Friday, March 22, 2019

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/22/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Biden/Abrams trial balloon, Gravel, Sanders, Yang, Meuller report to drop?, DCCC cripples challengers, wholesale trade, new home sales, manufacturing, Boeing, oil traders, JP Morgan and oil funding, premature spring, apple trees, trust fund squirrels, excellence in food

Work of the Past, Work of the Future

How the change in the nature of work has helped increase income inequality.

Links 3/22/19

Waiting for Brexit

A look at the EU’s Brexit extension deal.

Memo to CalPERS: The Market Won’t Provide High Returns Just Because You Need Them

A professional fund manager describes why CalPERS’ private equity strategy is irrational.

Costly Confusion: Patients Caught by Medicare Not Covering Annual Physical Exams

Yves here. This post presents a classic example of why medical care in America sucks. It’s too much about billing and not enough about patient care. I know patients who can have a yearly visit to an MD covered under their plan as either a physical or a medium complexity visit for conditions for which […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Boeing and China, Biden and Abrams, Gravel (!), Harris, O’Rourke, Sanders, Trump, “replacement theory,” leading indicators, employment, manufacturing, services, Facebook, Google PageRank, plate tectonics, anti-vax, MMT

Brexit Delay Will Not Postpone Deglobalisation

The world economy has experienced deglobasation phases before. How this one differs from its predecessors.

Links 3/21/19

Brexit: Opening the Seals

Brexit gets even more crazed, if such a thing were possible.

The #MMT Case for Progressive Taxes

MMT advocate typically shy away from calling for progressive taxes. A case as to why that’s a lost opportunity.

U.S. ‘’Oil Weapon’’ Could Change Geopolitics Forever

Oil production as a source of political advantage will no doubt keep official US climate change denialism alive and well.

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/20/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, Biden, Gravel (!), Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Sanders, Chelsea Clinton, mortgages, Boeing 737 MAX, AirBnB, Google, realtors, AI, electric buses, climate change and heart disease, Canada v. U.S. health care, Ramsey Orta, anti-vax, how spies use disguises

China’s Belt and Road Initiative vs Washington Consensus

An update by Jomo Kwame Sundaram on how China and the US are faring in their use of trade and development policy to foster growth and project power.

Links 3/20/19