Thursday, July 20, 2017

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/20/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Hysterical Democrats, Sanders polling, 2016 post mortem, leading indicators, Mancunians, “an oasis”

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and Its Expansive Definition of “Services”

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. In this post, I continue what is starting to feel to me like a Lewis and Clark expedition through the unexplored territory of “trade” “deals”[1], having engaged New Zealand activist Jane Kelsey, who authored the new report TiSA: Foul Play (PDF) as my guide. Because I’m feeling my way into […]

Crossing National Public Radio (NPR) Off My List for Health Care Coverage

NPR helpfully consolidates a number of liberal Democrat health care myths and shibboleths at a single location.

Links 7/20/2017

Don Quijones: Did the City of London Just Press the Panic Button on Brexit?

Would extraction of the financial parasite that is the City of London actually benefit the British body politic?

Where Do Pro-Social Institutions Come From?

How Do Countries ’Get to Denmark‘?

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/19/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, Nissan, liberal hamburgers, housing data, credit collapse, Netflix and Ethereum, poor whites, Manhattan hogs

Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and the Supply Chain

The extraordinary ambitions of TiSA (the Trade in Services Agreement)

Plastic Free July: What YOU Can Do to Reduce Plastics Waste

With a world drowning in plastics, there are steps you can take to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics.

Links 7/19/2017

A 21st-Century Form of Indentured Servitude Has Already Penetrated Deep into the American Heartland

Corporations want to make sure that laborers never again have the power to tell big business how to treat them.

NATO-Russia Tensions Rise, Arms Makers Benefit

The United States has deployed advanced Patriot missiles as part of military exercises in the Baltic region, escalating tensions with Russia.

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/18/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Portland meetup, the Obama Library, Democrat corruption, housing market, soil contamination, Detroit techno

A Quick Post Mortem on the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

“All politics is local,” and that’s what defeated the BCRA.

Mary Beard’s SPQR: The Romans and the Succession Crisis of Today

“A Republic, if you can keep it.’ –Benjamin Franklin