Saturday, June 10, 2023

Links 6/10/2023

Michael Hudson on the US Economy – Surprisingly Resilient or Potemkin Village?

Michael Hudson covers the waterfront on the US economy, such as class warfare, santions dependency, China, and the dollar.

I Was a Wilderness Therapy Success Story. Then My PTSD Surfaced.

Wilderness therapy looks like yet another scam designed to extract funds from parents with self-destructive kids.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/9/2023

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Human-Caused Warming to Surpass Paris Agreement Limit by 2037, Analysis Finds

Another troubling global warming assessment.

Links 6/9/2023

Europe’s Strawberry War Heats Up As Germany Sends Cross-Party Delegation to Spain

Strawberry fields forever? Maybe not in water-starved south-eastern Spain.

Thomas Ferguson: Debt Ceiling Theater and the Trump Parallel Universe

Political scientist Thomas Ferguson discusses Democratic debt ceiling fecklessness, Biden’s wobbly coaliiton, and US instability.

Snowden Warns Today’s Surveillance Technology Makes 2013 Look Like ‘Child’s Play’

Edward Snowden describes how surveillace tools have become more powerful in the past decade

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/8/2023

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Small Town and Rural Hospitals Are at Risk of Closing Due to Funding

More pillaging of America, here in hospitals in flyover, where it won’t be noticed much before those practices start moving to the core.

Links 6/8/2023

Is Russia’s Least Bad Option Now the Maximalist Stance of Taking Control of Western Ukraine?

Is Russia moving towards the perceived necessity of subduing western Ukraine? And how might that work?

Booming Solar Industry Has An Unresolved Waste Problem

Solar panels have a roughly 15 year life. Where do they go to die? The answers now are not very good.

Biden Signs Off on Restarting Student Debt. Why?

Do student debt concessions prove Democrats are just terrible negotiators? The real reason Party leaders do the debt ceiling dance.