Friday, March 23, 2018

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/23/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Trade Wars?, Nixon v. Cuomo, DCCC at it again, wave election, durable goods, Tesla, Facebook fracas, FOSTA, robots, water, inflation, Amazon data centers

Resisting the Gig Economy: The Emergence of Cooperative Food Delivery Platforms

Labor-squeezing platform providers: how to fight fire with fire.

Links 3/23/18

Mr. Market Has a Hissy Fit Over Trump’s “Coming Soon” China Tariffs

How much of the upset over Trump’s planned China tariffs is warranted?

Gaius Publius: Despite Officially Hating Trump, Democrats Like a Lot of What He Does

Yet another example of the Democrats’ hypocrisy.

Global C02 Emissions Rise for the First Time in 3 Years

Bad news on the carbon emissions front.

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/22/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: China trade, Trump tariffs, Clinton and Pritzker, leading indicators, shipping, Amazon, Tesla, pedestrians and robot cars, water, birds, psychopaths

Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell, U.S. Elections, the Future of Humanity, and More

Chomsky discusses a wide range of hot topics.

Links 3/22/18

Was Carillion’s Collapse the Beginning of the End for the UK’s Outsourcers?

Two large British outsourcers are also on the verge of collapse, and the vultures are circling.

Another CalPERS Victory: CalPERS to Publish “Court Reporter Style” Transcripts

CalPERS commits to publishing its open meeting transcripts.

Humanity’s Meat and Dairy Intake Must Be Cut in Half by 2050 to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

An update on meat consumption as an environmental hazard.

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Illinois results, the suburbs, Facebook data crisis, demographics, architectural billings, Grenfell Tower, complexity, free-range parenting, Yahoo

Germany’s Pivot From Russian Gas Will Be Costly

Why Germany’s plans to hurt Russia via its gas exports may not go all that far.

Links 3/21/18

cute snake links