Sunday’s news links – Oct. 6, 2019

Labor

Is the NCAA’s Abusive Wage Cartel Finally Going Down? American Conservative

The GM strike is really about the switch to electric cars MarketWatch

GM and UAW Near Deal to End Strike as Pay Issues Remain Bloomberg

Truck drivers are losing their jobs.

Capitalism

Another 4,200 truck drivers lost their jobs in September as a recession slams America’s $800 billion trucking industry Business Insider

Bestselling Pentagon Fiction William D. Hartung and Mandy Smithberger

For the Pentagon, happy days are here again (if they ever left). With a budget totaling more than $1.4 trillion for the next two years, the department is riding high, even as it attempts to set the stage for yet more spending increases in the years to come.

Im/migrants and refugees

Another ‘Economic and Racist Attack’ as Trump Moves to Bar Immigrants Who Can’t Afford Costly Private Health Insurance Common Dreams

The U.S. Led Coup Attempt In Iraq May Further Weaken That Country Moon of Alabama

Ecuador indigenous groups, workers continue fuel protests AlJazeera

Boeing Reportedly Scrapped 737 Max Safety System as It Was Too Expensive Interesting Engineering

How Tim Cook Won Donald Trump’s Ear WSJ

70th Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China: the Erasure of History Manlio Dinucci


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