Lazy Saturday Reads

That’s it for today folks, I’ll see you tomorrow. In the meantime here are some reading materials from around the web:

1. China provides an object lesson in how environmental damage turns into economic damage.

2. “Scores” of demonstrators killed in Egypt. What a mess.

3. Greg Sargent is good on Republicans twisting themselves into knots trying to shift blame for their hostage-taking onto the president.

4. Even Wall Street prefers Janet Yellen for Fed chair, apparently. This makes some sense, actually, and I don’t think it should make people suspicious. Monetary tightening would tank the stock market and the labor market, and naturally you’d want to most pro-growth choice on offer.

5. Speaking of which, don’t miss Digby on the cloud of sexism around the Yellen/Summers debate.

6. An oldie but a goodie.

And here’s a cut off the Baths album from earlier this year:

Support the Washington Monthly and get a FREE subscription

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at the Week. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New Republic, and the Nation. He was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2012 to 2014.