Naquela linha de dar amplitude e profundidade de campo à perspectivação do nosso sarilho, leituras recomendadas na totalidade: as transcrições não fazem justiça a todo o conteúdo, e surgem, por vezes, mais a sublinhar uma ou outra preocupação.
Chamo, em particular, a atenção à coleção de gráficos e quadros que acompanham a nota Charts (a terceira). A nota do FT sobre a conversa com Clinton (a diversos passos, muito interessante) não tem qualquer transcrição porque o jornal não quer, e embora não creia que mereça a sua atenção aquilo que faço ou deixo de fazer, cumpro com o definido. O bold é meu.
The GOP is "becoming a caricature of itself":
Rabbit-Hole Economics, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: Reading the transcript of Tuesday’s Republican debate on the economy is, for anyone who has actually been following economic events these past few years, like falling down a rabbit hole. Suddenly, you find yourself in a fantasy world where nothing looks or behaves the way it does in real life.
And since economic policy has to deal with the world we live in, not the fantasy world of the G.O.P.’s imagination, the prospect that one of these people may well be our next president is, frankly, terrifying. [....]
It’s a terrible thing when an individual loses his or her grip on reality. But it’s much worse when the same thing happens to a whole political party, one that already has the power to block anything the president proposes — and which may soon control the whole government.
The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation's history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high. In other words, in the never-ending tug-of-war between "labor" and "capital," there has rarely—if ever—been a time when "capital" was so clearly winning.