Links 3/17/2023 | naked capitalism

Lively volcano noticed on Venus. The planet’s not lifeless but.

Alligator within the Attic: Constructing Inspector Shocked to Discover 8-ft Beast in Three-Story House Subject & Stream

B-a-a-a-a-d Banks

Hearth the Fed Matt Stoller, BIG. Good clear enjoyable. Nicely value a learn.

Fed’s Yellen expects no new monetary disaster in ‘our lifetimes’ Reuters

The stupidest timeline would fairly naturally have the stupidest Secretary of the Treasury:

Sure, the clip is value watching, however put down your espresso.

Fed Blocked Point out of Regulatory Flaws in Silicon Valley Financial institution Rescue NYT

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I Was an S.V.B. Shopper. I Blame the Enterprise Capitalists NYT (Re Silc). Nicely value a learn. A telling element:

I’ll preserve my S.V.B. debit card as a memento, partly as a result of the enormous arrow emblem factors in the other way that it’s supposed to enter a card reader — an instance of a design that clearly went by means of no person testing. It’s additionally a reminder that profitable folks aren’t all the time the most effective choice makers.

ANHD Assertion on Signature Financial institution’s Closure The Affiliation for Neighborhood and Housing Improvement (timotheus). A well-deserved kick to the prostrate physique.

Wall Road banks to deposit $30bn into First Republic FT. That is the financial institution the place the depositors are rich lemmings, versus New York actual property lemmings (Signature), or tech bro lemmings (SVB).

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One other Chaotic Week for Banks Marks the Finish of an Period for the International Economic system John Authers, Bloomberg

Monetary Panic within the Age of Digital Banking and Social Media RAND

Crypto’s winners and losers after a financial institution run Politico

Pentagon Mobilized to Help Tech Startups After Financial institution Failure Protection One

Local weather

Brazilian researchers discover ‘terrifying’ plastic rocks on distant island Reuters. Look on my works, ye mighty….

Waste pickers accumulate meals waste, assist fight local weather change AP

Is Local weather Change Actually Making Fish Greater? A New Research Says Sure Subject & Stream Authentic.


The Strongest Proof But That an Animal Began the Pandemic Katherine Wu, The Atlantic. For some motive, The Atlantic breaks (Furzy Mouse) this story. A preprint, apparently, to return in Nature.

FDA provides radio silence on query of spring Covid boosters, as different nations push forward STAT


Xi Jinping to go to Vladimir Putin in Russia subsequent week FT

China jobs: Beijing urged to reform vocational training and finish discrimination to plug expert employee hole South China Morning Publish

China’s reply to ChatGPT? Baidu shares tumble as Ernie Bot disappoints Reuters

Cops probe whether or not fireplace at Chinese language billionaire’s NYC pad was set remotely NY Publish. Guo Wengui.

Asia-Arctic Diplomacy a Decade Later: What Has Modified? The Diplomat

Commentary: Can Cambodia’s future overseas coverage diverge from China? Channel Information Asia

Extra looted Cambodian relics returned from the US Globe_. Sensible transfer. For as soon as.


As Covid circumstances spike, Centre asks six states to maintain a strict vigil Enterprise Normal

Making the Mising brew in Majuli Individuals’s Archive of Rural India

Strike grips Sri Lanka as unions protest IMF bailout Channel Information Asia


Saudi-Iranian Détente Is a Wake-Up Name for America Overseas Coverage

China’s Good Workplaces Overseas Coverage

Iran Agrees to Cease Arming Houthis in Yemen as A part of Pact With Saudi Arabia WSJ

European Disunion

A canine day afternoon in French politics as Macron makes use of ‘nuclear possibility’ to boost retirement age France24 (Re Silc).

German viper attackers arrested Each day Information Hungary. Hmm.

Clashes get away in Greece as hundreds protest towards practice tragedy France24

New Not-So-Chilly Warfare

Poland to be 1st NATO member to present Ukraine fighter jets AP

U.S. Reaches Deep Into Its International Ammunition Stockpiles to Assist Ukraine WSJ

Russia Desires a Lengthy Warfare Overseas Affairs. The deck: “The West Must Ship Ukraine Extra Arms, Extra Shortly.” Particularly the form of arms that 16-year-olds pulled off the road can fireplace with minimal coaching?

The conflict exacerbates Ukraine’s inhabitants decline new report exhibits EU Science Hub

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Prime China and US envoys communicate with Ukrainian overseas minister about conflict’s outlook South China Morning Publish

‘Searching rifles’ — actually? China ships assault weapons and physique armor to Russia Politico

Russia will get better US drone wreckage from Black Sea if obligatory: Kremlin Andalu Company

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When MI6 Betrayed Ukraine’s Resistance to Russia Declassified UK

Far-right Ukrainian World Congress calls for Hollywood take “acceptable motion” towards Prime Gun: Maverick WSWS

Biden Administration

Seasoned Russia Envoy Joins Biden’s NSC Overseas Coverage. Really useful by Victoria Nuland, so seasoned with what?

Biden’s Italian thriller Axios. No ambassador.

Provide Chain

Unprecedented ranges of institutional capital making its means into maritime providers Splash 24/7


The Unpredictable Talents Rising From Giant AI Fashions Quanta


Public Well being Regulation Modernization 2.0: Rebalancing Public Well being Powers And Particular person Liberty In The Age Of COVID-19 Well being Affairs

Imperial Collapse Watch

America’s Navy Will depend on Minerals That China Controls Overseas Coverage

The Improvement and Validation of the Epistemic Vice Scale Assessment of Philosophy and Psychology (Phil R). From 2021, nonetheless germane. From the Summary: “Epistemic vices have been outlined as character traits that intrude with buying, sustaining, and transmitting information. Examples of epistemic vice are gullibility and indifference to information. It has been hypothesized that epistemically vicious persons are particularly vulnerable to misinformation and conspiracy theories.” For instance, mainstream macro? Droplet principle?

Class Warfare

The Fishing Revolution and the Origins of Capitalism Month-to-month Assessment. Attention-grabbing!

Bandcamp Staff Type Union: ‘It’s Not Sufficient to Get Small Wins Alone’ Rolling Stone

A Ebook and New Documentary Discover the Potentialities of Ink-Making in City Environments Colossal. Jackpot-ready!

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