What We Read Today 07 November 2014

November 7th, 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.

  • The Cognitive Dissonance Election (Alex Tribou, Chloe Whiteaker and David Ingol, Bloomberg) The country that voted to give the Senate back to conservative Republicans also voted for more marijuana, fewer abortion restrictions, higher minimum wages, and more gambling.

Follow up:

  • Two Election Winners (David Kotok, The Big Picture) Kotok ( a wealth manager) says the two winners were the GINI coefficient and the labor participation rate. In the first case the GINI coefficient's upper levels voted and carried the day as the lower levels stayed home. Kotok also thinks the victims of the lower labor participation rate also stayed home providing a victory for that decline as well.
"This election outcome was about the divisions within our society. Those divisions will continue for the next two years. They are likely to be just as profound in 2016. That presidential race started in earnest last night."
  • FT: European Central Bank united on liquidity injection (Nikkei Asian Review) Mario Draghi now has unanimous support from the European Central Bank's governing council to inject €1 trillion to rescue the eurozone economy from stagnation. This removes concerns about growing divisions within the central bank. Draghi now has the support needed for a full scale QE action of bond-buying should the threat of deflation persist.
  • Articles about difficulties, conflicts and disease around the world

Ebola

How did nurse Amber Vinson get Ebola? 'It is a mystery to me,' she tells CNN (CNN Health)

Ebola cover-up revealed! Pandemic news ordered shut down by feds as NYC Ebola watch list explodes to 357 people (Natural News) Econintersect has not verified this report.

How to plan for a post-Ebola West Africa (The Conversation)

Libya

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sanctions on Libyan factions to try to halt proxy war (Reuters)

Turkey

Turkey walks tightrope over Kobane after peshmerga deployment (AFP, Yahoo! News)

Erdogan presidential palace cost soars for Turkey (BBC News)

Syria

US urged to escalate its war in Syria to save rebel allies (Al Jazeera)

Khorasan group back in US crosshairs as air strikes hit non-Isis targets in Syria : Air strikes on little-known group alleged to be al-Qaida affiliate raise questions about expansion of US air war in Syria and Iraq (The Guardian)

US anti-ISIL strategy faces major setback in Syria’s second city (Al Jazeera)

Iraq

UK's role in Iraq to be boosted (BBC News)

Islamic State Suffering Setbacks in Syria and Iraq (abc News)

Ukraine

Ukraine Lurches Back Toward Open War on East Fighting (Bloomberg)

Putin discusses 'deterioration' in east Ukraine, Kiev denies fresh offensive (Reuters)

Russia

Russia’s Timchenko Probed For Money Laundering (Bloomberg)

Brazil

Biggest Brazil City Desperate for Water in Drought (abc News)


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