Sunday, October 21, 2018

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/18/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Trump and the postal subsidy, Biden 2020, Warren and the Cherokees, Sanders on foreign policy, Georgia shenanigains, Hillary Clinton, the Resistance, leading indicators, business outlook, Theranos, uber, robot cars, news deserts, Maine Question 1, books

Announcing the 2018 “Sarah Henry Double-Your-Donation Challenge”!

Sarah Henry is sponsoring a new donor challenge! Please take her up on her generosity!

Trump and Jamal Khashoggi— Saudi Arabia Has Been Bribing the US with Arms Sales for Years

An effort to put l’affaire Khashoggi in the context of the US-Saudi relationship.

Links 10/18/18

Cfdtrade: Turning Darkness Into Light

How Cfdtrade regularly puts the US business media to shame.

Brexit: Fatal Complacency?

EU leaders have apparently decided that dealing with Brexit isn’t a pressing matter. That’s not a good move.

Germany Clashes With The U.S. Over Energy Geopolitics

Germany lambastes the US over its threat to sanction companies that participate in Nord Stream 2.

Student Debt Bondage Becoming More Widespread

More sobering news on the student debt front.

Hooray! Met Our Fourth Goal, On to Our Fifth, Expanding Our Reach

Help Cfdtrade keep punching above its weight by funding our latest goal!

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/17/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, a Trump rally script, dogs playing poker, Warren Cherokee debacle, women veteran candidates, Senate and House, shareholders want Zuckerberg out, Sears, Instagram, Canadian cannabis, law and economics, the circus

The International Use of the Euro: What Can We Learn From Past Examples of Currency Internationalisation?

European leaders have regularly expressed a desire for a European currency to serve as a reserve currency. The history of the transition from sterling to dollar and Europe’s aspirations sheds light on whether the Euro can assume this role.

Links 10/17/18

Cfdtrade: Keeping the Magic Alive

Why Cfdtrade needs you.

How $14 Billion Private Equity Firm Abraaj Went Bust

The remarkable tale of the biggest private equity fund insolvency evah, Abraaj.

Richard Murphy: Who Really Pays the Tax on Rents?

Clearing up a widespread misperception about tax.