TomDispatch. On Nixon.
Times Free Press. EM: “In theory this could cost Uber its license to operate in CA, but I expect a gaggle of high-paid ‘Uberlawyers’ to file whatever it takes in motions to prevent that.”
Times Free Press (EM)
Sydney Morning Herald. EM again cannot resist: “I believe the correct phrase is ‘…go tits up’.”
New York Times
Financial Times. This is nuts: “Most of the job losses were those on fixed-term contracts, such as cleaners and administrative staff. Their positions were often taken by people hired through outsourcing companies or third-party employers.”
BBC. Scroll down to the chart “People experiencing severe deprivation”
MacroBusiness. Note that this may be out of date. Even though an IMF leaked document said that it would be hard to make the new funding for Greece work without debt haircuts, Lagarde on CNN stuck to her line that that the IMF has always wanted debt relief for Greece and that no-haircut strategies could do the trick. The staff was hugely upset in 2010 when the IMF got involved in Greece and it is apparently even more upset that the IMF is about to get in deeper. It thus looks plausible that the report, which had not been approved by the board, was not an authorized leak.
Europe on the Strand
Daily Beast. Isabel PS: “An interesting insight. “what makes the ENFEA so hated is that it is a tax for MERE ownership of property”. Tax collection can improve very quickly (it happened in Portugal and also in Slovakia, I think). But coming from this low base it must be very difficult.”
Ian Welsh (furzy mouse)
. John Pilger
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
Reuters. EM: “‘[chime] You’ve got (black)mail.'”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Juan Cole (resilc). Drumroll…because we have none!
Bangkok Post (furzy mouse)
New York Times
New York Magazine (resilc)
New York Times. Lots of dramatic photos.
ThinkProgress. Chuck L: “Every self-respecting person, not to mention politician, should respond to ambushes by Faux News staff as this man did.”
Reuters. EM: “Even better, make the food stamp recipients pay for the cost of the drug tests. Ka-ching!”
CNN. The excuses are not convincing.
Big Picture (resilc)
Project Syndicate. You need to read get well into the article before it becomes apparent that “megarprojects” are structured in a manner to facilitate looting.
Antidote du jour. From Stephen L: “Gorgeous wapiti buck. Bow Valley Parkway, Banff National Park, June 2015”