The mantra Reduce, Reuse, Recycle should be extended to include Repair, in order to address the worldwide waste crisis. Surprise, surprise, the US lags on this issue, but other countries are showing some progress.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Trump will meet this week with Putin in Helsinki. But despite talk of a “grand bargain” that enlists Russia in helping the US-Israel-Saudi-UAE front against Iran, don’t expect it to happen, says professor Rami Khouri in this Real News Network interview.
Social and medical sciences depend on randomised controlled trials, even though they harbor more assumptions and biases than commonly understood.
As Brexit approaches, the personal enrichment hopes of some of its proponents come into focus.
Meetups on Deck! San Francisco This Saturday, July 14; Portland with Gaius Publius Next Wednesday, July 18; Seattle July 19
Meetups just around the corner! Hope to see you soon!
Posted by Yves Smith at 8:47 pm |
Today’s Water Cooler: Trade war, Novartis, Mueller indicts 12 Russians, import and export, consumer prices, Fed indicators, AirBnB, cybersecurity, origin of homo sapiens, neutrinos, urbanization
Two Senate Democrats seek regulation of smart TVs. Since this is unlikely to happen anytime soon, consumers are faced with not purchasing such devices in the first instance, or attempting to configure them to prevent them from hoovering up personal data.
From Donald Trump to Theresa May: How a US-UK Network Pushes Climate Science Denial and Lobbies for a Hard Brexit — Mapped
As Trump barrels into the UK, this timely post traces interesting linkages between climate change denialists on both sides of the Atlantic– and extends to Brexiteers.
Texas Supreme Court strikes down city of Laredo’s plastic bag ban. Real problem is dominance of money-driven politics– which is a far more difficult problem to solve than curtailing the use of plastic.
CalPERS’ staff enlists McKinsey to pull yet another fast one on its board.
Today’s Water Cooler: Trade wars, voter registration and redistricing, AOC and Crowley, AOC and MMT, Democrats in disarray, comsumer prices, fracking sand, Goldman and 1MDB, epigenetics, migration and museums, Cambodian dancers, the cat
Employer recruiting of migrants from other countries creates a transnational network of labor
intermediaries: the “human supply chain.”