Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dodgy New Zealand Companies: Mapping Their Global Footprint Since 2009

New Zealand’s scam companies: a map of their global footprint

Uncovered California: Why Millions Have Fallen Into Health Care Gaps

How Covered California, the best Obamacare implementation in the US, still falls well short of its promise.

CalPERS Reported That It Made Less in Private Equity Than Its General Partners Did (Updated: As Did CalSTRS)

CalPERS clearly made less on its private equity investments last year than its so-called partners did.

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/20/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Obama burnishes legacy, Republican convention, Canova v Wasserman, lead on the Hill, Dollar Shave, the science of cute

The Peak Oil Paradox – Revisited

By Raúl Ilargi Meijer, editor-in-chief of The Automatic Earth. Originally published at Automatic Earth It’s been a while since we posted an article by our friend Euan Mearns, who was active at The Oil Drum at the same time Nicole and I were. Is it really 11 years ago that started, and almost 9 since […]

Links 7/20/16

pretty red water bug links

More Doubts About Brexit Fantasies

The UK still appears to be ignoring the EU’s negotiating boundaries on Brexit.

Sanders Delegation Plotting in Public and Secretly to Shake Up Democratic Convention

Many Sanders delegates are planning rearguard actions at the Democratic convention.

Bullish Economists Are So Yesterday

The confidence fairy is having trouble getting liftoff.

2:00PM Water Cooler 7/19/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Kerry TTIP tour, Melania Trump flap, Democratic corruption, housing, Ethereum, water shortages, Abdul Sattar Edhi

How California Targets Poor People of Color for Profit

California cities take a page from the Ferguson playbook: targeting poor minority group members people for fines, in this case traffic fines.

Links 7/19/16

pea family links

Did the European Court of Justice Just Rescue Italy’s Banks? (Updated)

The European Court of Justice just issued a ruling that may allow Italy to rescue its banks without imposing bail-ins.

COBOL and Legacy Code as a Systemic Risk

More on why legacy code at major banks is a ticking time bomb.

Is Brexit Moment a Lehman Moment? Fear Factor in Financial Crises

Comparing the market reaction to Brexit with key events during the crisis.