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Summary:
Elsewhere on Monday, – Matt Taibbi pulls no punches: “The only thing that could get in the way of real change – if not now, then surely very soon – was a rebellion so maladroit, ill-conceived and irresponsible that even the severest critics of the system would become zealots for the status quo.” – Matt Levine: Goldman’s Libya derivatives were fine. – Gavyn Davies: Will Brexit cause a sterling crisis? – The increased cost of stuff after Brexit. – SWL: “If we wanted to cut the City down to size, we didn’t have to achieve this using Brexit.” – And relatedly from Frances Coppola: “Brexit will determine the behaviour of every UK metric for the foreseeable future.” – Why distrust data? Claudia Sahm on the disturbing idea that “48% of Trump supporters ‘completely distrust the economic data reported by the federal government’ including unemployment, spending, jobs.” – New evidence from the Fed on the effects of mergers on market power and efficiency. – Historical echoes: The bank teller action figure, or it’s all in the packaging. – Today in Wall St spirituality: “In the journey of life, don’t we want to be long-call options?” – Reclaiming “neoliberal”. – Drone smog from Uber: “Drivers stuck in traffic in Mexico City lately have found themselves being buzzed by a fleet of sign-toting drones.” – Technical analysis, now being used to *cough* analyse polling.

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David Keohane
(Spending some time as FTAV’s Bombay wallah. Noticeably sweatier but not much else has changed.) David studied economics, politics and journalism before joining the FT in 2011 as a Marjorie Deane fellow. He covered emerging markets, equities and currencies before making the jump over to FT Alphaville in May 2012. In between his degree and masters he wandered into the real world of business where he learnt how to manipulate a spreadsheet and organise meetings where nothing gets decided.

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