Friday, August 26, 2016

Big Banks’ Blockchain: Boondoggle?

Ethereum’s Big Bank Blockchain consortium: trying to look behind the hype

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/25/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP, Clinton email fallout, Our Revolution launch, durable goods, blockchain precariat, brain photos, Gutenberg bible

Credentialism and Corruption: Vile College Administrators Edition

Welcome to Neoliberal U!

Links 8/25/16

sleeping cat links

Even Matt Levine Feels Compelled to Say Sorta Bad Things About Apollo’s Conduct in $52.8 Million SEC Settlement

Apollo gets nicked by the SEC, but par for the course, not all that badly.

The Real Scandal of Clinton’s Emails: Conducting Foreign Policy In Secret

A revealing effort to acknowledge that the Clintons are corrupt but contend that it doesn’t matter much because the system is rotten.

Could a Lithium Shortage De-Rail the Electric Car Boom?

Will lithium be the next plastics?

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/24/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Obama and TPP, Abedin’s private jet flight, Trump gaffes, home sales, warehouse bots, selling volatility, Airlander

Credentialism and Corruption: Vile College Presidents Edition

Corruption at NYU, Baylor, and Penn State.

Links 8/24/16

kingfisher links

CalPERS Board, General Counsel Illegally Silence Naked Capitalism Even as We Try to Help

CalPERS’ general counsel lied obviously and casually to the board, a sign of a deeply diseased institutional culture.

Corporate Tax Cuts: More Debunking of the Claim that They Spur Growth

Contrary to aggressive corporate PR, why corporate tax cuts do not promote investment in projects that promote growth.

Back to the Future? Lessons on Inequality, Labor Markets, and Conflict from the Gilded Age

Warning to capitalists: the high levels of inequality of the deregulated Gilded Age led to concerted and effective pushback by workers.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/23/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: USTR owie, Clinton’s price for access, “Our Revolution” startup problems, Trump in striking distance, housing, Walmart

Links 8/23/16

summer grass 2. links