John Authers, FT
Guardian. Last para: “Like many institutions the IMF has warned that rising levels of inequality have a negative impact on investment and productivity as wealthier groups hoard funds rather than re-invest them in productive parts of the economy. Without a rise in investment economies remain vulnerable to financial stress.”
FT. “The fact that Mr Welch, Mr Immelt and Mr Flannery have each left toxic legacies suggests that GE’s reputation for managerial excellence is exaggerated.”
FT. Let me know how that works out…
South China Morning Post
Straits Times. The 1MDB case.
United States Institute for Peace
At least six of Kavanaugh's Yale classmates have now said he was a sloppy drunk who surely had blackouts:
1. Liz Swisher
2. Lynne Brookes
3. Daniel Lavan
4. James Roche
5. Kit Winter
6. Chad Ludington
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin)
Meaning perjury. What’s all the more remarkable is that Kavanaugh stonewalled, when narratives like “I was young and stupid, but I’ve changed” come so easily.
NBC (Furzy Mouse).
The American Conservative
Our Famously Free Press
Committee to Protect Journalists. One more reason not to have a smart phone.
The Times. What could go wrong?
Wareable. There’s that word, “smart.”
Imperial Collapse Watch
Foreign Affairs. These dudes are still yattering on about a “rules-based order” after Bush’s invasion of Iraq and 15 years of our Middle East shenanigans, including .
Reuters (EM). EM: “Reshoring – it’s not just an issue for the Deplorables anymore.”
WaPo. By Betteridge’s Law….
The Next Web
WaPo. “However, according to the analysis in this report, on a daily basis, the [Uber and Lyft] transport about half as many passengers as Metro, providing about 300,000 passenger trips in the region.” For a median driver wage of $9.73/hour. Looks to me like the squillionaires subsidizing Uber and Lyft are destroying public transporation. Perhaps that’s their goal, and spending the big bucks to do that is worth it to them.
Chronicle of Higher Education. More on “grievance studies.”
Antidote du jour (vanda):
Vanda writes: “My dog with some echinacea.”
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.