Today’s Water Cooler: Temporarily open thread!
Monday, October 23, 2017
Topics: Water Cooler
Posted by Lambert Strether at 2:00 pm |
Efforts to repair the road system in Puerto Rico seem grossly incommensurate to the scope and degree of the damage.
But the yield spread collapses to lowest since early in the Financial Crisis. Even the Fed is worried.
More and more experts are nattering nervously about market risk and occasionally using the “crisis” word. What are the potential hazards?
It is an insult to intelligence for Steven Mnuchin to claim that the Trump tax plan isn’t a sop to the rich. That’s the GOP’s raison d’etre.
Rajoy Goes Nuclear on Catalonia’s Separatists, Seeks Suspension of Autonomy, National Takeover of Local Police and Public Broadcasting; Political and Economic Risk High
Spain’s prime minister Rajoy has set in motion a takeover of the government in Catalonia. What might happen next?
Oleg Deripaska, Russia’s aluminium oligarch, has lost his campaign to stop negative press reporting of his business conduct
Topics: Guest Post
Posted by Lambert Strether at 6:25 am |
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:55 am |
Worst Health Care Revolving Door Case So Far, Version 2.0? – From President of Lilly USA to US Secretary of Health and Human Services?
Trump is managing the difficult task of setting new lows in the revolving door category.
On the role of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Providing the details for our upcoming NYC meetup. Hope to see you there!
Posted by Yves Smith at 12:10 am |
Today’s Water Cooler: Open thread.
Can Manipulating the Prices of ObamaCare’s “Silver” Plans Prevent Trump’s CSR Cuts from Having Any Impact?
ObamaCare subsidies are indexed to the price of Silver plans. This creates some counter-intuitive results.