Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Links 4/25/17

The Fall of the Latin American Left, Part I: Brazil’s Boom and Bust

Discussing why the left in Latin America lost power, starting with Brazil.

Wolf Richter: Private Equity in the Thick of Bricks and Mortar Retail Implosion

The distress at traditional retailers has been made much worse by private equity asset stripping rendering them fragile.

Gaius Publius: Hillary Clinton Explains Our North Korea, South Korea, China Policy

Why America’s belligerent posture towards North Korea needs to be taken with a fistful of salt.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/23/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP, NAFTA, Shattered, DCCC University, manufacturing, retail and real estate, iron and coal, H1Bs, immigration, LSD

Trump and Congress Use Congressional Review Act to Roll Back 14 ‘Midnight’ Rules; More to Follow?

Republicans use obscure 1996 law to roll back midnight rules. Federal courts are soon likely to consider its limits.

Newspaper Owned By Fracking Billionaire Leaks Memo Calling Pipeline Opponents Potential “Terrorists”

States such as Oklahoma and North Dakota lead the way in repressing protest over pipeline and fracking activities.

Links 4/24/17

Democrat Disunity: Hypocritical Media Attacks on Sanders

The Democrats so can’t stand Sanders’ refusal to change his policies that they are undermining their own “Unity Tour” with press attacks.

Former Workers at Elon Musk’s SolarCity Allege Employment Abuses, Improper Installations

Over 2000 former SolarCity workers allege labor violations, like denying overtime pay and bathroom breaks, as well as shoddy installations.

Please Come to Our Washington DC Area Meetup This Friday, April 28

Hope to see you at our meetup this Friday!

Trump DOJ to Continue FCPA Focus: More Smoke and Mirrors?

The focus on FCPA violations continues the DoJ’s smoke and mirrors enforcement policy, ignoring more serious corporate crime.

Links 4/23/17

Michael Klare: Climate Change as Genocide: Inaction Equals Annihilation

Famine has hit several African countries. This may be a harbinger of climate change’s future severe impact, particularly on the world’s poor.

Links 4/22/17