Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Real Reason Saudi Arabia Killed Doha

Who was Saudi Arabia really targeting when it scuttled the meeting of oil producing states in Doha?

Links 4/24/16

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The Zika Virus: Big Moneymaker for Big Pharma?

Some black humor on how a drug company might look at the commercial potential of a Zika treatment.

Reader Query: Seeking Recommendations on Economics Primers

Help a reader find some good foundational economics texts that are layperson-friendly.

Why I (Belatedly) Blew the Whistle on the SEC’s Failure to Properly Investigate Goldman Sachs

SEC whistleblower Jim Kidney gives more detail about his experience on the shallow investigation of Goldman and the SEC’s failings generally,

Links 4/23/16

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Sanders Constituency Will Shape U.S. Politics for the Next Decade

Will the Sanders campaign spark fundamental change?

Will the Upheaval in Fossil Fuel Industry Take the Rest of the Economy Down With It?

What are the broader implications of the tsuris in the fossil fuel industry?

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/22/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: TTIP polling, voter suppression, Trump and Manafort, Madoff and JP Morgan, charters and resegregation, Hitler rant

Wolf Richter: Investors Dump Hedge Funds Due to Lousy Performance, High Fees

Hedge funds are finally getting a long overdue comeuppance.

Links 4/22/16

little bird links

Gaius Publius: Hillary Clinton Won New York, But Her Image Is Underwater

The implications of Clinton’s rising unfavorable ratings.

In America’s Drone Wars, Collateral Damage Comes Home

Why you should care about America’s drone wars: among other things, they radicalize populations against us and traumatize the operators.

Why Are Bankrupt Oil Companies Still Pumping?

How bankrupt oil companies are messing up the oil “recovery”.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/21/2016

Today’s Water Cooler: TTIP and BP, Clinton the hawk, “Correct the Record,” David Plouffe, jobless claims, Argentine bonds, unicorns, trolls