NYT and NYT
FT. Yves: “This is ridiculous. The US had over 16,000 banks in the late 1980s. ”
The Guardian (J-LS).
Nikkei Asian Review
Bloomberg. Light begins to break through the fog…
Independent. NC photos here.
South China Morning Post
New Cold War
Political Violence at a Glance
Defense One. What could go wrong?
Federal News Radio
Quinn Norton, The Atlantic
The Guardian. Or harmful.
FT. That photo…. I think The Zuckerberg’s bio-support team needs to pay more attention to flesh tone and consistency.
Democrats in Disarray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The Democrats largely abandoned centrist talk to appeal instead to left-leaning voters with a promise of implementing gun control, increasing financial aid for lower-income families and taking steps toward the decriminalization of marijuana…. That’s a stark contrast from more moderate appeals from a generation of Democratic candidates for governor, who often sought the National Rifle Association’s endorsement and touted fiscally conservative policies. They are echoing many in the party’s base who insisted on that shift.”
WaPo. I think the Democrat apparatchiks and their base in the 10% want to “regain power,” as the headline suggests. I’m not sure that all voters cast their votes thinking in those terms.
Modern Healthcare. “Ninety-one percent of nearly 250 emergency physicians surveyed in a new [American College of Emergency Physicians] poll said they had experienced a shortage or absence of critical medicine in their emergency department in the past month. More than one-third said patient outcomes have been negatively affected as a result.”
KHN. A good round-up. Remember when ObamaCare was going to be “universal”? .
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Imperial Collapse Watch
Arindrajit Dube, Ethan Kaplan, Suresh Naidu NBER. From 2011, still germane: “We estimate the impact of coups and top-secret coup authorizations on asset prices of partially nationalized multinational companies that stood to benefit from US-backed coups. Stock returns of highly exposed firms reacted to coup authorizations classified as top-secret. The average cumulative abnormal return to a coup authorization was 9% over 4 days for a fully nationalized company, rising to more than 13% over sixteen days. Pre-coup authorizations accounted for a larger share of stock price increases than the actual coup events themselves.”
AP. Idea: Meet their demands?
Richard Reeves, Brookings Institution. “As I argue in a new Brookings , class can be defined along a host of dimensions: by economic resources; education and occupation status; or attitudes, self-perception, and mindset. Determining whether you are ‘middle class’ requires different information for each of these three categories. For the first (cash), we need to see your bank balance. For the second (credentials) we need to see your résumé. For the third (culture), we need to see inside your head.” Sloppy. Reeves conflates “cash” and capital (and the outcome of a social relation with the social relation itself). Still interesting and insightful — the Brits are a foreign country, they do class differently there — but wowsers.
The American Conservative. “Nihilist” deployed a little too freely, I think. Here is of the same story, from (“Financial institutions have been taking a lot of hits lately for their role in precipitating the fiscal crisis” (!!)).
Quanta. Well worth a read. The science is fascinating, but I’m also torn: Monetizing these discoveries without giving the precautionary principle some serious thought seems like a recipe for dystopia.
Antidote du jour ():
“Go away, this doesn’t concern you.”
— ANIMALS R US (@Animal_R_Us)
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.