Monday, July 31, 2017

Dynasties of Inequality: Rolling Stone

The power of an idea is intense, just so long as it improves people’s lives. It’s the emotional quotient that counts most, and that comes back to leadership. As American political theorist Benjamin Barber said: “Above all we need smart mayors and smart citizens, not smart cities.”

The real story of inequality in Australia

A World Without Poor People (Sort of) Ian Welsh 

Trusts and tax minimisation explained

ack of Hope in America: The High Costs of Being Poor in a Rich Land

Tying the loss of economic mobility to the loss of hope and personal despair...
Former Georgian president Saakashvili could seek asylum in the US New Europe. Micael: “The dude that attacked Russia.”

Wells Fargo Lawyer Who Released Client Information Wants It Back Bloomberg L: “Another Wells Fargo innovation in customer disservice.”

How work changed to make us all passionate quitters aeon. IMHO this is a big reason  productivity isn’t growing. Turnover is a big cost to a business. And employees with their  eye on the door won’t go that extra mile for their company. By contrast, Goldman has very  low turnover and it is very adept at getting employees to invest psychologically in the firm.   

Why the Trump dynasty will last sixteen years Edward Luttwak, Times Literary Supplement

Senators Prepare Bill to Block Mueller Firing Daily Beast. Resilc: “The cracker backer bill of 2017, thank you for your service.”

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon New Yorker. Lambert: “So he didn’t know to take himself off the record?”

Conservative Woman Publicly Humiliates Trump American Conservative. Resilc flags:
The president’s primary problem as a leader is not that he is impetuous, brash or naive. It’s not that he is inexperienced, crude, an outsider. It is that he is weak and sniveling. It is that he undermines himself almost daily by ignoring traditional norms and forms of American masculinity.
I dunno. Trump is a lot like the first big TV star from Queens: Archie Bunker. I don’t recall anyone saying he wasn’t masculine.