Sunday, August 19, 2018

A Rough Guide to the 12 Intelligence Officials Who Condemned Trump for Revoking John Brennan’s Security Clearance

Chutzpah!

Links 8/19/18

How Turkey’s Crisis Might Fracture NATO

Turkey is already deep in debt, and all the U.S. is offering is a doubling of sanctions and more insults.

Links 8/18/18

What Should the EU Do About the Turkish Currency Crisis?

The Turkish lira has been under significant pressure in recent weeks. What is the EU’s exposure to possible crisis in Turkey and how should the EU react?

Richard Murphy: “First, Let’s Kill All the Accountants” – On Accounting’s Systemic Failure

Why taking accounting for granted is a really bad idea.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/17/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China and LNG, NAFTA, Warren and co-determination, campaign advertising, Russia probe, Brennan, leading indicators, consumer sentiment, complex information

The Mechanics of Cryptocurrency

An examination of cryptocurrency practicalities.

Links 8/17/18

The Trump-Media Logrolling

Looking at who the media has silenced in the Trump era, such as critics of America’s wars and of Israel.

Half-Baked Plan to Institutionalize CalPERS’ Kangaroo Court by Board President Priya Mathur and General Counsel Matt Jacobs Suffers Embarrassing Rejection by Board; Instigators Unduly Eager to Revive It

CalPERS General Counsel Matt Jacobs and Board President Priya Mathur get well-deserved black eyes.

Tom Engelhardt: America’s Groundhog Day Wars

A look at how long and how deeply the US has been mired in its many wars.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/16/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, Warren on Yemen, Democrats, Manafort, Brennan, young voters, Shay’s Rebellion, business outlook, housing starts, retail, shipping, containers, CEO pay, relocation, akrasia, Aretha Franklin

Ten Years After the Crash, Some Progress, But Much More Remains to be Done

A reading of what has changed since the crash and what problems remain.

Links 8/16/18