Friday, May 27, 2022

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/27/2022

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Links 5/27/2022

How to Lose Influence and Alienate Neighbors in Latin America, the US Way

“If the US assumes that it has staunch allies [in Latin America], it is making a big mistake.”

Getting Out of the Rat Race: Is an “Age of Leisure and Abundance” Possible?

Why can’t we have nice things like leisure time?

Understanding the Global Rise in Inflation

How high demand for traded goods is generating inflation, and central banks hitting the brakes is likely to hit growth unnecessarily hard.

Holiday Weekend Schedule

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/26/2022

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Ro Khanna: ‘Freedom’ Has Been Hijacked by the Right. Let’s Take It Back

Is it too late for the left to redefine and own libertarian-possessed words like freedom?

The Danger of Underestimating Russia

If we keep insisting on sticking with our self-serving fantasies about Russia, we are only going to dig our hole deeper.

Links 5/26/2022

Why Is America Polarized? The Answer May Surprise You

America is divided against itself as never before. Some thoughts as to why.

The EU Needs More Than $1 Trillion for Plan to Ditch Russian Oil and Gas

The EU will have to make very large expenditures to end its depencence on Russian energy. But does it also have the organizational chops?

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/25/2022

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Reckoning With the Growing Demand for Long-Term Care

Long-term care needs for the elderly are growing. What to do?

Links 5/25/2022