Monday, November 30, 2015

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/30/2015

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP and COP21, white working class, retail, Clinton corruption, McKibben, the ancien regime’s money, LSD in the Valley

Vulture Capitalists Are the Real Winners of Argentina’s Elections

How Argentina’s former president Kirchner’s loss is vulture fund chief Paul Singer’s big win.

Links 11/30/15

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CalPERS’ Scandal-Ridden Fiduciary Counsel Ducks Jacksonville Subpoena; City Files Suit Alleging Illegal Creation of Gold-Plated Pension Fund

The not-so-savory reputation of CalPERS’ fiduciary counsel, Robert Klausner, took another hit as his criminal attorney ducked a Jacksonville subpoena.

Harvard Professor Josh Lerner Gave Weak and Internally Contradictory Plug for Private Equity at CalPERS Workshop

Harvard’s Professor Josh Lerner gave CalPERS what was presumably a pep talk for investing in private equity that was so contradictory as to amount to a case against it.

The TPP And Terri Sewell, The Only Democrat Elected To Federal Office In Alabama

Democrats who voted for TPP Fast Track were not forced to do so by their conservative districts.

Links 11/29/15


The Power Of Nightmares 3: The Shadows In The Cave (BBC-2004)

Osama Bin Laden’s cave — and Plato’s.

What Are the Only 3 States That Score Higher Than a D+ in the Corruption Index?

The highest grade (the least corruption) goes to Alaska: C.

Links 11/28/15

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The Power of Nightmares 2: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (BBC-2004)

Introducing the second part of the must-see series by Adam Curtis.

From G20 to Labour20

Labour20 set forth important goals not just for labor but for the economy and broader society. But does organized labor have the credibility to promote these aims?

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/27/2015

Today’s Water Cooler: TTIP and the Mittelstand, Clinton small ball, peak Trump?, driverless cars, sarcasm, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk

Links 11/27/15


The Power of Nightmares 1: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (BBC-2004)

An Adam Curtis documentary on the similarities between the politics of neo-conservatives, and the politics of Islamist radicals.