Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Links — 1 Jan 2019 — Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!

Medicare for All – How Can We Pay for It? (pays for itself)
Sharmini Peries interviews Robert Pollin and Michael Lighty


Michael Roberts Blog
20 years of the euro – part one: has it been a success? (depends on for whom)
Michael Roberts

Jamaica Global
Donald J. Harris | Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Intel Today
United States Strategic Command : “We are ready to drop something much, much bigger.”

Caitlin Johnstone — Rogue Journalist
US Military Apologizes For Posting Uncomfortably Honest Tweet
Caitlin Johnstone

Renegade, Inc.
Truth, Lies, & Intention (dealing with narrative control)
Mark GB

India Punchline
World is safe from global conflict in 2019 (despite brinksmanship, nobody wants a war)
M. K. Bhadrakumar | retired diplomat with the Indian Foreign Service

Zero Hedge
Chinese Admiral Wants To "Sink Two US Aircraft Carriers" Over South China Sea
Tyler Durden

The Enlightened Economist
Look ahead to books out in 2019 (a few things look interesting)
Diane Coyle | freelance economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury. She is a member of the UK Competition Commission and is acting Chairman of the BBC Trust, the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation

James Petras Website
The New Year Past and Future
James Petras | Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Ian Welsh
Looking Back At The Year That Was, And Forward To Hell (pessimistic)

Thinking about American Totalitarianism (very pessimistic)

Meher Baba
The New Humanity (optimistic)

1 comment:

Konrad said...

Russia’s $75 trillion in resources is why sanctions are impossible

After reading this article, I looked at Russian metrics, and they are indeed doing very well. Even better, most of Russia’s biggest industries are at least 51% state-owned. This sustains the profit motive, while letting the Russian government have the last say in corporate decisions, so that corporate greed does not commandeer and destroy Russia as it is destroying the USA.

The Russians have enough natural resources that they can low-ball most competitors. But when the US tells various nations that they cannot buy from Russia, and that they must pay more money, the USA looks like an a**hole.