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Twenty New Moons Found Orbiting Saturn Carnegie Science. Beating Jupiter by three.
The Dark Side of Light The Atlantic
Everything Is Private Equity Now Bloomberg
High finance is wrecking the economy and the planet—but it won’t reform itself Ann Pettifor, Prospect
Cash and the Economy: Evidence from India’s Demonetization (PDF) Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Gita Gopinath, Prachi Mishra, and Abhinav Narayanan. “Our analysis rejects money non-neutrality using a large scale natural experiment, something that is yet rare in the vast literature on the effects of monetary policy.”
Cryptodamages: Monetary value estimates of the air pollution and human health impacts of cryptocurrency mining Energy Research & Social Science
How Number 10 view the state of the negotiations The Spectator. A note direct from Number 10. Most interesting.
EU slams Boris Johnson’s ‘untried, revocable’ Brexit plan Deutsche Welle
Brexit: confusion EU Referendum
Iraq is in Revolt Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch. Never a good sign:
⚠️ Alert: #Iraq has cut internet access again as of 22:00 UTC; connectivity at 22%, the lowest level since crisis began with some providers now totally offline 📉
Access was partially restored for six hours during and after President Salih’s speech.
— NetBlocks.org (@netblocks) October 7, 2019
Hong Kong’s Lam doesn’t rule out seeking Beijing help to stem unrest Nikkei Asian Review
“National Calamity Hardware”:
National Calamity Hardware, the pop-up store that sells protest gear, was raided by #police again ahead of the National Day. At least two people were arrested. A lot of their products were confiscated. pic.twitter.com/nR8kyE9Aew
— Rachel Cheung (@rachel_cheung1) September 30, 2019
Cartoon Girl Goes for $25 Million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Bloomberg. Business as usual…
How Joe Biden Empowered China’s Censorship of the NBA Matt Stoller, BIG
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Did China Just Announce the End of U.S. Primacy in the Pacific? Scott Ritter, The American Conservative
Assessing Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy, 2 Years In The Diplomat
Plastic waste searches for a new home as Asia shuts its gates Nikkei Asian Review
New Cold War
Russia Facing the Challenges of Eurasian Regionalization Valdai Discussion Club
House Democrats consider masking identity of whistleblower from Trump’s GOP allies in Congress WaPo. Anonymous sources from the intelligence community for an impeachment inquiry. Shaking my head.
White House to battle impeachment by stalling, attacking AP. Film at 11.
If Mike Pence Becomes President the Neocons Will Stage a Comeback The National Interest
A Missing Professor, a School for Spies and a Quest to Discredit Mueller Probe Bloomberg. “Yeah, remember when that Mifsud dude was interviewed in… Interviewed in….”
HHS and its union ordered to redo contract negotiations Federal Times. “[A] third-party arbiter ruled that the agency had bargained in bad faith.”
The Huge Waste in the U.S. Health System NYT (Re Silc) (original). “A new study, published Monday in JAMA, finds that roughly 20 percent to 25 percent of American health care spending is wasteful. It’s a startling number but not a new finding. What is surprising is how little we know about how to prevent it.”
How Private Equity Makes You Sicker Eileen Appelbaum, The American Prospect
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
The Black Cube Chronicles: The Private Investigators The New Yorker
How GM Pits Younger Workers Against Older Workers Payday Report
Why Some Americans Won’t Move, Even for a Higher Salary CityLab (Re Silc). From March, still germane. Wait, what? You mean we’re not always talking price?
White Voice n+1. Telemarketing.
But is it science? Aeon
Antidote du Jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.