If I stop eating meat, will it really help climate change? Asian Correspondent. Perhaps it is best to begin by thinking of meat as a condiment.
Defensible Space Boston Review. Megafires in the Pacific Northwest
Battles begin to turn in long war on TB Medical Express (CL).
We May Now Have the Tools to End AIDS. All That’s Needed Is the Will. Bloomberg
Strong GDP growth, weak fundamentals Econbrowser
The U.S. Secretly Halted JPMorgan’s Growth for Years Bloomberg. Secret law is not law.
The Fed needs better rules. This Democratic bill is a start. The Week (DK).
On Maximizing Employment, a Case for Caution Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Self-driving car dilemmas reveal that moral choices are not universal Nature. Oh, great. Localization for moral choices in robot car software. What will the granularity be? And the default settings?
Jeremy Corbyn urged to back amendment for second Brexit vote Guardian
Final Say: One million people sign The Independent’s petition for new Brexit vote Independent
No ‘white knight’ for banks in no-deal Brexit, EU regulator warns FT
Brexit: the Efta/EEA option revisited EU Referendum
A Bundesbank Economist Has a Radical Plan to Halve Italy’s Debt Bloomberg
German mega-merger would create a banking juggernaut Handelsblatt
The Foreseeable Disaster in Yemen The American Conservative
Summit in Istanbul as ramifications of the Khashoggi debacle roll on Asia Times (KW).
Four-nation Syria summit calls for lasting Idlib ceasefire Agence France Presse
Saudi Arabia rules out extradition of Khashoggi suspects FT
Oman says time to accept Israel in region, offers help for peace Reuters
Bahrain says ‘Arab NATO’ to be formed by next year Al Jazeera. Let me know how that works out.
Smart money shuns China stocks as foreign and leveraged traders wary of state bailout South China Morning Post
Why Democracies Are Turning Against Belt and Road Foreign Affairs
Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands NYT
Trump pitches policy in final midterm message AP
Georgia’s Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved Greg Palast, Truthout. Kemp, like Kobach, seems a little conflicted… .
Bernie Sanders Is Partnering With A Greek Progressive To Build A New Leftist Movement Buzz
Realignment and Legitimacy
An open door and a massacre: Gunman kills 11 at synagogue AP. At the very least, let’s hope for no copycats.
UPDATE 1-Who is Robert Bowers, the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect? Reuters
Mail bomb suspect made numerous references on Facebook to Russian associates and echoed pro-Kremlin views WaPo
Defuse America’s Explosive Politics Peggy Noonan, WSJ. “Maybe you assume everything’s safe when you’ve spent your whole adult life, as [Trump] has, with private security and private cars, surrounded by staff.” True of a class, not merely of an individual.
America’s ‘Free Speech Crisis’ Just Took a Very Dark Turn For the Worse Alternet
Democrats in Disarray
America’s Democrats need to set out what they stand for FT. This issue has me genuinely perplexed. The Democrat response to the Crash was not to change the system, but to reboot it. Is the Democrat solution for today’s difficulties rebooting the system again, refreshed with an Obama 2.0 in the White House? If not that, what?
Who Will Speak for the Democrats? NYRB. Interesting contrasts between 2006 and 2010, though at the end, the author disappoints.
Dem leadership hopefuls dole out millions in campaign cash The Hill. The only kind of wave that really counts…
Meet the wealthy donors pouring millions into the 2018 elections WaPo
Billionaire Brawl: Warren Buffett vs. Sheldon Adelson in Nevada Nevada
Free at the point of service. Worth a listen:
An American nurse ends up in a UK hospital..
"The Billing Office was hard to find & unstaffed. Can you imagine?
I explained how billing is a key component in the US health care system.
The clerk was shocked. She felt terrible about billing us."
#MedicareForAll #FridayFeeling pic..com/qA4BhZWPJq
— Bonnie Castillo (@NNUBonnie) October 26, 2018
Imperial Collapse Watch
Another Military Pilot Drew a Sky P*nis, and This Time It Was a Marine Military.com. Zeitgeist watch: This is a family blog, so normally I wouldn’t include this link — or the next one — but it dovetails with a power surge in the military (see yesterday’s link).
‘The Blowj*b Paper:’ Scientists Processed 109 Hours of Oral Sex to Develop an AI that Sucks D*ck Motherboard (UserFriendly). More zeitgeist: Reifying performative behavior in datasets. Please make it stop.
U.S. Labor Markets Aren’t Truly Free Bloomberg
Anti-Pension Illinois Governor Made Billions Off Pensions The Intercept (UserFriendlly).
California Workers, Retirees Are Unwittingly Financing an Anti-Proposition 10 Campaign Capital and Main
What a massive database of retracted papers reveals about science publishing’s ‘death penalty’ Science (KS).
Japan’s unusual way to view the world BBC
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.