Wednesday, October 7, 2015

ObamaCare’s Open Enrollment Period to Begin, Faces Challenge of Selling to Those Who’ve Done the Math

New study shows that uninsured who resist signing up for ObamaCare could be making a rational decision.

Links 10/4/15


Gaius Publius: More Evidence We’ve Reached a “Peak Water” Tipping Point in California

How the California water crisis, and small temperature changes, can cross tipping points, that can be drivers of action-provoking awareness.

Links 10/3/15

Lawrence Wilkerson: “The Empire is in Deep, Deep Trouble”

Lawrence Wilkerson describes the path of empires in decline and shows how the US is following the classic trajectory.

Wolf Richter: This Chart Truly Depicts a New, Terrible Trend in Jobs Mess

As Oregoncharles put it, in terms of labor force participation, “Obama has now cancelled out the entire effect of the Women’s Movement.”

Heads Up! NC Fundraiser Coming Soon!

The NC annual fundraiser will be starting soon, right after the Columbus Day weekend.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/2/2015

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP zombie to stagger on another day, Clinton mail, terrible employment stats, ACA not affordable, privatization #FAILs

CalSTRS Board Chairman Harry Keiley, in Op-Ed Rejected by Financial Times, Gave Inconsistent and Inaccurate Information in Carry Fee Scandal

The Financial Times saved CalSTRS board chairman Harry Keiley from embarrassing himself. We aren’t.

Links 10/2/15

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Fight Over Postal Service Board Heats Up as Labor/Consumer Advocates/Minority Coalition Opposes Payday Lender Lobbyist, Privatization Backers

A broad coalition has taken the unusual step of opposing all of Obama’s five nominees to the Postal Service Board of Governors. But it’s the right move, given how terrible they are.

Europe’s Refugee “Crisis”

The refugee fleeing from the Middle East to Europe are a small trickle compared to the huge flow of people displaced globally by wars and conflict.

Nomi Prins: Trump’s Art of the Con – Busted Businesses and Conflicts of Interest

Pieces missing from Trump’s financial story that call into question both his skill as a dealmaker and his business acumen.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/1/2015

Today’s Water Cooler: TPP and ISDS, fun with Clinton email, stats (domestic and foreign), asthma and gut bacteria, froth in the Valley

How ‘Competitive’ Tax and Incentive Policies Hurt Small U.S. Businesses

Supposedly ‘competitive’ policies on tax favor multinational firms over smaller, locally-based ones and also reduce market competition.