Monday, October 22, 2018

How Private Equity Bankrupted Seven Major Grocery Chains for Fun and Profit

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Tom Engelhardt: The Unhappy 17th Anniversary of the Afghan War

Looking back on 17 counterproductive years in Afghanistan.

Announcing a New Double-Your-Donations Challenge!

A new donor challenge! Will you join us?

Plastic Watch: Recycling Woes

Although recycling is far from a viable solution to the world’s plastic problem, even these inadequate efforts are lacking, as press accounts from last week of corruption in the UK recycling industry, and Japan’s lag in implementing even the limited plastic reduction measures undertaken elsewhere reveal.

Links 10/21/18

Jeff Epstein: Naked Capitalism Led Me to MMT, and Its Commentariat Made Me a Better Writer

How Naked Capitalism and its readers provided political education.

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge

This Real News Network segment with journalist Max Blumenthal and EFF’s David Greene discusses Facebook’s new practice of  erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter.

Links 10/20/19

Mark Ames: Why Finance Is Too Important to Leave to Larry Summers

Why Naked Capitalism is your weapon against Larry Summers.

Marshall Auerback: The Democrats’ Globalization Dilemma

It’s no secret that globalization created losers, and the Democrats seem determined to ignore them.

Italy’s Debt Crisis Intensifies

Italy’s government debt yields are rising thanks to a budget standoff with Brussels, and Italian banks are looking more wobbly too.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/19/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Steel tariffs, aircraft imports, Booker, Sanders, Clinton, Democrat consultants attack nurses, home sales, apparel, Mr. Market in his happy space, Uwe Reinhardt, Teamster contract, forgotten suffragettes, law and economics, the Makerphone

Why Are We Mostly Ignoring the Climate Crisis? The Message Is Wrong

Why is there so little urgency about combatting climate change? What can be done to reverse that?

Links 10/19/18

Naked Capitalism: Ten Years After Lehman

Naked Capitalism got the last crisis right and why it will probably have the opportunity to get the next crisis right.