Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Another Nail - Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested in Blow to Democracy Camp

Jacob Goldstein, Money: The True Story of a Made-up Thing is a good introduction to its chosen topic

Inc. 5000 2020Introducing the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Explore Inc.’s annual ranking of the private companies with the most proven track records.”

THREAD:  “Let me tell you a story. It’s about six passenger flights from Wuhan that led to an unprecedented global disaster.”

Related:  Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis.

Also:  Xi Jinping’s China did this: The corrupt, criminal regime wasted 40 days blocking information while it crushed domestic dissent and ensured COVID-19 would become a global pandemic.

Tax Office probes early super withdrawals

More than 400 account holders withdrawing retirement savings through the government's superannuation early access scheme are being investigated by the Australian Taxation Office.

The ATO said the pilot reviews will consider whether individuals met rules for the expected $42 billion scheme, which has been dogged by allegations of misuse and even involvement by criminal organisations.

"The outcomes of these reviews will guide the nature and extent of broader compliance activities regarding eligibility," a spokesman said.

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A staggering 24,000 people have reported their personal details stolen so far this year, as experts warn scammers have been targeting Australians' COVID-19 financial relief payments and superannuation. 

 Identity theft soars during COVID-19 as scammers target government payments, superannuation

NSW Premier apologises 'unreservedly' for Ruby Princess disembarkation

We Leave the Milkweed Standing as a Monument to a Vanishing World Esquire


Speculation & Innovation Investor Amnesia


Banks braced as pandemic poses biggest test since financial crisis (free) FT


Amazon Is a Private Government. Congress Needs to Step Up. The Atlantic



Power Politics Makes the World More Predictable Valdai Discussion Club. Read all the way


to the end.

Why Russia Likes to Play Aerial ‘Chicken’ with America The National Interest



Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested in Blow to Democracy Camp Bloomberg



Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 days Los Angeles Times


Another huge unemployment wave is coming—and there’s an obvious way to stop it Sara Nelson, Fortune

Some people are still waiting for a stimulus check to arrive: What’s the holdup? USA Today

Collaborative Approach To Public Goods Investments (CAPGI): Lessons Learned From A Feasibility Study Health Affairs

The Fallacy of the Civic Champion Ross Barkan, Political Currents

Did they even hang bears? LRB. On the Vikings.

A Lot of What Is Known about Pirates Is Not True, and a Lot of What Is True Is Not Known.Humanities 

Let This Online Tool Fill Your Home With the Annoying Office Sounds You Secretly Miss Mental Floss. Kevin W: “Yes, this is for real. Here is the website-https://soundofcolleagues.com/”