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Friday Links

  1. The new trailer for the forthcoming Adam Curtis six part series Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
  2. Adam Curtis explains it all to The New Yorker.
  3. Ex-Goldman Sachs trader Anton Kreil explains how Payment For Order Flow works – why Robinhood protected its relationship with Citadel Securities during the GameStop speculative bubble.
  4. Doug Henwood on GameStop and the stock market’s absurdity.
  5. Cory Doctorow on GameStop, Citadel Securities, and Payment For Order Flow.
  6. The trading book to read to understand Robinhood’s GameStop decision.
  7. Lasse Heje Pedersen explains why hedge funds focus on liquidity.
  8. Damien Foley’s MBA journey with the Melbourne Business School.
  9. The author of the best hedge fund history book More Money Than God.
  10. Robinhood’s statement on its GameStop decision.

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Thursday Links

  1. The pandemic disaster that might not matter (The Atlantic).
  2. Child poverty and the essence of Bidenomics (The New Yorker).
  3. Stop calling everyone a tech bro (Wired).
  4. The GameStop saga and casino capitalism (The New Republic).
  5. A dead professor and teaching a university art class (Slate).
  6. Capitol’s apocalypse (CounterPunch).
  7. What kind of North Korea will Biden face? (Council on Foreign Relations).
  8. Hedge fund traders lose to retail traders running amok (Bloomberg).
  9. Wall Street Bets (Reddit).
  10. Expel Josh Hawley (The Nation).

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Thursday Links

  1. United States Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s poem The Hill We Climb.
  2. Why Amanda Gorman’s poem is a stunning vision of democracy (The New Yorker).
  3. What’s happening to QAnon now (Slate).
  4. The uncertain promise of Biden’s Presidency (The New Republic).
  5. Parler’s Russian reprieve (Wired).
  6. What Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia means for Vladimir Putin (New Statesman).
  7. Kamala Harris: she did it (The Atlantic).
  8. Media literacy standards to counter truth decay (RAND Corporation).
  9. Digital fingerprints are identifying Capitol rioters (Brookings Institution).
  10. Victor Davis Hanson: stabbing Hector’s corpse (Hoover Institution).
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Wednesday Links

  1. Obituary for a failed Presidency (The New Yorker).
  2. The Presidency is a bad job (The New Republic).
  3. Why Trump’s “1776 Report” is dangerous (Slate).
  4. Let’s not venerate or expand the post-9/11 response (Reason).
  5. The ongoing collapse of the world’s aquifers (Wired).
  6. It all began with Russia (MotherJones).
  7. Farewell to a monster (The Nation).
  8. A rising tide of violence (New York Review of Books).
  9. Trump pardons Steve Bannon, dozens of others (San Francisco Chronicle).
  10. Writing off Afghanistan: does Biden have a choice? (CSIS).
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Tuesday Links

  1. The long prologue to the Capitol Hill riot (The New Yorker).
  2. Phil Spector transformed pop music and destroyed lives (Slate).
  3. Trump and ‘the cyber’ (Wired).
  4. Deirdre McCloskey has a new economics book coming out (Marginal Revolution).
  5. Trump failed to erase Obama’s legacy (New York Magazine).
  6. Biden and climate change (MotherJones).
  7. How can corporate leaders defend democracy? (Council on Foreign Relations).
  8. COVID-19 and US global partnership (Brookings Institution).
  9. QAnon is destroying the GOP from within (The Atlantic).
  10. MLK/FBI offers insights about Martin Luther King Jr (Vanity Fair).
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Monday Links

  1. MLK/FBI – a powerful new film about Dr Martin Luther King and the FBI.
  2. Capitol siege video from The New Yorker reporter Luke Mogelson.
  3. The Republican plot to rig the 2024 election (The New Republic).
  4. The coronavirus is evolving before our eyes (The Atlantic).
  5. Climate change needs an Operation Warp Speed (Wired).
  6. Karl Rove: Trump more likely to be convicted if Giuliani defends him (Slate).
  7. Economist Tyler Cowen: what I’ve been reading (Marginal Revolution).
  8. Why Trump isn’t a fascist (New Statesman).
  9. What Madison Cawthorn saw at the Insurrection (New York Magazine).
  10. After Trump, is American democracy doomed by populism (Council on Foreign Relations).
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Friday Links

  1. Trump’s been umplugged. Now what? (The New Yorker).
  2. Is there any chance the Senate will convict? (Slate).
  3. This impeachment is different (The Atlantic).
  4. TikTok and Sea Chanteys (Wired).
  5. Biden will inherit healthy Indo-Pacific alliances (RAND Corporation).
  6. They’ve been calling for bloodshed the whole time (New York Magazine).
  7. Addressing white supremacy in political science (Duck of Minerva).
  8. The Capitol, fortified (The Nation).
  9. Conflicts to watch in 2021 (Council on Foreign Relations).
  10. How Edward Hopper became an artist for the pandemic age (New Statesman).
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Thursday Links

  1. Tyler Cowen: the volatility of events is correlated (and not in a good way) (Bloomberg).
  2. Trump’s second impeachment was just as awful as the original (The New Yorker).
  3. An important book that I’m using for a Postdoc proposal in 2021.
  4. The War on Terror only created more terror in America (The New Republic).
  5. Europeans recognise Trumpism for what it is (The Atlantic).
  6. Who dies for Donald Trump? (New York Magazine).
  7. Republicans still don’t get it (Slate).
  8. Scientists have sequenced dire wolf DNA (Wired).
  9. The other attack inside the Capitol that we need to talk about (Fast Company).
  10. Bury me furious (The Nation).
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Wednesday Links

  1. What’s wrong with the way we work (The New Yorker).
  2. Fred Kaplan: are we ready for the next round of insurrection? (Slate).
  3. The undoing of China’s economic miracle (The Atlantic).
  4. Trump made the stupidest possible argument on Mike Pence (New York Magazine).
  5. Don’t forget who the pre-attack rally sponsors were (MotherJones).
  6. Trump still has cable news (The New Republic).
  7. Social networks and economic mobility (Brookings Institution).
  8. What the Biden Presidency means for US economic policy (Hoover Institution).
  9. The Battle of Capitol Hill (RAND Corporation).
  10. Profound rebuilding needed to shore up U.S. democracy (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).
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Tuesday Links

  1. Trump can’t be allowed to escape justice again (The New Yorker).
  2. The Democrats’ stark, historic choice (The New Republic).
  3. What new details tell us about the Capitol rioters’ plans (Slate).
  4. The alien among us: searching for the meaning of David Bowie (New Statesman).
  5. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has tested positive for COVID (New York Magazine).
  6. If you are going to survive, you must prepare to fail (Wired).
  7. COVID-19 saved Morrison, but climate is the real test (The Saturday Paper).
  8. Did optics beat out Capitol security? (Vanity Fair).
  9. Lana Del Ray talks about new album, Capitol riots, haters (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
  10. I’m fine with it, but economist Tyler Cowen asks: Should Twitter have banned Donald Trump? (Marginal Revolution).