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Links 1/11/19

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Patient readers, Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts. She had a business dinner last night, which was productive and informative, but she hasn’t been feeling so hot and it took all of what she had to perform. –lambert How fast are the oceans warming? Science Here Are the Finance Firms Cutting Jobs Amid 2019 Market Turmoil Bloomberg. “…. Then they came for me.” Macy’s sparks bn retail wipeout after guidance cut FT Alphabet board sued on allegations of sexual misconduct cover-up Reuters Former CEO pleads guilty to fentanyl spray kickback scheme ABC Syraqistan If Trump Wants to Get Out of Syria, He Should Strike a Deal With Russia Foreign Affairs. Blob pseudopodium bored of Syria… Libya: the battle for peace in a failing state FT Brexit Brexit diehards may soon discover May’s

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Patient readers, Yves apologizes for the lack of original posts. She had a business dinner last night, which was productive and informative, but she hasn’t been feeling so hot and it took all of what she had to perform. –lambert

How fast are the oceans warming? Science

Here Are the Finance Firms Cutting Jobs Amid 2019 Market Turmoil Bloomberg. “…. Then they came for me.”

Macy’s sparks $34bn retail wipeout after guidance cut FT

Alphabet board sued on allegations of sexual misconduct cover-up Reuters

Former CEO pleads guilty to fentanyl spray kickback scheme ABC

Syraqistan

If Trump Wants to Get Out of Syria, He Should Strike a Deal With Russia Foreign Affairs. Blob pseudopodium bored of Syria…

Libya: the battle for peace in a failing state FT

Brexit

Brexit diehards may soon discover May’s deal is only option Irish Times

What could change the dynamics of Brexit vote? BBC

Brexit could be delayed if Labour forces general election, says Corbyn RTE

Rolls-Royce Warns Brexit Could Bring Production to a Halt Bloomberg

Jaguar Land Rover to cut up to 5,000 jobs BBC

A new British naval base in Southeast Asia could stoke resentment, split Asean and put the UK in China’s cross hairs South China Morning Post

Figureheads emerge among France’s ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters FT

How Slovakians Beat the Oligarchs NYRB

Europe is fast-becoming a natural gas battleground for Russia and the US CNBC

Russia’s GMO debate looks a lot like America’s – with more geopolitics Christian Science Monitor (MR).

India

Bharat Bandh: Why Workers Brought India to a Halt for Two Days The Wire

Historic Strike by the Working Class against Anti-Labour State Policies GroundXero. They have demands.

Delhi cows and elderly to moo-ve in together Daily Mail

Over 100 Bangladesh garment plants halt operations in strike Nikkei Asian Review

Japanese prosecutors file new charges against former Nissan chair Ghosn Agence France Presse

Taiwan premier, cabinet to quit after local election defeat The Business Times

Kenya will start teaching Chinese to elementary school students from 2020 Quartz

China?

Belt and Road is more chaos than conspiracy The Star

US-China trade war divides Southeast Asia, belt and road fears unite it: survey South China Morning Post

Trump Transition

5 reasons why there’s still no end to the shutdown Nathan Gonzales, Roll Call. A more measured take than most.

Senate Passes Back Pay Bill for Furloughed Feds, Trump Says He Will Sign It GovExec

Think Trump can’t use emergency powers to build the border wall? Here’s why he could McClatchy

Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ Gambit May Be The Easiest End To The Shutdown HuffPo

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Prosecutors Examining Ukrainians Who Flocked to Trump Inaugural NYT. Sigh.

Why Trump’s Unusual Leadership Style Isn’t Working in the White House NYT

Canada wants to welcome more than 1 million new immigrants in the next three years CNN

Raising the Bar on the Green New Deal Black Agenda Report. Very good, and explains the role of Howie Hawkins.

Democrats in Disarray

Progressive Groups Blast Centrist Tilt Of House Democrats’ Campaign Arm HuffPo

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes the Democrats Back to the Future: An Interview with the Historian Rick Perlstein The New Yorker. “[S]uddenly, she has the power to actually act in a way that the Party hasn’t—a party that, almost forty years later, is still traumatized by the success of Ronald Reagan. It’s a profoundly generational phenomenon, and, clearly, it’s scary.” So, the key drivers for electoral politics are psychology and generational change. Good to know. That’s why we study history.

Wall Street should love the economic theory Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backs — and that should worry the rest of us Business Insider

Modern Monetary Theory Doesn’t Make Single-Payer Health Care Any Easier Josh Barro, New York Magazine (Furzy Mouse).

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

How Facebook Borrows From the NSA Playbook Reader Supported News

Our Famously Free press

Iowa “Ag-Gag” Law Suppressing Journalism Ruled Unconstitutional Shadowproof (MR).

Health Care

Generic drug maker formed by hospitals attracts a dozen more health systems STAT

Imperial Collapse Watch

Mattis: One More General for the ‘Self Licking Ice Cream Cone’ The American Conservative

An analysis of murders in 55 of America’s largest cities revealed block by block where police fail to catch killers. WaPo

What got published in criminology journals in 2018? Less Crime

Class Warfare

How an outdated law is leaving millions of low-income college students hungry New Food Economy

After the Storm The Baffler

Antidote du jour (via):

Links 1/11/19

Bonus antidote (MR):

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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