Wednesday’s news links – Feb. 5, 2020

New Details Show How Deeply Iowa Caucus App Developer Was Embedded in Democratic Establishment Lee Fang, The Intercept

Clinton campaign veterans linked with app that contributed to caucus chaos Des Moines Register

DNC Mulls Asking Donald Trump To Run As Democrat In Effort To Stop Sanders The Onion

Judge Denies ‘Stand Your Ground’ Defense For Alabama Woman Who Killed Her Alleged Rapist The Appeal

Schoolchildren aged 10-11 and 16-17 are the most likely to become homeless in the U.S.

Homeless US student population ‘highest in more than a decade’ BBC

Trump’s trickle dries up Michael Roberts

The bulk of productive investment decisions remain in the hands of big business. Out of the 20% of US GDP in investment, only 3% is public investment and much of that is military spending. Until that ratio is reversed, “relentless Keynesian” fiscal spending will no more boost growth than ‘trickle-down’ economics. Only a good, deep recession can restore profitability by sharply reducing the costs of fixed assets and new investments for those businesses that survive.

Indigenous Peoples

The Super Bowl Is Over. The Discrimination Indigenous Peoples Face Is Not. Sojourners

Puerto Rico

Union denounces privatization of medical center operations Prensa Latina

Miami sees a return to Cold War cultural hard line on Cuba AP

People who think capitalism is fair are less likely to be bothered by poverty Arianne Cohen


Study claiming new coronavirus can be transmitted by people without symptoms was flawed Science

Novel coronavirus’ death rate going down – WHO CNN

Millions in China banish virus blues with online games, video apps Reuters


News-Leader employees vote to establish union

Hotel Loses Cambria Affiliation Amid Ongoing Strike

Sinn Féin leads way in Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI poll with highest support ever Irish Times

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