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Gillian Tett, FT. Political risk.
MarketWired. A California political insider: “Nice reward for working with CalSTRS on PE bill.” Ka-ching.
Tax Analysts. “People who request federal records under the Freedom of Information Act may be surprised early next year to find the information they asked for already posted online for all to see.” A panelist says this may scare reporters. I dunno. I plant clover round my garden so the deer eat that and don’t go for the vegetables.
Politico (JI). “May’s decision to use a cabinet committee — which is at least half the size of a full cabinet — to run Brexit suggests she intends to control the process tightly.”
RT (Cold Mountain).
Chas Freeman, Lobelog. Must-read.
The Nation. Chas Freeman.
WaPo (Furzy Mouse).
FT. Because John Podesta’s emails are totally worth World War III.
Wikileaks. Reading these, I’m thinking the $675,000 had nothing to do with the actual content….
The Intercept. Lincolin-esque!
International Business Times
WaPo. Reversion to the mean.
2 Pew Research. “[Hispanics’] attitudes about the Republican and Democratic parties – and levels of political engagement – are not much different than they were four years ago.”
Los Angeles Times
ABC. Film at 11! “Based on these emails it is not uncommon for six or seven of Clinton’s senior staff, including Podesta, Mook and three or four members of her communications team to weigh in on, edit and re-edit a single proposed tweet, let alone scrutinize proposed, formal campaign statements.” Good insight into how Clinton will govern.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Doing them a favor, probably. Neither
StricklandPortman nor Kasich need Trump. There’s no upside for them at all.
Los Angeles Times
In These Times. “He’s gearing up for a long war. Clinton would do well to do the same.” Depends on how you define the war, and whether you assume good faith.
Democracy Now (GF).
WaPo. “Personalize the space by shopping for vintage pieces, adding art, buying beautiful towels, selecting the right color paint, finding a great rug, placing an orchid in a decorative container, displaying special items on a tray, and adding a beautiful mirror and fabulous sconces.” And don’t forget a powerful fan!
WSJ. Embrace the suck.
Stumbling & Mumbling
David Graeber, Evonomics
NYT. Who knew?
WSJ. Education being one proxy for class (though imperfect, as with adjuncts, burger flippers with liberal arts degrees, etc.).
Edward L. Glaeser, Giacomo A.M. Ponzetto, Andrei Shleifer, NBER
The New Yorker
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