Monday, December 5, 2022

Links 12/5/2022

In Alaska, a Mystery Over Disappearing Beluga Whales

Belugas pass cultural knowledge across generations. Their survival may depend on how they collectively adapt.

Earth to Reporters: Why Is No One Asking SFB What Happened to the $3.3 Billion He Borrowed?

Journalists are ignoring an obvious and damaging line of questioning with SBF. Of course, the “damaging” part may be why they are punting.

New Global Estimates on Profits in Tax Havens Suggest the Tax Loss Continues to Rise

Quelle surprise! Despite EU and US initiatives to curb corporate use of tax havens, big companies continue to fatten their wallets.

The Coming Revival of the American Chestnut (but through Genetic Engineering?)

A regulatory decision by a small USDA agency on the American Chestnut could have major ramifications for genetic engineering.

Links 12/4/2022

The Jobs Report in Light of what Powell Said: The Fed Cannot Create Supply of Labor, But it Can Slow the Demand for Labor

Higher interest rates, for longer.

Links 12/3/2022

“Jobs Are Up! Wages Are Up! So Why Am I as an Economist so Gloomy?”

Since the Fed can’t get more workers into the workplace but thinks it’s in charge of inflation, it will kill jobs with rate hikes.

Book Review: An Unflinching Critique of the Eugenics Movement

In “Control,” geneticist Adam Rutherford grapples with the dark history of eugenics and now its engineered implementation.

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/2/2022

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State of Big Tech 2022: Dismantling National & Global Digital Enclosures

From fintech to food systems to social media, the State of Big Tech offers a blueprint for the 99% to break privatized status-quo enclosures.

Links 12/2/2022

Latin American Leaders Call For Pardon and Release of Julian Assange from His “Unjust Imprisonment”

“Many people in Europe are following with admiration what is now happening in [Latin America],” said Wikileaks’ editor-in-chief and close confidant of Assange. “When looking at the political landscape in Europe all we have are dark forces.”

Biden Keeps Up Tough Talk on Ukraine Despite Evidence of Failure

The collective West is having a wee bit of trouble with facts on the ground in Ukraine.