Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gaius Publius: New Evidence that Syrian Gas Story Was Fabricated by the White House

The Obama White House blamed Assad for a 2013 sarin attack in advance of evidence. The claim fell apart. The Trump White House is making a rerun.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/17/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Trump 2020, GA-06, realignment and legitimacy, manufacturing, housing, CT, macro and opioids, the social graph

Reading the Fine Print in Cuomo’s “Tuition-Free College” Plan

Cuomo’s plan Is means-tested, doesn’t cover fees, covers full-time students only, and has a residency requirement, clawbacks, and “crapshoot” clause

Links 4/17/17

Our Current Food System Is Broken and Unjust—We Need a Paradigm Shift That Values Nutrition as a Human Right

Plenty of food is produced, but it fails to reach at least an eighth of the world’s population that is suffering from hunger.

Skepticism About Private Equity Fees Going Mainstream: Pew and CalPERS Versus Yale and Industry Stalwarts

Private equity is getting defensive about its fees, and for good reason: its justifications for them are being exposed as hollow.

Globalization and the End of the Labor Aristocracy, Part 2

How the the new international economic architecture for trade, investment, & property rights hurt workers in advanced and developing economies

“I’m Back in the USSR / You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are”

Parallels at ground level between the USSR and the US of A.

Washington DC Area Meetup on Friday, April 28!

Hope to see you at our Washington DC area meetup later this month.

Links 4/16/17

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Medication Errors in Hospitals Don’t Disappear with New Technology.” Government: “It’s the Doctors’ Fault.”

Cybernetic supremacy vs. cybernetic sobriety in hospitals.

Links 4/15/17

California and Trump’s Feds Headed to Major Clash on Immigration

Who has the advantage in the Trump versus California immigration cage match?

Why You Can’t Have a Shorter Workweek

A recap of the numerous, internally inconsistent arguments as to why workers can’t have a shorter workweek.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/14/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Nooners on Bannon, Ossoff, Quist, Thompson, the DCCC, Women’s March, consumer prices, retail sales, Le Cinq, libraries