To many, the answer to the specter of Russian natural gas dominance is clear: unleash America’s natural gas abundance and displace Moscow. But will that work?
- Washington Does Not Have a Natural Gas Weapon Against Moscow - 03/12/2014 - Yves Smith
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- Trans-Pacific Partnership Reveals Deadly Cost of American Patents - 03/11/2014 - Yves Smith
- Gaius Publius: Neoliberalism, “Just Desserts,” and the Post-Climate-Crisis Economy - 03/11/2014 - Yves Smith
- 17 Million Reasons Rent Control is Efficient - 03/11/2014 - Yves Smith
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:59 am |
How debates over the TPP overseas show how extortionate the US pharmaceuticals regime really is.
Gaius examines the connections between neoliberalism and the convulsions that climate change will bring to the world.
Wealthy investors love to talk about the sanctity of contracts until little guys assert their rights. Then the idea that they might have to fork over a lot of dough to get the other side to give up its right is presented as an offense against nature.
Bitcoin is not a currency any more than gold bars or collectable baseball cards are. And that has serious implications for this “innovation”.
Posted by Yves Smith at 5:41 am |
We live in a world built on such an overkill of 24/7 propaganda and misinformation that some of it easily slips by. Especially when the topic is the Ukraine.
You know it’s bad when parties who aren’t at the negotiating table can tell a deal is going pear-shaped.
A seldom-noticed book review sheds new light on Keynes’ critique of loanable funds theory.
Yves here. Due to a communication failure between Lambert and me, you are getting Hugh’s report on the monthly employment release late. Apologies!
We are thinking seriously of truncating our RSS feed.
Posted by Yves Smith at 9:00 am |
Posted by Yves Smith at 5:56 am |
Yanis Varoufakis: Ukraine – Three Awkward Questions for Western Liberals and a Comment on the EU’s Role
Yves here. This post is useful because the issues Varoufakis raises are orthogonal to most of the discussion in the English language press over Ukraine.
If the President’s budget were enacted by Congress, and OMB’s projections over the next decade hold, it would almost certainly mean economic stagnation punctuated by recession over the next decade. Would it also mean austerity?