Thursday, October 18, 2018

Richard Murphy: Who Really Pays the Tax on Rents?

Clearing up a widespread misperception about tax.

Trump Bails On Coal Industry Incentives

Trump is abandoning coal industry subsidies after running into a buzz saw of opposition.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 10/16/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Currency practices, Pelosi’s plans, polarized electorate, Georgia Governor, Iowa, minority rule, industrial production, housing market, gold, apparel, water in Latin America, #MeToo, the police and protest, Melvyn Bragg, dogs

Sears’ Terminal Slide: Bankruptcy and Likely Liquidation

Bankruptcy can only restructure debts; it cannot revive Sears’ mutilated brands and bring back mauled customers.

Links 10/16/18

Why CalPERS Matters

Why CalPERS’ fall from being a sophisticated player and force for reform is an important lesson.

Brexit: Things Are Always Darkest Before They Go Completely Black

Don’t kid yourself that the current relative calm on the Brexit front is a good thing.

New Study Highlights Collapse of Insect Populations

Very sobering news on the insect front. Species die-off is progressing faster than you probably thought.

Gaius Publius: IPCC Releases Climate Report — First Thoughts

The latest IPCC report says we are cooking our collective goose, and hardly anyone seems to react.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 10/15/2018

Today’s Water Cooler: Open thread

#MeToo Under the Golden Arches at McDonald’s

#MeToo on Capitol Hill, and #MeToo at McDonald’s

Links 10/15/18

Michael Hudson: Naked Capitalism – The Best Daily Paper

Naked Capitalism is the best news source….for independent thinkers.