It’d be nice if we’d honor the peacemakers

There is a new blog entry, “A Marxist counterfactual.”


Are we ever going to finish honoring yet another war criminal? And yeah, it’d be nice if we accorded peacemakers anything like these honors.
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Screenshot from Jacobin newsletter, December 6, 2018, fair use.


James Comey

All that about Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen?[1] Repeat with Michael Flynn.[2] And, by the way, we’re still not seeing the actual fire below all this smoke.

Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman, and Devlin Barrett, “Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance,’” Washington Post, December 4, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-seeks-no-prison-time-for-former-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn-citing-his-substantial-assistance/2018/12/04/a5c56a5a-f72a-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html


Ridesharing

Yves Smith isn’t the first[3] to predict Uber’s demise.[4] And she doesn’t understand the business nearly so well as she thinks she does; it would have been better had she actually talked to some drivers, especially some drivers who have experience both with the taxi business and the ridesharing business.

Jake Offenhartz, “NYC Establishes First Ever Minimum Wage For Uber & Lyft Drivers,” Gothamist, December 5, 2018, http://gothamist.com/2018/12/05/uber_lyft_driver_wages_nyc.php

Yves Smith, “Uber Is Headed for a Crash,” New York, December 4, 2018, http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/will-uber-survive-the-next-decade.html


 

  1. [1]Dana Bash, Kara Scannell, and Evan Perez, “Two key answers from Trump to Mueller,” CNN, November 28, 2018, https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/11/28/politics/trump-mueller-answers-wikileaks-trump-tower/index.html; Carol D. Leonnig and Josh Dawsey, “‘Individual 1’: Trump emerges as a central subject of Mueller probe,” Washington Post, November 29, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/individual-1-trump-emerges-as-a-central-subject-of-mueller-probe/2018/11/29/e3968994-f3f7-11e8-80d0-f7e1948d55f4_story.html; Harry Litman, “What Was Paul Manafort Thinking?” New York Times, November 27, 2018, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/opinion/what-was-paul-manafort-thinking.html; Jennifer Rubin, “Trump should be freaked out right about now,” Washington Post, November 29, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2018/11/29/trump-should-be-freaked-out-right-about-now/; Jeffrey Toobin, “The Legal Perils That Michael Cohen’s Guilty Plea Poses for Donald Trump,” New Yorker, November 29, 2018, https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-legal-perils-that-michael-cohens-guilty-plea-pose-for-donald-trump; Jonathan Vankin, “Robert Mueller Set Ingenious Trap For Trump In Collusion Case And Tricked Manafort Into Helping, Experts Say,” Inquisitr, November 26, 2018, https://www.inquisitr.com/5181923/robert-mueller-set-trap-for-trump-russia-collusion-paul-manafort/; Paul Waldman, “It looks like a big day for collusion. No wonder Trump is raging,” Washington Post, November 27, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/11/27/its-a-big-day-for-collusion-no-wonder-trump-is-raging/
  2. [2]Carol D. Leonnig, Rosalind S. Helderman, and Devlin Barrett, “Mueller seeks no prison time for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, citing his ‘substantial assistance,’” Washington Post, December 4, 2018, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mueller-seeks-no-prison-time-for-former-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn-citing-his-substantial-assistance/2018/12/04/a5c56a5a-f72a-11e8-863c-9e2f864d47e7_story.html
  3. [3]Ryan Felton, “Uber Is Doomed,” Jalopnik, February 24, 2017, http://jalopnik.com/uber-is-doomed-1792634203
  4. [4]Yves Smith, “Uber Is Headed for a Crash,” New York, December 4, 2018, http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/will-uber-survive-the-next-decade.html

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