Sunday’s news links – Sept. 5, 2021

A week after Hurricane Ida knocked power out in parts of New Orleans, many neighborhoods are still without electricity.

Nearly a Week Without Power, New Orleans Is Facing a ‘Race With the Clock’ NYTimes

Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.

Overlapping Disasters Expose Harsh Climate Reality: The U.S. Is Not Ready NYTimes

The Squad Joins Line 3 Pipeline Protests in Support of Fight Against Enbridge Truthout

The Forgotten Lessons of the Hamlet Fire John Drescher

Thirty years ago, a deadly fire at a chicken-processing plant in a poor North Carolina town prompted a push for employee safety. Now, workplace fatalities in the state are rising

Capitalist failure

The Employment Situation is Worse than the Unemployment Rate Indicates Bill McBride

Inflation could spark new global financial crisis, says Russia’s central bank FT

A surge in public and private sector debt levels during the recovery from the pandemic could cause the global economy to “deteriorate drastically and rapidly” if the US Federal Reserve has to jack up interest rates to quell inflation, the Bank of Russia warned in its annual monetary policy forecast.

World Economy Could Face 2008 Meltdown, Russia’s Central Bank Warns Moscow Times

In new report, regulator sees potential for global recession and financial crisis within 18 months.

Higher Pay for Low-Income Workers Undercut by Years of Wage Stagnation and Rising Inflation Capital & Main

The U.S. Power Grid Is At Risk Of Catastrophic Failure OilPrice

#COVID19

US now has more than four times as many cases of COVID and twice as many in hospital as this time last year with deaths up 80% – despite 62% of population with one shot amid Delta surge: Mu is now in LA Daily Mail

A Massacre Happened In New York City In The Summer Of 1863, But Nobody Seems To Know About It Gothamist

The Story Behind Gov. Kristi Noem’s Weird Mount Rushmore Gift to Donald Trump Daily Beast

Why America Should Suddenly Prepare For A Billion-Dollar ‘Internet Apocalypse’ Caused By The Sun Forbes

China

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