Friday, May 25, 2018

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/25/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Automobile imports, “Blue Wave” already cresting?, California primaries, Teachout runs for NY AG, Our Revolution, durable goods, consumer sentiment, DNA, ’80s home robots

US Supreme Court Ordered Desegregation, then Conservatives Worked to Demolish Public Education

How desegregation led to a concerted attack on public education.

Links 5/25/18

Eyewitness Sketches Provide ‘Stormy’ Results, Can Lead to False Convictions

On the shortcomings of eyewitness memories, and in particular, forensic sketches based them.

PropOrNot – Setting Up the Atlantic Council for Lawsuits

Some sleuthing into who might be backing the low-life hit men at PropOrNot, a group linked to Ukrainian fascists that defamed Naked Capitalism, ConsortiumNews, Counterpunch, the Ron Paul Institute, Paul Craig Roberts, Black Agenda Report, and other sites.

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/24/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Open Thread.

Salient Economic Characteristics of the Counties that Flipped to Trump, Sorted by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and an economic message for Democrats.

Links 5/24/18

Hubert Horan: Uber’s Q1 Results – Reporters Show They Aren’t Up to Reading Financials

What was the real story in Uber’s first quarter results?

Here’s How Money Is Destroying the World Through Addiction

See this problem for what it is: A loosely organized group of global addicts getting together to figure out ways to enrich each other financially.

Understanding Right and Left Populism

Experts appear to have understated the role of economic insecurity in sparking the rise of populism.

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/23/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, sorghum, Clinton and Cuomo, Stacey Abrams, scamming the #Resistance, PMI Flash, new housing, architectural billings, Google, tech billionaires, model trains, Lamarckism, food trucks, “By 35….”

Beware the So-Called Mental Health “De-Stigmatization” Campaigns such as Make It OK and NAMI, for They Are Front Groups for Big Pharma

On the unsavory role of mental health advocacy groups.

Links 5/23/18

Lib-Pop Politics: Italy’s New Government Is More Neoliberal Than Populist

Italy’s much ballyhooed populism is looking a lot like a sellout.