Here is what we are reading:
Stocks slump after report says Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are ‘highly unlikely’ to meet before a critical trade war deadline – Business Insider. Hope for a permanent solution are proving to be ephemeral.
E.U. Rebuffs May’s New Brexit Demand, but Promises More Talks – New York Times. If only there was a playbook for ending long-standing trade deals without the pain. Nah.
To most of the world, Brexit is a joke. To Northern Ireland, it’s trauma restored – Quartz. So many details.
How Trump and the Brexiteers froze the world’s IPO market – Quartz. And one more thing.
Liberal Democrats Formally Call for a Green New Deal, Giving Substance to a Rallying Cry – New York Times. The economic driver for the next 20 years – 100% green in 10 years.
The truth about big oil and climate change – The Economist. Exxon Mobil keeps steaming backward.
2018 was one of the hottest years ever – Vox. There is some urgency.
This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work – EllenBrown.com.
Acting AG Whitaker won’t testify unless Dems drop subpoena threat – Axios. He might not like your questions, so, no.
Siding With ‘Loan Sharks’ Over Consumers, Trump CFPB Moves to Gut Payday Lender Regulations – Common Dreams. And a name change to “floccinaucinihilipilification”.