Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Coming Deadly Covid Winter

Extrapolating from well-advanced Covid developments leads to some ugly destinations.

Thanksgiving Schedule and Comments Holiday

We are taking a Thanksgiving mini-break. Hope you get one too.

What Would a State-Owned Amazon Look Like? Ask Argentina

Amazon hasn’t done well in Latin America. Now Argentina will challenge private platforms to benefit workers, consumers and sellers.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/24/2020

~ Covid charts show Midwest improvement ~ Democrat jouissance after GSA ascertainment ~ Diversity ~ Hunter Thompson, prophet ~ Manufacturing, housing ~ Supply chain ~ Wolves ~ Amazon organizing ~ Evictions ~ Occam’s Razor

Saudi Aramco’s Landmark IPO Is Costing The Kingdom Billions

How the Saudi Aramco IPO has become a financial millstone.

Links 11/24/2020

To Save the Economy, Biden Must First Save Lives

More discussion of an analysis that concluded that the only way to “fix the economy” was to tackle Covid…and not hope for a vaccine bailout

Brexit: Decisions

The Brexit trade talks illustrate that not deciding amounts to a decision.

Yemen: More Damage To World Peace And Security Due To Trump Wrecking Everything As He Exits

Trump kicks Yemen.

What Connects Grenfell Tower, Dams on the Mekong, and a Shortage of Glass Vials for Covid Vaccines? Sand!

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Readers, I have purchased Obama’s latest autobiography, along with the complimentary handtruck needed to take it home, and now I’m going to have to pull on my yellow waders and read it, as much as I can stand. So that post is coming, but that post is not this post, […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/23/2020

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How to Move Beyond Utopian Socialism and Libertarianism

It is vital to escape the standard binary debates of state versus market or public versus private ownership.

Links 11/23/2020

Michael Olenick: How Biden Could Tackle the Student Loan Crisis

Biden could resort to a simple bankruptcy fix for the student loan mess. But would he?

The Mnuchin-Powell Affair Over the Fed’s “Special Purpose Vehicles” in Dollars & Effects

The Treasury and Fed set up junk-buying SPV programs The unwind is oddly controversial given that they never should have been created.