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SVB’s downfall, Trump’s collusion with Israel, windowless bedrooms, and more

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Nation Weekly
March 24, 2023
“The idea that capital requirements provide safety is an economists’ illusion,” writes James Galbraith.

This week, Galbraith broke down how Silicon Valley Bank and its small bank peers plummeted this month, and what so-called financial experts across politics and academia got wrong about the matter. “The Fed works—as a wise Republican monetarist told me many years ago—for the biggest banks…the big banks are not the friends of smaller banks…[and] the big banks, which operate across the globe, depend on the God-almighty dollar.”

What Elizabeth Warren, Larry Summers, and Paul Krugman All Got Wrong About SVB
It’s a war for the dollar—and the big banks. The rest of us better hold on tight.
James K. Galbraith
The Trump Campaign’s Collusion With Israel
While US media fixated on Russian interference in the 2016 election, an Israeli secret agent’s campaign to influence the outcome went unreported.
James Bamford
We Cannot Countenance Windowless Bedrooms
Sunlight is not an amenity; it’s a basic human necessity.
Kate Wagner
Indigenous Leaders Are Being Forced Into Exile
Facing institutionalized violence from the government and opposition groups, some Indigenous activists in Guatemala have no choice but to flee.
María Inés Taracena
The Racist, Right-Wing Return of “Dilbert”
The creator of the satirical comic strip about white-collar work has relaunched the cartoon in a very unfunny way.
Norman Solomon
Katha Pollitt on Women in 2023, Plus Christian Appy on Protest in 1969
On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, we review the bad news–and the good news–about American women. We’ll also talk about the Vietnam Moratorium protests.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
New Fronts on the Abortion Fight
On this episode of The Time of Monsters, Moira Donegan on anti-choice legal warfare.
Jeet Heer

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