Morning Reads – Thursday, February 7, 2019

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Grindelwald
Grindelwald

Suntrust merging with BB&T. HQ moving to Charlotte.

Benevolus
Benevolus

I don’t have a wsj subscription so I can’t read that socialism article, but interested in discussing if anyone wants to.

What are they saying is ‘socialism’?
What is changing that (presumably) makes them wary of it?

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

I know snark is on the outs here, but socialism is whatever suits GOP opinion. I don’t think you’ll be hearing the word socialism from the GaGOP with respect to tens of millions of state tax dollars of more for rural broadband.

Grindelwald
Grindelwald

The talk about socialism isn’t about socialism. Our economy – like every economy in the developed world – is a mix of “capitalist” market institutions and “socialist” regulatory and re-distributive institutions. If the WSJ is really concerned about socialism, I look forward to the editorial board’s next column calling for an end to Social Security and Medicare. I’m sure that will go over real well with their readership. Socialism v. capitalism isn’t a binary choice. Anyone framing the argument this way is either not that bright or operating in bad faith. The real debate is over how we structure and… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

The gist of the editorial was an attempt to paint the entire democratic party with some of the extreme rhetoric of AOC and Elizabeth Warren. Here’s what they criticized: 1) The Green New Deal (AOC) 2) Medicare for All (Most democrats) 3) A guaranteed government job for all (AOC and Warren) 4) A new system of corporate control (Shareholder’s Bill Of Rights) (Warren) 5) Higher taxes on the wealthy (Many democrats) I might add that nearly the entire editorial page was devoted to the re-election of DJT even though the WSJ is very critical of his temperament and his tariffs.… Read more »

chefdavid
chefdavid

Under socialism everybody could access the WSJ article.

edatlanta
edatlanta

Man was “Murderville” disappointing. Good episodes but no cohesion to the story other than the wrong man is in prison.

drjay
drjay

abrams senate buzz? i just read a piece from the nyt that wonders why not president…

alpha male
alpha male

I will happily crawl over broken glass to vote against her again.

2 predictions: 1) Perdue defeats her relatively easily and
2) Abrams will refuse to concede.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Also; Perdue/Raffensperger will claim she hacked the election (with zero evidence) 3 days before election day?

chefdavid
chefdavid

+100

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Florida Republican Congressman Gaetz took the opportunity to expound on Trump’s wall at the first House Judiciary Committee meeting on gun control since 2007.

https://www.newsweek.com/republican-promotes-border-wall-gun-legislation-hearing-1321024

Cool. I’m all for comprehensive legislation. Since the gun control and the wall are linked, no wall funding without gun control. That was easy.