Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Oil Speculators No Longer Confident In Price Crash

Even though the near-term fundamentals for oil are not promising, speculators are cutting bets that the bottom will fall out (again).

MH17 Coroner Michael Barnes, Australian Lawyers in Head-On Crash With the Rules of Evidence

A MH17 case in Australia violates ECHR rules and has a New South Wales coroner suppressing evidence and Sky News doctoring stories post publication.

Parents, Debate Is the Right Competitive Sport for Your Child!

The virtues of debate, and debate’s role in citizenship.

Links 5/30/16

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Money and Banking – FAQs about Monetary Systems

Frequently Asked Questions about money and monetary systems.

Links 5/29/16

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How Bank Networks Amplify Financial Crises: Evidence from the Great Depression

The Global Crisis emphasized the fragility of international financial networks. Despite this, there has been little historical research into how networks propagate financial shocks. This column explores how interbank networks transmitted liquidity shocks through the US banking system during the Great Depression. During banking panics, the pyramided-structure of reserves forced troubled banks to reduce lending, thus amplifying the decline in investment spending.

Are You Ready for Some (Political) Football? The NFL, Concussion Research, the NIH, and the Revolving Door

The continuing egregiousness of the revolving door in health care

Links 5/28/16

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More Backlash from London’s Empty Towers

London exemplifies a global trend: property warehoused by the global wealthy, to the detriment of the people who live there.

Gaius Publius: “Networks are Colluding” to Declare Clinton the Overall Winner Before California Polls Close

The smell of corruption, Clinton-style.

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/27/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Open thread for Memorial Day weekend.

New IMF Paper Challenges Neoliberal Orthodoxy

A new IMF paper takes on some neoliberal sacred cows.

Links 5/27/16

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Wall Street Journal Tallies DoJ and SEC’s Pathetic Record in Tackling Wall Street Crime

The officialdom continues to defend the half-hearted effort by the DoJ and SEC to pursue financial services industry misconduct.