Sunday, September 25, 2022

Housing Bubble Woes: Home Prices Drop 3.5%, Steepest Monthly Drop since Jan. 2016. Sales, Already at Lockdown Levels, Drop Further. Active Listings Rise Further

The housing market in the US, not surprisingly, is looking pretty punky.

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/21/2022

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U.S. Senators Propose Secondary Sanctions On Russian Oil

Some US senators are pushing what looks like another sanctions own goal…..assuming it gets done.

What the Fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan Is Really About and Why It’s Likely to Get Worse

By Conor Gallagher Ever since the breakup of the USSR, Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, an enclave recognized as Azerbaijani territory by the international community but mostly populated by ethnic Armenians. They fought a war there two years ago when Azerbaijan grabbed land in a six-week conflict that led […]

Links 9/21/2022

Text of Putin Speech Announcing Partial Mobilization

Putin announced that Russia is escalating its commitment to the conflict in Ukraine.

Peace Activists Hit the Streets From D.C. to San Francisco Seeking End to Ukraine War

Finally some in America are willing to speak out against the financial and human costs of the Ukraine conflict and urge neogitations.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 9/20/2022

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Closing Hours of the 2022 Fundraiser, Help Hit Our New $ and Donor Targets!

Help make this fundraiser a winner! Contribute on this final day!

Biden Again Indicates that US Will Defend Taiwan ‘Militarily’ – Does This Constitute a Change in Policy?

A look at how the US likes to present its role in the escalating conflict over Taiwan.

Links 9/20/2022

Digital Dollar and Digital Euro Just Took a Big Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

As the US government begins setting up the regulatory guardrails for a digital dollar, the EU forms a consortium to develop a prototype for a digital euro. Its members include Amazon and dozens of large EU banks.

Reminding Those of You on the Fence as Our 2022 Fundraiser Closes: We Really Like You!

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Private Equity Sees the Billions in Eye Care as Firms Target High-Profit Procedures

Private equity continued to buy up and crapify more medical specialist practices. The latest target is eye care, particularly surgeries.