Friday, May 6, 2016

Credentialism and Corruption: Neoliberalism in The “News” Room

Corruption at the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the New York Times.

Links 5/1/16


A Simple “Trade” Solution to Boost Workers Across the Planet

There’s a progressive way to approach global trade that can help workers abroad and at home at the same time.

Open Thread: Debacle for US Iraq Policy as Protesters Seize Parliament in Green Zone

Discussion of the Sadrist occupation of the Iraqi parliament building, and the implications thereof.

Links 4/30/16

carpenter bee links

The Unfairness of Housing Purchases Through Time

Housing has clearly become less affordable over time. What to do about it?

Will Clinton Attempt to Bring Sanders Supporters into the Democratic Fold?

“Sanders will be ignored and shunned.” Will be? This has been the game from the outset.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/29/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: CFR on trade, Trump reality sinking in, Clinton/Sanders rapprochement narrative, from greed towards fear, David Brooks

Trade Costs of Border Controls in the Schengen Area

Granular analysis of the cost of imposing border controls along refugee routes versus ending the Schengen system, as well as who has the most to lose.

Links 4/29/16

baby porcupine links

Michael Hudson: The Wall Street Economy is Draining the Real Economy

How Wall Street is interjecting itself into the economy so that more and more is diverted to pay interest, insurance and rent.

How the New York Times Helped Hillary Hide the Hawk

Hillary Clinton’s macho, um, muscular stance in foreign affairs has delivered a series of disasters. Yet she remains a true believer in the idea that the US is and should remain the world’s sole superpower. And the New York Times pointed that out only after the New York state primary (well, they glossed over the disasters part).

So Which Eurobank is Having Dollar Funding Problems?

Which Eurobank has led the ECB to tap its dollar swap line with the Fed?

Has the Time Come to Consider Criminalising Tax Avoidance?

A rare call for getting tougher with a widely practiced white collar crime, tax avoidance.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/28/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: Trade deals in trouble, Trump v. Cruz in Indiana, advice for Clinton, GDP, oil, guillotine watch, wealth v. income