Wednesday, October 26, 2016

How 401(k) Plans Stack the Deck to Get Chump Investors to Sign Up for Doggy Sponsor Funds

Yet more reasons to be leery of 401 (k) plans.

Bill Black: Bank of England Says Authorities Mustn’t Fine Banks Because Groaf

The Bank of England offers an easily-debunked defense of predatory and fraudulent lending.

Nick Turse: The Killing Fields of South Sudan

An in-depth portrait of one of the worst ravages of war: killing fields.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/20/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: CETA and Wallonia, debate wrap-up, Yemen, garbage index, rail, Black Panthers, Neera Tanden for HHS?, Rodrik v Konczal

The Return of the Repressed Critique of Rentiers – Veblen in the 21st Century

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Don’t Be An Obamamometer: Support Naked Capitalism and Critical Thinking

Don’t be an Obamamometer, a conventional wisdom indicator. Support Naked Capitalism, for its critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and cute animal photos.

Links 10/20/2016


The Evidence Is Clear: Population Growth and Prosperity Are NOT Linked

An in-depth analysis of why the assertion that more population growth promotes higher living standards is bunk.

Meetup in Dallas on Wednesday, November 2?

Game for a meetup in Dallas? If so, please help find a venue!

Wow! Met Our Fourth Goal, On to Our Fifth: More Original Reporting

Announcing our fifth goal: more original reporting!

2016 Presidential Debate #3, Trump v. Clinton (University of Nevada, Las Vegas): Live Blog

The third Presidential debate will be held in Las Vegas and will run 90 minutes. Chris Wallace of FOX moderates.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/19/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: CETA dead?!, Australian TPP doubts, Senate and House, Podesta Wikileaks, employment, HOLC maps, hallucinogenic lichen

Understanding Moral Repugnance: The Case of the US Market for Kidney Transplantation

How economists think about repugnance is revealing, and not necessarily in a good way.

Naked Capitalism: “Covers Crucial Issues With Considerable Intensity”

Why Naked Capitalism’s analysis and commentary is so vital.

Links 10/19/16