Monday, October 24, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Harry Shearer Challenge!

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2:00PM Water Cooler 10/24/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Why Wallonia held up CETA, Monday’s 2016 polling wrapup, National Activity index, AT&T/Time Warner, the unreadable web

Validating Wikileaks Emails [Just The Facts]

Why the claim that Wikileaks e-mails were doctored looks to be false, and journalists are falling down on the job in not checking themselves

Why Not Listening to Naked Capitalism Is a Mistake (and We Mean You, CalPERS)

How your support has helped us get CalPERS to pay attention and shape up even when most assuredly didn’t want to.

Links 10/24/16


Another Huge Brexit Spanner in the Works: UK Faces Customs Train Wreck With Need for IT Upgrade

The UK faces a customs nightmare as IT systems needed to handle the new volumes and requirements are almost certain not to be ready on time.

Ilargi: Ungovernability

“Ungovernability: or why the legitimacy crisis will only get worse.

Wolf Richter: Wells Fargo Hasn’t Changed One Iota – Aggressive Cross Selling Baked In

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How Naked Capitalism Leaves Advertising Dollars on the Table to Protect Your User Experience

Horrid examples of advertising that we have hitherto been able to avoid.

Links 10/23/16

China’s Insanely Leveraged Housing Market Will Enter Its Secular Bear Market In 2017

Why China’s fabulously leveraged housing market may finally be on the verge of a long-anticipated implosion.

Ilargi: Why the Energy Crisis is Coming Sooner Than Most Experts Forecast

Why the timeframe for replacing oil is much shorter than most experts believe, making a crisis almost impossible to avoid.

Mark Ames: Why Finance Is Too Important to Leave to Larry Summers

Why Naked Capitalism is your weapon against Larry Summers.

Links 10/22/16


Hoisted From Comments: Decoding the Misleading Metaphors of Money and Banking

How the choice of metaphors to describe money, finance, and banking is a part of the battle for ideas too often overlooked.