Italy had the largest communist party in Western Europe. Why did ordinary people vote communist? What did they believe in?
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Why CalPERS’ Scheme for an “Independent” Private Equity Entity Is the Wrong Solution to the Problem of Weak Skills
Further discussion of why CalPERS’ latest Big Idea for private equity needs a Big Rethink.
If Dimon really wants to know why growth is so slow his research should begin by looking in the mirror.
Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, UK/US bilateral, Schumer’s “Better” proposal, Guccifer 2.0 DNC mail leak not hack, services, housing, Facebook
TiSA’s effect on professional service and contract labor.
CalPERS Board Uncomfortable With Staff’s “Fire, Aim, Ready” Plan to Create Unaccountable Private Equity Vehicle
CalPERS’ staff is trying to railroad the board with a not-very-well-thought out idea of an “independent” private equity venture.
The Mega Rich Are Getting Mega Richer: A Former CEO Exposes the Corruption Behind Their Obscene Paychecks
Discusses broader economic effects of gross income inequality– driven by obscene CEO pay rises.
The best shot at large-scale climate action under the Trump administration might lie with a lawsuit set to go to trial early next year.
Sleeping Monster: The Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), Scheduling, and “Standstill” and “Ratchet” Clauses
How TiSA could prevent the delivery of possible universal concrete material benefits, like Medicare for All
Measured GDP and gains in human welfare eventually may become entirely divorced.
Today North Korea, tomorrow– who knows? US ban on travel by its citizens to North Korea revives a problematic Cold War practice.
This column presents the first systematic estimates of the level and structure of China’s national wealth since the beginning of the market reform process