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Links 9/18/19

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Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says Bloomberg Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest The Reformed Broker Markets Are Starting to Play a Haunting 2007 Tune John Authers, Bloomberg Why is the Federal Reserve pouring money into the financial system? FT Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns Bill McKibben, The New Yorker. “I suspect that the key to disrupting the flow of carbon into the atmosphere may lie in disrupting the flow of money to coal and oil and gas. Following the money isn’t a new idea.” Oh. Rondonization: World Bank, Dictatorship and the Amazon Brasilwire Brexit Jeremy Corbyn: I’ll stay neutral and let the people decide on Brexit BBC. Leadership! Brexit Bulletin: Where Is Johnson’s Plan? Bloomberg Britain hopes for

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Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says Bloomberg

Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest The Reformed Broker

Markets Are Starting to Play a Haunting 2007 Tune John Authers, Bloomberg

Why is the Federal Reserve pouring money into the financial system? FT

Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns Bill McKibben, The New Yorker. “I suspect that the key to disrupting the flow of carbon into the atmosphere may lie in disrupting the flow of money to coal and oil and gas. Following the money isn’t a new idea.” Oh.

Rondonization: World Bank, Dictatorship and the Amazon Brasilwire

Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn: I’ll stay neutral and let the people decide on Brexit BBC. Leadership!

Brexit Bulletin: Where Is Johnson’s Plan? Bloomberg

Britain hopes for trade deal with Australia within months of Brexit Reuters

Perspective:

O, The Roast Beef of Old England! Brexit and Gastronationalism The Political Quarterly

If you see a shop in a high-rent area that survives while not visibly selling anything…

Syraqistan

Pentagon ordered to offer options as US rules out ‘knee jerk’ response to Saudi attack CNN

Saudi oil production to recover within the month, minister says Nikkei Asian Review

Japan defense minister: Not aware of any Iran involvement in Saudi attacks Reuters

Iran tells Saudi Arabia it should see missile strike on its oil facilities as a WARNING and end its war with Yemen Daily Mail

Saudi oil attacks: All the latest updates Al Jazeera

Why the Saudis couldn’t shoot down the drones. Thread:

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Partial tally confirms Likud, Blue and White in dead heat, Liberman as kingmaker Times of Israel

‘It Was Illegal and Still Is Illegal’ FAIR. Afghanistan.

China?

How Hong Kong got to this point Brookings Institute. “To live successfully with that sovereign and to restore a high degree of autonomy under current circumstances requires Hong Kong to pick its fights carefully.”

Hong Kong’s Protests Could Be Another Social Media Revolution That Ends in Failure Thomas Friedman, NYT. The Moustache Of Understanding continues to embarass.

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China scores big win with Solomons switch from Taiwan Nikkei Asian Review

India

Dirty air: how India became the most polluted country on earth FT

In the throes of a geopolitical shift, Japan-U.S.-South Korea framework being tested Japan Times

The Koreas

Japan says South Korea move on fast-track trade status ‘regrettable’ Reuters

For Centuries, Massive Meals Amazed Visitors to Korea Atlas Obscura

New Cold War

“Twilight of the West?” The New Totalitarianism, Reflection and Free Thought Valdai Discussion Club

Exclusive: Russia carried out a ‘stunning’ breach of FBI communications system, escalating the spy game on U.S. soil Yahoo News. FWIW.

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

US sues for Edward Snowden’s income from new book Deutsche Welle

Almost entire population of Ecuador has online data leaked Agence France Presse

Trump Transition

Juicy John Bolton Firing Conspiracy Theory! Awful Avalanche. Fun stuff!

Inside Conservative Groups’ Effort to ‘Make Dishwashers Great Again’ NYT (GF). I don’t know what’s gotten into the Times. The article is a comprehensive and link-heavy round-up of the Trump administration’s efforts to gut carbon-cutting and biosphere-friendly regulation, and so the editor comes up with a headline that works as clickbait if you have a thing for dishwashers, and is otherwise eminently skippable.

Trump plans to revoke a key California environmental power; state officials vow to fight Los Angeles Times

USDA gives final approval for faster hog processing line speeds New Food Economy

2020

Sanders to attend latest climate forum while Biden and Warren pass Guardian

Health Care

Why are so many Americans crowdfunding their healthcare? FT. I can’t imagine….

Whole Foods Will Cut Health-Care Benefits for Nearly 2,000 Employees New York Magazine (J-LS). It doesn’t matter whether you love your insurance or not, if management can take it away.

Boeing 737 MAX

How the Boeing 737 Max grounding hurts its most-loyal customer — Southwest Airlines CNBC (MA).

Class Warfare

Martin Wolf: why rentier capitalism is damaging liberal democracy FT

Why the Striking Autoworkers Need to Win Big Harold Meyerson, The American Prospect

Column: Jeff Bezos becomes the first CEO to break his pledge to dump the ‘shareholder value’ model Michael 2020, Los Angeles Times (TP). That was fast.

The Fall of the Meritocracy The New Republic. Not if they can help it.

How Powerful Ideas Can Shape Society: Aaron Director and the Triumph of Nihilism Matt Stoller, Pro-Market

Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis The Conversation

A World at Risk: Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies (PDF) Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, World Health Organization (BoyDownTheLane). The world is not prepared for a fast-moving, virulent respiratory pathogen pandemic. The 1918 global influenza pandemic sickened one third of the world population and killed as many as 50 million people – 2.8% of the total population (16,17). If a similar contagion occurred today with a population four times larger and travel times anywhere in the world less than 36 hours, 50-80 million people could perish (18,19). In addition to tragic levels of mortality, such a pandemic could cause panic, destabilize national security and seriously impact the global economy and trade.” But not if you live on Mars!

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