Friday, November 24, 2017

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/24/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Talk amongst yourselves!

Be Thankful for the Internet as You Know It, Because It May Not Exist Much Longer

FCC Commissioner’s horrid plan to end “net neutrality” and make the Internet work like cable.

Links 11/24/17

The Role of Medicaid Managed Care in the Rise of Common Chronic Childhood Conditions

Has Medicaid’s new managed care model increased diagnoses of ADHD and asthma?

A Thanksgiving Tale: Rescued by Cafe DuPont

A Thanksgiving misadventure has a happy ending.

Links 11/23/17

How Did 1917 Change the West?

The US and Europe were more influenced by the Russian revolution of 1917 than they care to admit.

Trump’s FCC Goes to War on Net Neutrality

Net neutrality has been under attack since 2002, and the Trump Administration is determined to do it in.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/22/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, Big Pharma and TPP, Democratic Wave, Conyers, “The First Bank President,” durable goods, Excel, net neutrality

Links 11/22/17

Philadelphia Fed Study Debunks Main Argument for Student Debt Slavery

Evidence that the justification for putting student loan borrowers on the rack was ideological garbage.

Tech Giants Look to WTO to Entrench Their Monopoly Powers and Profits

How tech titans are using the WTO and trade agreements to further strengthen their dominant positions.

The Impact of Brexit on the Irish Energy System – Pragmatism vs. Principles

Irish energy provision illustrates some of the downside of Brexit for the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/21/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: Roy Moore, Trump/Bush analogy, DSA, national activity, Tesla Semi debacle?, Facebook traffic, blockchain, Keystone, IP

Capitalism: Not With a Bang But With a (Prolonged) Whimper

The question: How does capitalism end?