Sunday, January 29, 2023

“Look for the Helpers”: Corsi-Rosenthal Box Round-Up

Making pie crust is harder than making a Corsi-Rosenthal box.

Links 1/29/2023

Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson Discuss the Causes and Politicization of Inflation

Desai and Hudson debunk widely-believed, finance-and-elite-serving myths about inflation.

Links 1/28/2023

California’s Plan to Disappear the Homeless

CARE courts to force treatment on those deemed mentally ill and could result in state conservatorship. 

Rural Americans Aren’t Included in Inflation Figures – and for Them, the Cost of Living May Be Rising Faster

The fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys only urban populations for the consumer price index could be masking a rural-urban inflation gap.

Contesting The Ultimate Lockdown: Non-Vax Covid Prophylactic Home Remedies (Plus Bharat’s Nasal Vaccine)

Let’s save some lives!

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/27/2023

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Links 1/27/2023

USAID Quietly Unveils Plans to Export Ukraine’s Digital Governance Model Around World

Ukraine’s wholesale digitization of government services predates the war, but in the eternal spirit of never letting a good crisis go to waste and with the financial support of USAID and the EU, it has been significantly expanded since.

New Report Highlights Pesticides’ Overlooked Climate Connection

New assessment by Pesticides Action Network North America examines the “vicious cycle” linking these fossil fuel–derived chemicals and climate change.

The Post-Covid Global Economy: Could Negative Supply Shocks Disrupt Other Fragile Systems?

Continuing shocks to the economy threaten the stability of democracies that already show significant signs of fragility

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/26/2023

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Why Are We So Afraid of Nuclear Power?

Nuclear energy is greener than renewables and safer than fossil fuels. But people seldom make decisions based on facts.

Healthcare Systems Increasingly Turn to Gig Nurses to Remedy Their Self-Created Nurse “Shortages”

Private equity uses the pandemic to pursue the “Uberfication” of nursing.