Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Links 6/20/18

EU to Members: Prepare for No Deal Brexit

An official “put on your life jackets” Brexit warning.

Some Notes on Trump’s Trade War Threat

Some observations about the Trump-China spat.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/19/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, semiconductors, mid-terms, immigration, Kobach and voting, housing, shipping, trucking “sweet spot,” Uber, Tesla, Juneteenth, Enoch Powell, F-35

US, Japan Reject G-7 Ocean Plastics Charter

Japan and the United States decline to endorse G-7 Ocean Plastics Charter– a voluntary effort inadequate to the scale of the problem but better than outright neglect.

Links 6/19/18

Yanis Varoufakis: Why Germany Neither Can Nor Should Pay More To Save the Eurozone

Why Germany is not the solution to the Eurozone’s woes.

Why North Korea Can Never Trust the U.S.

Why North Korea will be unable to accept any deal the US offers.

Gaius Publius: Union-Busting by Planned Parenthood in Colorado

Planned Parenthood shows its true colors, which is loyalty to the top 10%.

Net Neutrality Supporters Face Off Against The FCC

Net neutrality is dead. Long live net neutrality.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/18/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, Sanders and taxes, Iowa, Wisconsin, ranked choice voting, housing, shipping, Tesla shorts, Audi CEO arrest, death of New York, consciousness

More Sound and Fury: Trump Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Record Extends Prior Trend

Trump enforcement actions extend prior Foreign Corrupt Practices Act trend, targeting foreign companies, and diverting federal prosecutorial resources.

Links 6/18/18

Why It Matters If Fracking Companies Are Overestimating Their ‘Proved’ Oil and Gas Reserves

Comprehensive analysis of why it matters that fracking companies are overestimating their ‘proved’ oil and gas reserves– as allowed under an SEC rule change.

Missing in Action: The Poor in America

How much of the reality of being poor remains hidden, often by design.