Monday, January 21, 2019

The Social Contract According to Elizabeth Warren

Warren on Uber, Federal taxes, #MedicareForAll, and theories of changes.

Links 1/20/19

Wolf Richter: Bottom Suddenly Falls Out of Demand in China in Many Sectors

Suddenly weakening demand in China has now transcended company-specific issues.

Links 1/19/19

Trump’s Space Force: Nuclear Lunacy

Why Trump’s effort to revive Reagan’s “Star Wars” vaporware increases the risk of nuclear war.

The Planetary Health Diet Isn’t Much Use to People Living in Food Poverty

Diet has now become political. But will the food industry support more sustainable diets, particularly for low income consumers?

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/18/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Sanders, Gabbard, Clinton, Trump 2020 preparations, hamburgers once more, industrial production, consumer sentiment, capital investment, DNA kits, Facebook, Summit Learning, fresh blood, Jeremy Grantham on climate, Jack Dorsey, revolutions podcast

Brexit: Blame It on the Banking Crisis

The parts of the UK hit hard by post-crisis austerity had a strong tendency to vote for Brexit.

Links 1/18/19

How Teacher Strikes Are Exposing the Corrupt Charter School Agenda

Teachers are taking aim at the way charter schools drain resources from public schools.

France’s Great Debate

One in two French citizens wants to participate in Macron’s Great Debate across France. High stakes for Macron and French democracy.

Ray Dalio: Capitalism Isn’t Working

A squillionaire critique of capitalism. Funny how they decry inequality but won’t give all their money away to help remedy that.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/17/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Shutdown trade negotiations, Sanders, Gillibrand, Wasserman Schultz, RussiaRussiaRussia, Prohibition Era idpol, manufacturing, jobless claims, Lego as an asset class, Instagram, Facebook, Glossier, Digital First Media, hoarding disorder, drones, hidden cameras

French School Lunch

Giving the French credit where credit is due…..

Links 1/17/19