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New York Cannabis Program Becomes Field Day for Private Equity Exploitation, Including Predatory Loans, Overpriced Leases to Store Owners

Yves here. The New York City publication THE CITY and reporter Rosalind Adams deserve a round of applause for their in-depth reporting in State Cannabis

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Links 6/11/2024 | naked capitalism

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The Russian Endgame in Ukraine and European Resistance to “Right Wing” Advances: A Thought Experiment

As most of you know well by now, the so-called European right wing made substantial, even in cases stunning, gains in European parliament elections. This

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Links 6/9/2024 | naked capitalism

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One Issue Proved Key to the Opposition’s Stunning Success in India’s Election: Caste Politics

Yves here. Attributing Modi’s underperformance in India’s recent elections to having not-great answers to the opposition successfully mobilizing on caste issues makes perfect sense…to outsiders.

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The Cautious US Escalation Against Russia Is Developing Not Necessarily to US Advantage

The feebleness of the US response to a Russian incursion into Kharviv, which was to prevent further strikes on civilian targets in the border city

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The EU’s Outsourced Migration Control Is Violent, Expensive and Ineffective

Yves here. Perhaps I am reflexively contrarian, so I hope readers in Europe and/or those who know the Middle East and North Africa will weigh

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Israel Threatening to Take on Hezbollah After Cross-Border Attacks Produce Intense Wildfires

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu has just visited the border area in northern Israel and vowed to take “intense action” against Hezbollah, as reported in lead

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‘A Monstrosity’: Biden Blasted Over Planned Executive Order on Asylum

Yves here. Having had such loose immigration enforcement, I am not sure how the US puts the genie in the bottle. Yes, there are legal

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Israel Boosterism Keeps Israel Bonds Afloat Even as Some Top Global Investors Exit

The Israel BDS movement is winning some headlines and even some successes in challenging US and foreign investment in Israel government bonds which play a

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