Friday, September 24, 2021

Links — 24 Sep 2021

Internationalist 360º
How the CIA Tried to Overthrow New Zealand’s Progressive Labor Government by Stoking White Racial Rage Against the Indigenous Māori Population
Murray Horton

Scientologists install software to get access to personal data in Russian firms — source

Moon of Alabama
NY Times Acknowledges U.S. Failure In Russia - Adds More To What Caused It

Bitcoin Magazine (mentions MMT, disparagingly)
Join the Bitcoin TikTok Army And Save Gen Z

Deseret News (totally wrong)
Washington can't keep running up debt without consequences | Opinion
Douglas Hervey and Blake Moore, Contributor

Market Watch
Key detail in China’s crypto crackdown is callout of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Tether
Mark DeCambre

Zero Hedge
China Is Responsible For More Than A Third Of World GDP Growth - This Is A Problem

Of Two Minds
What's Really Going On in China
Charles Hugh Smith

Market Watch
Why Costco is rationing toilet paper and paper towels again, and what it says about supply chains everywhere
Tonya Garcia

Common Dreams
Dems Who Opposed Pentagon Cuts Received Nearly 4x More Donations From Weapons Makers

'Radical’ Biden nominee faces backlash from banks

Fast Company
NASA scientists explain what’s driving the decline in Arctic sea ice
Alek Petty and Linette Boisvert

Politico (reading the riot act from the bench)
‘You’ve disgraced this country’: Judge rips Capitol riot defendant
Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney

AlterNet (Robert Kagan)
How the US is facing its ‘greatest political and constitutional crisis since the Civil War’
Alex Henderson

The Grayzone
US Congress outlines new phase of economic attacks and hybrid war on Nicaragua’s Sandinista government
Ben Norton


Peter Pan said...

Extradition case dropped - Canadians released

Andrew Anderson said...

Omarova said in a paper published in October that having Americans park their money at the Fed would allow the central bank to more directly and efficiently pull the levers of monetary policy by enabling it to credit individual citizens' accounts when there's a need to stimulate the economy. The system she envisioned would mark the end of the federal government's backing of bank deposits and other subsidies, meaning it would also eliminate the "too big to fail" problem in which Washington bails out big banks when they hit the skids.

"Banks, in other words, will not be 'special' anymore," Omarova wrote. "By separating their lending function from their monetary function, the proposed reform will effectively 'end banking,' as we know it."

Best news I've read in a while.

Read it and weep elitist bank toadies ... you know who you are.

Marian Ruccius said...

‘Foreign agent’ claims against Hong Kong’s Tiananmen Massacre vigil organisers defy understanding

"To claim that the tens of thousands who paid tribute to the June 4 victims were part of a plot by a 'foreign agent' intended to endanger national security is an insult to their collective conscience," writes Chris Yeung.
by Chris Yeung17:45, 7 September 2021