, Boeing doubled down on faulty 737 MAX assumptions Seattle Times., New evidence.
Have billionaires accumulated their wealth illegitimately? Economist. “But in America rent-seeking industries made one in five billionaires and explain a third of total billionaire wealth.”
Instacart Cuts Bonus Pay After Gig Workers Go on Strike The Daily Beast
Is ‘OK Boomer’ the ‘New N-Word,’ or Are Millennials Still Destroying Everything? FAIR. I really do have to read Hate, Inc.
The Blogger Behind “AI Weirdness” Thinks Today’s AI Is Dumb and Dangerous IEEE Spectrum (DL).
Antidote du jour (via):
We interrupt your broadcast of negative news with an update to our woofporter who has found the slippery slope pic.twitter.com/JYVH5qifqW
— Oregon I.T. Not IT⚾ (@OregonProgress) November 8, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.