Sunday, January 19, 2020

Links 1/19/2020

For a Sustainable Food System, Look to Seeds

The work of building biodiversity into our food systems has two distinct challenges. One is preserving the genetic material contained in the seeds and the centuries of agricultural knowledge that have developed alongside them. And two is nurturing a relationship with the seeds as living beings.

Please Join Us! NYC Meetup This Thursday January 23 With Michael Hudson

Hope you can visit with Michael Hudson and Yves at our meetup this Thursday!

Links 1/18/2020

How Climate Change Influenced Australia’s Unprecedented Fires

Looking harder at the Australia and California fires.

Integrating Black and White American Economic History

The interplay of black and white economic history: slaves, freedmen, Jim Crow laws and the Great Migration.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/17/2020

Today’s Water Cooler: Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders, Trump, AOC’s PAC, good economic reports, blockchain, bulding empty apartments for the rich, DoorDash, Google Maps, invasive species, Inca canals, gardens, surprise billing, readlining and mortality, jobs guarantee, Buddhism and printing,

The Impact of CEOs in the Public Sector: Evidence from the English NHS

The myth of magical CEOs seems to break down in the public sector.

Links 1/17/2020

SEC With Investment Managers: “Like the FBI Sitting Down With the Mafia”

A law firm partner discusses SEC capture as if it were perfectly normal….which sadly, it is.

Wolf Richter: Tesla, Hit by Sagging US Sales, Goes Full-China with Design Center, Loans & Factory

It makes strategic sense for Tesla, which is struggling mightily in the US, to try to find new markets. But the headwinds in China are even stronger.

So, You Want To Live Tiny? Here’s What To Consider When Choosing a House, Van or Caravan

Discussing tiny house considerations.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/16/2020

Todays’ Water Cooler: China trade deal, Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders, Warren, Iowa caucus rules, unity drive, “artisanal mining,” Twitter, Google, Instagram, Australian bush fires and Murdoch, diet, Panama Canal water level, PFAS, Teamsters, ethics and a zombie apocalypse

Digital Money: Implications for Emerging Market and Developing Economies

A clinical look at digital money ideas for developing economies finds the benefits are narrower than boosters would have you believe.

Links 1/16/2020