Thursday, December 6, 2018

Links — 6 Dec 2018

Calculated Risk
Trade Deficit increased to $55.5 Billion in October
Bill McBride

The Nation
New Cold War Dangers
Stephen F. Cohen | Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History, and Politics at New York University and Princeton University

Reminiscence of the Future
Do It, Or Else
Andrei Martyanov

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses
Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

Al Jazeera
Leonid Rogozin: Wag the dog in Ukraine?

Mint Press News
Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun Discusses Peaceful Coexistence, Love, and an Inclusive, Nonsectarian Syria
Eva Bartlett

Moon of Alabama
Whitewash - The 'Last Bastion Of Freedom' Is An Al-Qaeda Infested Town

Open Culture
In 1964, Isaac Asimov Predicts What the World Will Look Like Today: Self-Driving Cars, Video Calls, Fake Meats & More

Russian Observer
Patrick Armstrong

The Vineyard of the Saker
Why Russia won’t invade the Ukraine, the Baltic statelets or anybody else
The Saker

Zero Hedge
The US Achieves Energy Independence, Becomes Net Oil Exporter For First Time
Tyler Durden

Zero Hedge
HSBC Monitor Flagged 'Suspicious' Transactions Involving Huawei
Tyler Durden

Zero Hedge
A Defiant Huawei Says It Won't Change Ties With Suppliers Due To US Pressure
Tyler Durden

True Publica
Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise
Nafeez Ahmed


Andrew Anderson said...

Climate change and species extinctions are accelerating even as societies are experiencing rising inequality, unemployment, slow economic growth, rising debt levels, and impotent governments. from

Sounds like the inevitable consequences of government privileges for usury cartels.

But no, what we are told is:

Rather, these crises are part of the same fundamental transition to a new era characterized by inefficient fossil fuel production and the escalating costs of climate change. ibid

Except neither increasing real costs in energy production or climate change should increase inequality, should they?

Konrad said...

I agree with Andrew Anderson. Government privileges for private banks have created a world based on debt.

An indebted society is an insatiable society, since everyone must run faster and faster to service creditors, whose power grows exponentially via compound interest.