Tuesday, August 11, 2020

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/11/2020

Today’s Water Cooler

Trump EPA Poised to Weaken Obama Methane Rule, Despite Possibility of Later CRA Overturn

Trump EPA to weaken Obama methane rule, acceding to fossial fuel pressure, despite the Congressional Review Act, which may kick in aft Nov.

Links 8/11/2020

The TPP Is Dead! Long Live the TPP!

Beware! The TPP is still skulking around, rebranded as the CPTPP. As Lambert says, “Kill it with fire”.

Covid-19 Shortages Continue and Could Get Worse

Covid-19 still stalks the land and winter is coming.

Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Deaths: Seeking Economic Roots in Census Data

The higher rate of black deaths to Covid-19 appears due to higher infection rates. That suggests that work and living conditions put them much more at risk.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/10/2020

Today’s Water Cooler

America’s Obesity Epidemic Threatens Effectiveness of Any COVID Vaccine

Politicians and the public rest their hopes on emergence of a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Will it work on the obese?

Links 8/10/2020

Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-Three: Uber’s Already Hopelessly Unprofitable Economics Take A Major Coronavirus Hit

The press is still refusing to depict Uber accurately, as a rotting corpse.

CalPERS Digs Its Ben Meng Defenestration Hole Deeper: Claims Knowledge of Abuse Months Ago; Notice for Emergency Closed Session Legally Invalid Unless CEO Frost’s Job Is on the Line

CalPERS is bizarrely unable to control its bad impulses.

COVID-19 Survivors Face Lifetime of Disability

Funny how other countries are willing to acknowledge that Covid-19 can do very bad things without killing you, and not the US.

Links 8/9/2020

COVID-19 and the California Prison Crisis: 24th San Quentin Inmate Dies Last Friday

The 24th San Quentin inmate died Friday of COVID-19 complications, an inevitable consequence of Calironia’s misguided transfer policy.

Wind Farms Built on Carbon-Rich Peat Bogs Lose Their Ability to Fight Climate Change

Wind farms provide sustainable energy but must be properly sited, so not to destroy the carbon sink characteristsics of peat bogs.