Thursday, October 27, 2016

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/25/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: CETA, TPP, TISA, Clinton and the Saudis, middle-out growth, Trump on Facebook, Case Shiller, Tim Wu, Michelin Guide

CFPB’s Project Catalyst Relies on Financial Innovation Fairy to Rescue the Underbanked

The CFPB’s Project Catalyst relies on the financial innovation fairy to produce consumer-friendly financial products rather than regulation.

Procrastinators of the World, Unite! Last Day, Last Chance for Our Fundraiser!

Last chance for Naked Capitalism’s 2016 fundraiser! Help us meet our target for original reporting. Make this year the biggest success ever!

Links 10/25/16


Dean Baker: Rigged – How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

Dean Baker explains how market structure, which results from policy choices, legislation, and regulation, serve the rich first and foremost.

Bill Black: Debt Derangement Syndrome – Saving Our Grandkids from Wall Street

Debt scaremongering is baaack! Why Pete Peterson and his budget falsehoods are a danger to your and your grandkids’ financial health.

Rise of the Politics of Rage

Is rage the undercurrent of increasingly anti-globalist politics?

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/24/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Why Wallonia held up CETA, Monday’s 2016 polling wrapup, National Activity index, AT&T/Time Warner, the unreadable web

Validating Wikileaks Emails [Just The Facts]

Why the claim that Wikileaks e-mails were doctored looks to be false, and journalists are falling down on the job in not checking themselves

Why Not Listening to Naked Capitalism Is a Mistake (and We Mean You, CalPERS)

How your support has helped us get CalPERS to pay attention and shape up even when most assuredly didn’t want to.

Links 10/24/16


Another Huge Brexit Spanner in the Works: UK Faces Customs Train Wreck With Need for IT Upgrade

The UK faces a customs nightmare as IT systems needed to handle the new volumes and requirements are almost certain not to be ready on time.

Ilargi: Ungovernability

“Ungovernability: or why the legitimacy crisis will only get worse.

Wolf Richter: Wells Fargo Hasn’t Changed One Iota – Aggressive Cross Selling Baked In

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How Naked Capitalism Leaves Advertising Dollars on the Table to Protect Your User Experience

Horrid examples of advertising that we have hitherto been able to avoid.