Thursday, June 21, 2018

Yanis Varoufakis: Why Germany Neither Can Nor Should Pay More To Save the Eurozone

Why Germany is not the solution to the Eurozone’s woes.

Why North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.

Why North Korea will be unable to accept any deal the US offers.

Gaius Publius: Union-Busting by Planned Parenthood in Colorado

Planned Parenthood shows its true colors, which is loyalty to the top 10%.

Net Neutrality Supporters Face Off Against The FCC

Net neutrality is dead. Long live net neutrality.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/18/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, Sanders and taxes, Iowa, Wisconsin, ranked choice voting, housing, shipping, Tesla shorts, Audi CEO arrest, death of New York, consciousness

More Sound and Fury: Trump Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Record Extends Prior Trend

Trump enforcement actions extend prior Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trend, targeting foreign companies, and diverting federal prosecutorial resources.

Links 6/18/18

Why It Matters If Fracking Companies Are Overestimating Their ‘Proved’ Oil and Gas Reserves

Comprehensive analysis of why it matters that fracking companies are overestimating their ‘proved’ oil and gas reserves– as allowed under an SEC rule change.

Missing in Action: The Poor in America

How much of the reality of being poor remains hidden, often by design.

Italy Holds A Mirror to a Broken Europe

The election of a right-wing, populist government in Italy exposes the economic and democratic shortcomings of the European project and its nationalist rivals.

Leaked Memo by Larry Sonsini Shows Sonsini and CalPERS Violating Fiduciary Duty With Proposed Private Equity Outsourcing Scheme

A leaked memo written for CalPERS by Silicon Valley attorney Larry Sonsisi not only reflects poorly on him and CalPERS, but also validates concerns about corruption.

Links 6/17/18

Don Quijones: Consumers Stubbornly Cling to Cash, after Multiple IT Fiascos & Payment Systems Outages

More consumer pushback in the war on cash: An industry dogged by non-believers who fret about privacy and fraud.

Links 6/16/18

How Purdue Pharma Hooked America on a Deadly Drug

Purdue Pharma’s slogan for OxyContin was: “The One to Start With and the One to Stay With.” As reader Brian C added, “Stay with alright….’Till death do us part.'”