Washington Post (furzy)
Boing Boing (Dan K)
Morning Post. Margarita: “This does not bode well …neocon Woolsey as Trump advisor; , the headline makes no sense. China’s rise, by definition, poses a challenge to the status quo.”
The Wire (J-LS)
The Wire (J-LS)
Strategic Culture Watch (furzy)
Financial Times. As we said from the outset….because that is what the EU said from the outset as firmly as possible and not budged an iota. The only reason this is headline-worthy is the government and UK media have stuck their fingers in their ears and have kept saying “nyah nyah nyah.”
Big Brother is Watching You Watch
BBC. Incroyable. Obama acting as Trump’s ambassador? How did that happen?
Financial Times. This is not Obama’s commitment to make. Trump wanted NATO members to pay the 2% of GDP they are required to pay as part of NATO rules and aren’t. My sense is Trump was otherwise perfectly fine with NATO.
y Reuters (EM). Persistent, but numbers no where near large enough to have an impact.
Wall Street Journal. We have entered an alternative reality. The understudy, John Bolton, a textbook case of Dunning Kruger Syndrome, suggests how few mainstream people are in Trump rolodex.
Bloomberg. So much for Trump as the end of Goldmanites (or more generally, Bob Rubin stooges) running financial regulatory policy. Elizabeth Warren should have a field day with this. No one you’d want is ever a candidate for this job, but I’d regard Wilbur Ross as less bad. Fewer ties to the big finance establishment, and even though a distressed debt investor, he’s done some sensible things, like doing deep principal mods on distressed mortgages (which sadly no one seemed interested in trying to imitate).
2016 Post Mortem
Daily Yonder (Plutonium Kun). In case you missed it. Important. Unimaginable Dem stupidity.
The Hill (margarita)
George Monbiot, Guardian. YY: “I thought the problem with neolibralism is that those who are identified by others as having neoliberal thinking do not identify themselves as neoliberal. So all criticism fall on deaf ears.”
Nation (YY). A resentful privileged woman speaks.
Ilargi, Automatic Earth. A really good piece.
Gnashing of Teeth and Rending of Garments
Counterpunch (Bill Bluden)
New York Times
Jacobin (Plutonium Kun)
Los Angeles Times (resilc)
Whither the Economy?
Wall Street Journal. Consistent with what we’ve said for quite a while.
Reuters. EM: “Bill Clinton probably polishing his ‘Board Member and PR face’ CV bona fides for forwarding to the various outfits named as we speak!”
New York Times. Good riddance. I should post on this but plenty of others will describe how her “legacy” isn’t worth a tin of beans.
Wall Street Journal
New York Post
New York Times. A concerned ex private equity guy who wants Wall Street to insert a tube into workers’ paychecks and extract rents. Help me. And if you have any doubts, he sees himself as a disciple of Pete Peterson, enemy of Social Security.
OCERS. OCERS = Orange County Employees Retirement System.
Pensions & Investments. More pushback on private equity fee structures
Inquisitr. Larue: “Trident Lakes comes complete with an underground gun range, multiple white sand lagoons, and an equestrian range, the Daily Mail reports.” Moi: Underground means you are vulnerable to having your air supply cut off and having those malicious above ground people try to flood you out. Plus no access to sunlight will probably make at least some of the inhabitants cranky and less than healthy.
Vox. Resilc: “Last I checked the Demozzz have controlled the White House for 8 years…..”
Antidote du jour (Lulu):