What We Read Today 18 October 2014

October 18th, 2014
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Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.

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Congress and the public took Paulson and Bernanke at their word as far as their plans for how to use the $700 billion was concerned. But you could see their real intent from the terms of the TARP itself. They refused to brook anything other than token restrictions on how they used a taxpayer-funded lifeline to reward banks and their executives* for incompetence and looting.
  • Articles about conflicts and disease around the world


Ebola: Mapping the outbreak (BBC News)

Amid Ebola fears, cruise ship quarantines worker, airline contacts travelers (CNN Health)

Texas Ebola Hospital Executive: 'We Fell Short' in First Response (NBC News)


Nigeria and Boko Haram 'agree ceasefire and girls' release' (BBC News)


War-war, not jaw-jaw (The Economist)

Old rivalries keeping Turkey on sidelines of Syria fight, analysts say (Fox News)


Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane (Al Jazeera)

Former Iraqi pilots training ISIS fighters to fly captured Syrian jets, rights group says (Fox News)


U.S. general says Iraq retaking some ground from Islamic State (Reuters)


Iran Threatens to Chase Terrorists in Pakistan (Just Like US!) (emptywheel) Hat tip to Naked Capitalism.


Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame (FT Alphaville)

Ukraine crisis: 'No breakthrough' in Putin-EU talks (BBC News)


Russia at the gates? US State Dept, Pentagon grilled over NATO expansion (RT)

Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: Mong Kok camp retaken from police (BBC News)

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