Air Keeps Pumping Into the U.S. Valuation Balloon John Authers, Bloomberg
After the Fall LRB. From 2018, still germane.
Judge OKs $13.5 billion PG&E settlement with fire victims’ lawyers San Francisco Chronicle
The Problem with the Labour Party Benjamin Studebaker
French strikers angry about pension reform cut power to homes, companies Reuters. Those “companies” including the Bank of France.
CAA Protests Live: Protesters Detained Across Country, Mobile Services Suspended in Delhi The Wire. In New Delhi, authorities also imposed a ban on meetings of more than four people in some of its Muslim-dominated districts.
Small border crossings can have big dimensions Nikkei Asian Review
China’s Economic Choices Lowy Insitute
Hong Kong protesters are naming and shaming police officers Nikkei Asian Review
Chinese students defiant as university charter cuts ‘freedom of thought’ Agence France Presse
Can Japan persuade Southeast Asia not to break the rules-based order as China dangles cash? South China Morning Post
If France Wants The Middle East, Let Them Have It The American Conservative
Realignment and Legitimacy
The Impending Ruling Class Mental Breakdown and Riot Black Agenda Report. You ain’t seen nuthin yet.
Working Past 70: Chileans Struggle to Get By on Meager Pensions Latin American Herald Tribune (Timotheus).
The moment of triumph:
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Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial Politico. Lordy. Galaxy brain take: Don’t let Mitch McConnell conduct a Potemkin impeachment trial Lawrence Tribe, WaPo.
Tulsi Gabbard votes ‘present’ for Trump impeachment Star-Advertiser. Both articles.
Five Questions Still Remaining After the Release of the Horowitz Report Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
Meet the man behind the CIA gift store, the country’s most secretive swag shop WaPo. Limited edition electrodes, signed and numbered by Gina Haspel. The perfect stocking stuffer for your CIA Democrat!
Universal Basic Income: An Idea Whose Time Has Come The American Conservative “And even better, UBI is designed to replace every other entitlement program.”
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A Way To Think Clearly About “Medicare For All” Debates Current Affairs
Samsung chair imprisoned and 24 others found guilty in union-busting case Ars Technica. Jail time for union-busting?!
The Threat to Life as We Know It: The View from Sri Lanka Counterpunch. From the originator of Analog Forestry.
Antidote du jour (C):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.