Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Advertisers Blacklisting News, Other Stories with “Controversial” Words Like “Trump”

How advertisers are killing the news business.

Life, Deferred: Student Debt Postpones Key Milestones for Millions of Americans

The student debt crisis has produced a decline in homeownership, marriage, and childbearing rates among the young.

Even Larry Summers Denounces World Bank’s “PEF” Ebola Bonds That Enriched Investors at Expense of the Sick in the Congo

The World Bank wants to double down on financial gimmickry rather than develop the public health infrastructure to combat pandemics.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/15/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Biden, Hickenlooper, Sanders, legislative races, jobless claims, business inventories, manufacturing, productivity, Amazon and FedEx, AT&T, audits, Nader on the 737, submarine welding, Chilean glaciers, ACA marketplace random, Amazon ambassadors, college deans

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas?

Combatting rising seas is a big ticket item, and one beyond the meane even of prosperous cities.

Links 8/15/19

Dow Jones “Emasculated” in CalPERS Copyright Abuse Per Supreme Court Amicus Brief Citing Work of This Humble Blog

Dow Jones complains to the Supreme Court that it should have gotten a ton more money from the massive CalPERS copyright theft that we exposed.

Brexit: According to Script

The commentariat’s Brexit predictions are playing out, sadly.

Inflation Data Shows Tariffs Are Not a Tax on Consumers but on Foreign & US Corporations

Yves here. It has been reported in venues like the Financial Times that importers who would face increased costs from tariffs on China were taking steps so as not to increase prices to customers, which includes making their suppliers give better prices and eating some costs too. With profit share at a record high level […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

A Medicare lawsuit winding its way through the courts should take some of the wind out of the sails of the idea of Medicare in its current form as a good way to implement single payer.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/14/2019

Today’s Water Cooler:

It Was More Like a Couple of Asian Decades Than a Century

China’s trend rates of growth are likely to be much lower than in the past, and even that is problematic. China will remain an important Asian player, not a dominant global force.

Links 8/14/19

Jeffrey Epstein’s Death, Critical Thinking, and the Decline of Reporting

Why neither the government nor the press have covered themselves in glory in ‘splaining the death of Jeffrey Epstein.

Ideology is Dead! Long Live Ideology!

Economists like to say they’re immune to ideology. Research shows the opposite.