Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Links 8/27/2016

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Is Toothpaste Dangerous to Your Health?

The US relies on industry self-regulation of personal care products, thus exposing consumers to harms, in contrast to Canada, Europe, and Japan.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/26/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP, Clinton corruption, ugly choices, alt-right, GDP, the Fed, capital allocation, Corbyn, inequality, union movement

Why Behavioral Economics Is Really Marketing Science

Not only do economists ignore the role of banks in their models, they also omit marketing and the malleability of consumer preferences.

Links 8/26/16

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The Newspaper Ad Collapse: Bad News for Readers

A look at the data on the decline of newspapers.

How Veterans are Victims of Big Pharma

Yves here. While this post makes an important point about the degree to which veterans are targets for opioid marketing, as well as the creation of a large and multiheaded “pain lobby” to promote the idea that pain was undertreated (which may have been true, but not to the degree suggested). However, the article also […]

Big Banks’ Blockchain: Boondoggle?

Ethereum’s Big Bank Blockchain consortium: trying to look behind the hype

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/25/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP, Clinton email fallout, Our Revolution launch, durable goods, blockchain precariat, brain photos, Gutenberg bible

Credentialism and Corruption: Vile College Administrators Edition

Welcome to Neoliberal U!

Links 8/25/16

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Even Matt Levine Feels Compelled to Say Sorta Bad Things About Apollo’s Conduct in $52.8 Million SEC Settlement

Apollo gets nicked by the SEC, but par for the course, not all that badly.

The Real Scandal of Clinton’s Emails: Conducting Foreign Policy In Secret

A revealing effort to acknowledge that the Clintons are corrupt but contend that it doesn’t matter much because the system is rotten.

Could a Lithium Shortage De-Rail the Electric Car Boom?

Will lithium be the next plastics?

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/24/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Obama and TPP, Abedin’s private jet flight, Trump gaffes, home sales, warehouse bots, selling volatility, Airlander