Saturday, February 24, 2018

Links 2/24/18

Beat the Right Wing Framing: How to Make the Case for a Better, Fairer Economy

The right has been winning the PR wars on economic issues. A major UK research project has some ideas for how to turn that around.

The Dystopian Technologies Being Used to Control Workers

Big companies are surveilling workers more intensively than ever and using that to create high tech sweatshops.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/23/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Sanders transcript, DCCC, Thomas Frank, robot cars at the carwash, cobalt, Maersk, Tesla, Snap, bees, quantum messages

Inside the Trump Admin’s Fight to Keep the Keystone XL Approval Process Secret

The Trump Administration has been withholding documents in the ongoing suit against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Links 2/23/18

How Much Do New York Times Reporters Use Anonymous Sources?

An analysis of David Sanger’s work at the New York Times in 2017 gives a sense of how much reporters crib from anonymous “official” sources.

Tories Double Down on Brexit Fantasies as EU Again Says “Nein”

Yet another Groundhog Day in Brexit land…

“Cash Must Not Be Made the Scapegoat”

The ECB isn’t keen about the war on cash.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/22/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Sanders on Russia, arming teachers, leading indicators, Sherwin-Williams “design trends” (!)

“Life in the Sweatbox,” Personal Bankruptcy, and the Narrative of Utilitarian Calculus

The false narrative that made personal bankruptcy law so hellish

Links 2/22/18

Trump’s Bogus Infrastructure Plan Takes the U.S. Further Down the Road of Rentier Capitalism

The public-private partnerships Trump proposes are a sick neoliberal joke.

Treasury Proposes Dubious, Untested Chapter 14 Bankruptcies for Too Big to Fail Banks

Treasury released an ideologically-driven proposal to change Dodd Frank’s resolution authority.

Don’t Want a Robot to Replace You? Study Tolstoy

Why having explored the humanities is a career plus.