Sunday, June 25, 2017

Links 6/25/17

Robert Reich: The Secret Republican Plan to Unravel Medicaid

The Republican Plan indexes Medicaid to inflation, but overall inflation, which is slower than medical inflation.

Catch Us on Harry Shearer’s Le Show Today!

We appear on Harry Shearer’s Le Show, discussing private equity and CalPERS. Be sure to tune in!

Links 6/24/17

Wolf Richter: Two Italian Zombie Banks Toppled Friday Night

It’s getting harder to ignore the stench coming from the Italian banking system.

Uber Spinning Out of Control: Employees Eyeing Exits as Press (Finally) Starts to Question Business Model

More on the upheaval at Uber.

Confirming Dallas Meetup Location Next Tuesday June 27

Announcing the location of our meetup in Dallas next week.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/23/2017

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Readers, because it took me fifteen minutes of router-wrangling to get going this morning, I didn’t get to all the political news, if news is the word I want, that I wanted to cover. I’ll have some UPDATEs shortly. –lambert UPDATE The UPDATE’s are done; now for “Obama’s Secret Struggle…” […]

Can EU Actors Keep Using Common Law After Brexit?

The widespread use of English law in financial contracts poses yet another set of tricky post-Brexit issues.

Links 6/23/17

Mass Incarceration’s Dangerous New Equilibrium

On the shameful origins of and incentives behind mass incarceration.

Matt Bruenig: How Many People Will Obamacare and AHCA Kill?

Subjecting Obamacare to the same measuring stick that the Center for American Progress applied to the ACHA.

Some People “Would Rather Have 1st Class Seats on the Titanic Than Change the Course of the Ship”

Why it is necessary to depose Democratic party leaders like Pelosi and Schumer to have any chance of winning class and climate change wars.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/22/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA 2.0 bipartisan, Senate AHCA draft, Ossoff #FAIL, Russian hacking, leading indicators, Amazon v Walmart, bitcoin

CFPB Lambastes Student Loan Servicers for Thwarting Public Servant Debt Relief

CFPB report details errors and practices of student loan servicers that will bar borrowers from qualifying for debt forgiveness.