FM newswire for July 21, interesting articles about geopolitics
21 July 2010
Today’s links to interesting news and analysis. If you find this useful, please pass it to friends and colleagues.
- Recommended: Analysis of the Reagan tax cuts: “Goodbye Supply Side“, Kevin Williamson, National Review, 3 May 2010
- Do conservative economists believe that tax cuts pay for themselves?, Bruce Bartlett, Capital Gains and Games, 17 July 2010 — Their quotes provide the answer.
- Recommended, about DoD info ops run against us: “Behind the media contractors’ veil“, Mark Prendergast, Stars and Stripes, 12 July 2010
- Recommended: “The Real U.S. Government“, Glenn Greenwald, Salon, 17 July 2010 — Gets good halfway through.
- The opposite of what the mainstream media reported: “Amiri Told CIA Iran Has No Nuclear Bomb Programme“, Gareth Porter”, Gareth Porter, IPS, 19 July 2010
- “American Hypocrites – The only thing Americans hate more than big government is the absence of government protection“, Anne Applebaum, Slate, 19 July 2010
- Big factual errors in the above Applebaum article (lies repeated eventually become consensus, which is why propaganda works), exposed by Matthew Yglesias, ThinkProgress, 20 July 2010
- “Advice for General Petraeus on the Rules of Engagement: It’s Neither/Nor, Not Either/Or“, Tom Engelhardt, 20 July 2010
- “Do sovereign debt ratios matter?“, Michael Pettis (Prof Finance, Peking U), 20 July 2010
- Another lynching by Andrew Breitbart (leading conservative propagandist), as usual playing fast and loose with the facts: “Longer Video of Speech in Question Is Released by N.A.A.C.P.“, New York Times, 21 July 2010 — But his audience loves lies, assuring his success.
- Speaking of conservative lies (still believed by many of faithful): “Born in the U.S.A. – The truth about Obama’s birth certificate“, FactCheck (U Penn), 1 November 2008
- About those jihadist terrorists: “The Case for Calling Them Nitwits“, Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, The Atlantic, July/August 2010
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