I have a TV taping this AM (more on that later), hence thin posts.
Wall Street Journal. This is serious.
Medical Daily. I guarantee that they did not correlate crime rates with income disparity.
Washington Post. More from
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, Telegraph
New York Times
Peter Orszag. Bloomberg. How long has yours truly been saying this, citing Oz?
Wall Street Journal (LadyLiberty)
Lisa Pollack, FT Alphaville
Dave Dayen, Firedoglake
Adam Levitin, Credit Slips
Simon Johnson, Project Syndicate. I suspect Johnson will be getting fewer Christmas cards this year.
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D – 80 and counting*
“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.” –Samuel Goldwyn
Montreal. Corruption: “[Jacques Duchesneau, a] star witness at a corruption inquiry said larger than he’d ever suspected.’ He believes 70 per cent of the money used by Quebec’s provincial parties comes from outside registered donations.” PQ’s Marois: “I but I will proudly wear the fleur-de-lys However, I will still be supporting the student movement.” She frames it as fees, not debt. And that’s not enough now. “Today, [FECQ] made a third appeal to the Charest government to accept mediation. … The for the president. The FECQ has several demonstrations planned throughout Quebec in the coming days.”
CO. Fracking: “A few weeks ago, I had my first home buyer . Erie, Longmont and Lafayette didn’t make the cut because of the density of wells near schools and residential areas. Do you think my buyers are the only ones concerned?” (MR)
FL. “The Legislature’s , and it will spare one Pinellas man accused of having sex with a dog from criminal charges. … [T]he law does not forbid oral sex.” Neither party has a monopoly on stupid, but there are times…
IA. “Responding to a significant drop in private donations to food banks and increased rates of food insecurity, the IA House and Senate allocated $500,000 … to the IA Food Bank Association. [Gov] Branstad used his item veto power to remove that appropriation, .”
LA. Corruption: “[B]usinessman Frank Fradella — — has signed a plea agreement in a pending federal securities-fraud case in Texas that will require him to plead guilty to unspecified crimes in federal court in New Orleans.”
ME. Trailbreaker pipeline, Shelley Kath, NRC: “The extra stress [of tar sands oil] on the old pipeline triggers more cases of leaks and spills. …. Kalamazoo River in MI. [E]ven a much smaller spill from the Portland-Montreal pipeline — which crosses the Crooked River leading into Sebago Lake, from which 15 percent of Maine’s population gets its drinking water, in six locations — would be catastrophic in this state.”
VA. B-school putsch at UVA (previous episodes here and here): “Every Dean sent a letter after [President Theresa] Sullivan was fired. Most reacted with horror. of #UVA.” Interim President Carl Zeithaml: “The BOV [Board of Visitors] is looking for , and we should continue to give them what they want.” You’re gonna have to learn your clichés. BOV Vice Rector and putsch organizer Kington resigns: “I hope that it will begin at the university.” You’re gonna have to study them. (You’re gonna have to know them: . Totally leverages the synergies of the post. Former board member Austin Ligon on Kington: “I wish he had done it a week ago … and embarrassment.” “As telling as anything is the fact that [Rector and putsch organizer] Dragas, my colleagues reported, to help the school ride out the mess she helped make.”
Kudos to journalists at UVA’s for FOIAing a trove of email and tweeting it: Rector Dragas to [Jeffrey] Walker [prominent alum, board member Foundation for Zeithaml’s school]: “BOV is and keenly aware of the rapidly accelerating pace of change” Walker: “ has now reached the top of the line universities and they need to have strategies or will be left behind #UVA” Vice-Rector Kington : “ is about to happen to higher education” Kington: “Darden [the graduate B school] is for much of what we seek” in June 10 email to #UVA Rector Dragas” “UVA Vice Rector’s email: Jeff Nuechterlein [a VC and another alum] calls ” Looks like Anne-Marie Angelo’s was right: Dragas demanded (Massive Open Online Courses) and privatization — the “Darden template” — and Sullivant wouldn’t give, or not fast enough. It remains to ask which banksters, which vendors, and who — this being all about the B-schools — gets the consulting contracts, board seats, etc.
“[W]e can assume that strategic dynamism  means, as a method, not planning but reacting. In practical terms, it means, right now, replacing declining public funding with privatization ( (“How the Public Pays for Privatization”)), and dealing with the large volumes of public U students through on-line instruction.” Zeithaml, of the undergraduate B school, is a privatizer: “To help finance some of McIntire’s core undergraduate classes, and Major League Baseball.” Intermediate Accounting II, brought to you by Goldman Sachs…
“Dragas said she will for the school’s next permanent president.” No doubt. Resigned University Professor Bill Wulf: “What’s there now is all lawyers and corporate executives and they’ve got this mistaken impression that you govern a university the same way you govern a corporation, and you can’t.” It’s never been clear to moi why “____ should be run like a business” when most businesses fail, and the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company is .
Inside Baseball. Non-voters: “It’s not that they’re too busy or lazy or uneducated to pay attention… They’ve decided — with good reason — that our institutions were not created for them.” One reason I hate the term “sheeple.” Money: “Our current system of electoral politics runs on money, and this almost certainly has a corrosive effect on democratic values. But — and other reasons for electoral outcomes than how much money is raised and spent.” Campaign finance is a .
Immigration. The proposal: “Anyone who meets these criteria would receive protection from deportation for two years and be able to apply for work permits. , the permits may be renewed.” Yikes. How good is this deal, really? Stealing clothes: “Obama has taken Rubio’s idea and put it into action. He has given these people a work permit, the ability to remain in this country, but no permanent status. .” Fealty! One immigrant: “It’s overwhelming to know there is an opportunity, but if they do that cutoff [30 not 33] age, well, .” Yep. Fealty. Personal fealty. Countering view: “[I]t’s . It probably will result in minimal gains among Latino voters, in states with only a few electoral votes. But what it costs him could easily offset those gains, and then some.”
The trail. Useful tool. “This week’s 10 hottest advertising markets: [June 18-24] are in the three battleground states of VA, OH, and CO.” The attack ad pattern: “, no help for readers navigating any of it.” Alexrove: “I strongly condemn heckling along Mitt’s route. . Let voters hear both candidates (and) decide.” [snort]
Ron Paul. “, and won two of the three slots in the second district. Adding those eleven people to the ten Paul supporters on the at-large slate, “constitutional conservatives” were set to win 21 of IA’s 28 total delegates to the national convention. [But] donations have slowed dramatically.”
Obama. No place to go: “This is life for Democratic-aligned interest groups in the 2012 presidential campaign: … [T]he message is simple:.” This is news? (Note that the gays and the Latino followed this helpful advice.) Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen: “Obama strategists see this election as a block-by-block knife fight, .” Visionary minimalism!
* 80 days ’til the Democratic National Convention gobbles crustless watercress sandwiches on the floor of the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC. 1980: Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter, initiating the neo-liberal dispensation.
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