Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Some Interesting Articles (and one video) on the Web (September 16, 2014)

“Singer recruits former Secretary of State Albright for its dispute with Argentina.” MercoPress article.

“A Sensible Step to Mitigate Sovereign Bond Dysfunction.” Anna Gelpern writing for the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
“Holdouts give vultures a bad name.” Martin Wolf writing for the Financial Times.

“Contract Exuberance.” Anna Gelpern blog post at Credit Slips.
“Argentina passes new debt bill with eye on next payment.” Reuters article.

Ukraine and Related Issues:

“War in Europe: Putin has invaded Ukraine. Is it hysterical to prepare for total war with Russia? Or is it naive not to?” Anne Applebaum article in Slate. She is an American journalist who is married to Radosław Sikorski, Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs. Her article conveys the nervousness and fear in Eastern Europe about Russia.
“Russia's army is so brazen they painted this tank with the name of its Ukrainian target.” Max Fisher writing for Vox.

“Putin Has Done NATO a Big Favor.” John Cassidy of The New Yorker.
“Finland’s Lesson for Ukraine.” René Nyberg op-ed for The New York Times.

“Arm Ukraine or Surrender.” Ben Judah op-ed for The New York Times.
“Ukraine: A Catastrophic Defeat.” Blog post by Tim Judah for The New York Review of Books. (Note: Tim Judah is Ben Judah’s father and my cousin.)

“Why #RussiaInvadedUkraine Matters.” New York Times op-ed by Chrystia Freeland.
“Russia’s Next Land Grab.” New York Times op-ed by Brenda Shaffer.

“Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin.” Article by John J. Mearsheimer in Foreign Affairs. Note the rebuttals below.

“Is the West to Blame for Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine? Of Course Not!” Anders Aslund writing for the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

“Time to end the bloody Ukraine conflict.” Katrina vanden Heuvel, writing for The Washington Post, agrees with John J. Mearsheimer. She is the editor and publisher of The Nation.

“What’s The Matter With France?” Paul Krugman blog post.

“Austerity, France and Memories” Simon Wren-Lewis blog post.
“The Greater Depression.” Brad DeLong writing for Project Syndicate.

“Tragedy or Triumph.” Linda Greenhouse writing for The New York Times about the recess appointment decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The Obamacare train keeps not wrecking.” Ezra Klein writing for Vox.

“Where Prices Don’t Want to Rise.” Floyd Norris writing for The New York Times.

“Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks.” New York Times article by Eric Lipton, Brooke Williams, and Nicholas Confessore.
“You Missed $1 Trillion Return Agreeing With Fed Naysayers.” Bloomberg article by Cordell Eddings.

“Apple Pay and the CFPB.” Adam Levitin at Credit Slips argues that Apple may be subject to financial regulation because of Apple Pay.
“Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent.” Nick Bilton writing for The New York Times.

“New sparks fly between CIA, Senate Intelligence Committee.” Ali Watkins writing for the McClatchy newspapers.
“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scottish Independence.” Video  from the HBO program.