“We have 15 years to avert a full-blown water crisis.” Why stopping privatization of water will help.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
To solve any “retirement security” problems, why not just expand the proven and popular Social Security program?
This Real News Network segment gives a detailed assessment of what Dodd Frank did and did not accomplish.
Today’s Water Cooler: TPP and Malaysia, all Trump, all the time, Chinese markets, Medicare Part D, class warfare, pursuit of happiness
Silly me! I thought that given that the Greek government had prostrated itself and had complied with the creditor demand to pass legislation double-plus quickly or else, that the worst of the hurdles to getting the third bailout passed had been surmounted.
I should know better than that.
Is debt really that bad? This column looks at the towering debts, rapid tax hikes, and constant state of war that led to Britain’s Industrial Revolution, showing that the devil is in the detail when assessing sovereign debt. When we consider the dangers of debt in today’s world, we should keep an eye on its potential benefits as well.
Yellen tries conning journalists and the Great Unwashed Public in her defense of preserving the current level of Fed dividends to banks.
Joe Firestone: Declarations of Dependence: A New e-Book on the Neoliberal Nation-Subjugating “Trade Deals”
By Joe Firestone, Ph.D., Managing Director, CEO of the Knowledge Management Consortium International (KMCI), and Director of KMCI’s CKIM Certificate program. He taught political science as the graduate and undergraduate level and blogs regularly at Corrente, Firedoglake and New Economic Perspectives. Originally published at New Economic Perspectives The trade agreements currently being negotiated by the […]
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Posted by Lambert Strether at 1:55 am |
The Opium Wars illustrate the brutal effectiveness of Great Britain’s use of a particular notion of freedom as a means of conquest.
Filling in some details on a bombshell report about a call that Varoufakis had with hedge fund managers about a parallel currency.
Posted by Lambert Strether at 6:55 am |
In conference call with hedgies, Yanis Varoufakis claims to have had approval to plan a parallel banking system using the drachma: Plan B.
The growth of the asset management industry has raised concerns about its potential impacts on financial stability. This column assesses the systemic risk created by fund managers’ incentive problems and a first-mover advantage for end investors. Fund flows and fund ownership affect asset prices, and fund managers’ behaviour can amplify risks. This lends support to the expansion and strengthening of industry oversight, both at the individual fund and market levels.
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:55 am |