Sunday, August 20, 2017
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:57 am |
Things are so bad at Uber that planted stories are falling apart within days.
School Funding Fight in Illinois: Billionaire Ex-Private Equity Governor Rauner v. 2 Million Students
Yves here. Notice how all the hysteria over evil Rooskies, North Korea, and neo-Nazis on the march has diverted media attention away from fights over economic issues? In Illinois, Governor Rauner is pushing through a scheme to curb funding to schools that is designed to hit lower property tax districts and Chicago particularly hard. Some […]
Brexit is the incomprehension of a former imperial power, wistfully hoping to recreate a long-gone global sphere of influence.
Please come to our Burlington VERMONT Meetup August 17, and/or our Montreal QUEBEC Meetup August 18 (with Lambert)
The deets, as we say these days: Burlington Date: August 17 Time: 8:00PM Place: Zero Gravity Brewpub at Flatbread. Here is a handy map: How to recognize Lambert: I am tall, not overly thin, with glasses, greying-white short hair, and glasses. I will be wearing a red shirt, and will have a black computer bag […]
Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA negotiations, 2018 races, Charlottesville, housing, gold, Amazon disrupts retail by inventing the store, podcast
Musing on why the Fed is so eager to raise interest rates.
Why the argument that public company ownership contributes to monopoly power is wrong-headed.
The war on cash, to enable central banks to implement negative interest rates on ordinary citizens, continues.
Lee Camp gives a first person account of the violence at Charlottesville.
Meetup reminder: Burlington, VT Thursday, August 17 at 8:00PM; Montreal, Quebec Friday, August 18, at 6:00PM. Hope to see you there!
Topics: Water Cooler
Posted by Lambert Strether at 2:00 pm |
No new legislation is necessary for financial regulatory rollback to proceed. Enforcement priorities fail to target Wall Street.
The New York Times’ latest dubious achievement: how many lies it managed to tell in a single story about French labor laws.