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A solution for food waste in Maine schools: Feed it to the pigs AP

How to build a more responsible corporate capitalism FT. “[T]o prosper well into the future, managers, and those who oversee them, need to take account of the wider health of the societies in which they operate.” Or be seen to.

Yield Curve Flips to Positive Again. Celebrate? John Authers, Bloomberg

Our Shrinking Economic Toolkits Project Syndicate

My Letter to the Editor of New York Times Magazine Sully Sullenberger

Broken Tyler.io (see also macOS 10.15 Vista). As soon as you assume that Apple is strangling the Mac product line while still collecting a premium price everything makes sense.

Syraqistan

Trump’s Syria Blunder Could Bring Order to Chaos Bloomberg. O felix culpa!

Hezbollah and Israel: Deterrence at the edge of destruction Middle East Eye

One Month After Worst Oil-Supply Halt, Aramco Says All Clear Bloomberg

Brexit

Brussels baffled by UK’s ‘complex’ proposals to fix Brexit deadlock FT. I didn’t know “baffled” was in the diplomatic lexicon.

Boris Johnson’s relationship with the Queen hits ‘rock bottom’ as he is accused of forcing her to deliver a ‘party political broadcast’ for the Conservative Party Business Insider

Jeremy Corbyn warns MPs against backing Brexit deal – even if it is put to referendum Sky News

Nobody does class warfare better:

Cash-strapped English cathedrals become temples of enjoyment The Economist

The Koreas

South Korea to Deploy Snipers to Hunt Down North’s Sick Pigs Bloomberg

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite Is an Acid-Black Comedy That Eats at the Mind New York Magazine

China?

Measuring misery Reuters. Hong Kong misery index.

Hong Kong Has Weaponized The City’s Subway Against Protesters Buzzfeed

Why Hong Kong’s secret societies are attacking protesters PRI

Québécois (and Catalans) know where this leads. Fascinating thread:

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China auto sales fall again in ‘Golden September’ as turnaround hopes fade Reuters

Why US businesses should be worried about China’s corporate social credit system SCMP (the annotated version).

The NBA-China Disaster Is a Stress Test for Capitalism The Atlantic

Ecuador president, indigenous leaders agree to a truce France24

Ecuador: A Rebellion for the Renewal of Struggle Toward Freedom

New Cold War

Russia’s Energy Diplomacy Brings Geopolitical Dividends The National Interest

Impeachment

Finding a Vaccine for the Impeachment Derangement Virus The American Conservative

Secret testimony aimed at keeping Trump in the dark, says Adam Schiff Bloomberg

The House doesn’t have to be ‘fair’ in its probe. But it should give Trump due process. John Yoo, WaPo. If there’s anybody who “cancel culture” ought to be nuking, it’s John Yoo. But having rehabilitated George Bush, liberal Democrats are now platforming his torturers. “Look forward instead of looking backward,” I suppose (though I’d speculate we have Obama’s failure to prosecute torturers to thank not only for “Bloody Gina” Haspel as ([x] woman) head of Trump’s CIA, but for today’s open alliance between the intelligence community and liberal Democrats. So never say there’s not a silver lining).

Trump Transition

Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort NYT. Real-life Bush administration torture advocate legitimized by liberal Democrat house organ, no problemo. Videos, cue the hysteria.

President Trump and Bernard Arnault to Open New Louis Vuitton Factory in Jefferson County Texas Women’s Wear Daily

A Million People Are Watching ‘Fortnite’ Streamers Watch A Black Hole Ahead Of ‘Chapter 2′ Forbes

2020

Everything You Need to Know About the October Democratic Debate Time

Back in Action at the Debate, Bernie Sanders Has Much to Prove NYT. Sidney? Is that you?

Elizabeth Warren is still Trumpworld’s dream candidate Axios

Obama Legacy

The Obamanauts Corey Robin, Dissent. Strange that Robin couldn’t get this excellent review published in a high-circulation venue.

Health Care

The Fermi Paradox in US Health Care Donald M. Berwick, JAMA. It’s not “waste.” It’s rent.

Big Brother Is Watching You Watch

Pandora’s Inbox: The Army and Social Media The Angry Staff Officer

Guillotine Watch

In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended Los Angeles Times. The original headline was better: “Body Parts Harvesting Hinders Coronor Autopsies.”

Class Warfare

The ‘Glass Floor’ Is Keeping America’s Richest Idiots At The Top HuffPo

After ICE Raids in Mississippi, Community Is Still Reeling The Intercept (Re Silc). Funny how never arresting employers is a bipartisan consensus.

Situationism À L’Envers? Perry Anderson, NLR. Review of Adam Tooze’s Crash; Tooze’s preliminary response.

Revealed: Google made large contributions to climate change deniers Guardian. Gotta keep those data centers chill…

Capital stranding cascades: The impact of decarbonisation on productive asset utilisation (PDF) Louison Cahen-Fourot, Emanuele Campiglio, Elena Dawkins, Antoine Godin, Eric Kemp-Benedict Vienna University of Economics and Business

A working-class green movement is out there but not getting the credit it deserves Guardian

Antidote du jour (via):

Links 10/14/19

The sunlit uplands…

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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