Sunday’s news links – Dec. 13, 2020

Kris Smith

42-year-old protest leader Kris Smith shot and killed Friday, chaplain says Courier-Journal

The Real ‘Persons of the Year’: Black Lives Matter Protestors and Essential Workers

‘We’re already too late’: Unemployment lifeline to lapse even with an aid deal Politico

#COVID19

More Americans dead from COVID-19 than US battle deaths in WWII Business Insider

Military-grade camera shows risks of airborne coronavirus spread Washington Post

The Failure of the Public Health Establishment Peter Dorman

Vogue Story Spotlighting Vineyard Wedding Is Quickly Taken Down Vineyard Gazette

Trump coup?

Trump Campaign to Run Ads Promoting Effort to Overturn Election Bloomberg

Multiple people stabbed after thousands gather for pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington Washington Post

One person shot in Washington state during violent election protest TheHill

It’s the index, stupid! Our New Not-So-Neutral Financial Market Arbiters Notes on the Crises

Over the course of 2020, Elon Musk’s wealth skyrocketed from $27.7 billion to $147 billion. Musk even overtook Bill Gates, to become the second richest person in the world. … In an already record-breaking year, Tesla’s largest and most rapid increase in valuation came in November, due to its announced inclusion into the S&P 500 index … Index providers have become oligopolies with enormous influence on financial investment decisions — and the striking case of Tesla will not be the last.

Venezuela

International Observers Present Report on Venezuelan Parliamentary Elections Venezuelanalysis

Brexit

Brexit: No-deal navy threat ‘irresponsible’, says Tobias Ellwood BBC

France to ‘keep calm and carry on’ as UK readies navy to protect fishing rights France24

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