Thursday, January 27, 2022

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/27/2022

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‘No More Hiding’: Sanders Says Make GOP Vote on Popular Policies

Sanders: “The American people have a right to know where their senators stand on the most important issues impacting their lives.”

Links 1/27/2022

The Saker Interviews Michael Hudson

Yves here. Michel Hudson, in this short talk with The Saker, debunks many widespread misperceptions about the dollar, the US economy, and the prospects for fundamental change. I have only a couple of teeny quibbles and a further thought. Hudson discusses private equity buying up single family homes. While that was a very big trend […]

Construction Costs Spike 17.5%, Worst Since at Least 1965. Inventories of New Houses Pile Up, Highest Since 2008. Median Price Dives as Mix Shifts

A rise of unfinished houses thanks to construction delays. Massive supply building up in the pipeline.

EU Scientists and Politicians Clash Over Gas and Nuclear as ‘Sustainable’ Investments

Not surprisingly, it’s easier to move goalposts and designate gas and nuclear power as sustainable than get serious about cutting consumption

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/26/2022

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How 5G Puts Airplanes at Risk – An Electrical Engineer Explains

More on the 5G rollout controversy.

Links 1/26/2022

Pfizer Launches Clinical Trial for Omicron Booster Awfully Late….What Gives?

The curious plot so far: an off again, on again Pfizer Omicron booster.

China’s Government Is Targeting ‘Sissy’ Men, with Devastating Consequences

Good old fashioned men are all that China wants these days.

The Era of Cheap Renewables Grinds To A Halt

Long-discussed concerns about environmental costs and overall supplies of critical inputs to renewables are finally starting to materialize.

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/25/2022

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It’s Time to Expand the COVID-19 Exception to All American Health Care

The Feds throwing money at some parts of Covid care is arguably a precedent to build on. But the US is not exceptional that way.

Links 1/25/2022