Today’s Water Cooler: TTiP typos, Democratic debate, Sanders fundraising, black voters, Buiter recession call, jobless claims, gravity waves
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Mass migration is getting a bad rap. Is it entirely deserved?
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:55 am |
Former Bank of International Settlements chief economist William White criticizes central bank policies sharply, particularly negative interest rates.
Online Public Schools Are a Disaster, Admits Billionaire, Charter School-Promoter Walton Family Foundation
Online public schools now assume a surprisingly large role and do a terrible job, providing yet more proof that charter schools are about looting, not education.
Bill Black: Whistleblowers’ Plan Is Hillary’s Pragmatic Opportunity to Live Up to Her Word on Bank Reform
Will HIllary take the pragmatic step of adopting the Bank Whistleblowers United reforms?
Solar roads sound too “gee whiz” to work. But it would be terrific if they did.
Today’s Water Cooler: TPP in an election year, New Hampshire: The Day After, Bloomberg’s first speech, Yellen speaks, “Dignity Health,” Uber
Yet more funny forecasts from the CBO telling you why you can’t have nice things, like a better job market.
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:59 am |
Discussions of technology-driven change fail to distinguish between productivity-enhancing technology and disruptive technology.
Marriage is the new cheap fix for poverty…which means by implication that single low income women are a new category of the undeserving poor.
Flint is just the tip of the iceberg of lead poisoning in America.
Today’s Water Cooler: TPP and impunity, New Hampshire votes, Clinton goes negative, JOLTS, liquidity, Hong Kong fracas, corvids and forests
A very readable, information-rich post on what the Fed does and does not do, with emphasis on the nitty-gritty of monetary policy. If you are time-pressed, read the last item in the FAQ first, which is a terse item-by-item debunking of widely made, inaccurate statements about the Fed.