Sunday, April 21, 2019

Links 4/21/19

Bill Black: Faked Emissions May Send Volkswagen CEO to Prison

In this Real News Network interview, Bill Black examines the VW emissions scandal and discusses how corruption has become endemic in corporate Germany, and why the SEC and DoJ are targeting VW.

Links 4/20/19

Chevron and Exxon Say They Can Turn Around the Failed Finances of Fracking Industry

The latest in Justin Mikulka’s excellent series on fracking follies.

Empire and Economics: The Long History of Debt Cancellation from Antiquity to Today

Get a cup of coffee. A meaty talk by Michael Hudson, Liz Theoharis, and Aliou Niang on the social and economic logic of debt cancellation back when it was a regular practice.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/18/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: China and WTO, Biden to run, Buttigieg (Zuckerberg; donors), Harris, Moulton (!), Sanders, Warren, Yang, RussiaGate, super-delegates, jobless claims, leading indicators, retail sales, Sears, Lyft, CA carbon tax debacle, real-time evolution, plastic bags, Johnny Cash, brains, cats, badgers

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? – A Talk with Stephen Cohen

Professor Stephen Cohen dicusses Trump’s policies on Russia and China on Real News Network.

Links 4/19/19

McKinsey: Doing God’s Work in Puerto Rico

McKinsey would have you believe it is covering itself in glory in Puerto Rico. A New York Magazine story suggests otherwise.

Making American Schools Less Great Again

An on-the-ground report from a teacher in Beverton on how the war on schools’ funding is leading teachers to strike.

The Anti-Sanders Press Influenced the 2016 Primary. Will It Do the Same Again?

Can Sanders supporters counter a hostile media?

Meetup Reminders! Boston, This Thursday, April 25; Announcing Location for Minneapolis Meetup, Thursday May 2; Still Seeking Location for Milwaukee Meetup Wednesday May 1

More meetup information. Hope to see you soon!

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/18/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Mueller report and open thread.

Should “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg’s Small Donor Contribution Numbers Go Unchallenged?

Small donations and small donors are not the same.

Links 4/18/19