Thursday, November 30, 2023

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/30/2023

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Wall Street Journal: “Why No One Wants to Pay for the Green Transition”

The green energy transition, which truth be told has not gotten very far, is already hitting a wall.

Links 11/30/2023

The Thousand Boat Blockade-Busting Operation Changes Everything on the Gaza Front – if It Materialises

The Turkiye-sponsored thousand-boat flotilla, scheduled to set sail for Gaza this past Wednesday, looks to be a non-starter. What happened?

Feds Need to Enlist Consumers to Police Eyepoppingly High Level of Medicare Advantage Ad/Marketing Fraud

Yet another reason to be leery of Medicare Advantage…..widespread deceptive marketing.

The Destructively High Energy Cost of AI

More data on the energy cost of AI, which is projected soon to exceed that of several small countries.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/29/2023

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Big Meat Unveils Battle Plans for COP28

The meat industry is coming under enough climate change pressure so as to have started messaging and astroturf campaigns.

Links 11/29/2023

Gaza Conflict: End Game Not in Sight

While there is still tremendous uncertainty about where the conflict in Gaza is going, more Palestinian suffering near-term is baked in.

New Technologies to Get Around Old Laws: Algorithms Being Used to Evade Antitrust Rules, Fix Prices and Worse

Is organizing a price-fixing cartel still illegal if an algorithm tells you to do it?

Car Dealers Warn Biden Administration to Pump Brakes on EV Plans

Auto dealers throw cold water on EV uptake hopium.

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/28/2023

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Why Did Argentina Elect a Right-Wing Non-Establishment Extremist?

More on the truly wacky new president of Argentina, Javier Milei who nevertheless may get some of his bad ideas implemented.

Links 11/28/2023