Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Links 4/20/19

Chevron and Exxon Say They Can Turn Around the Failed Finances of Fracking Industry

The latest in Justin Mikulka’s excellent series on fracking follies.

Empire and Economics: The Long History of Debt Cancellation from Antiquity to Today

Get a cup of coffee. A meaty talk by Michael Hudson, Liz Theoharis, and Aliou Niang on the social and economic logic of debt cancellation back when it was a regular practice.

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/19/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: China and WTO, Biden to run, Buttigieg (Zuckerberg; donors), Harris, Moulton (!), Sanders, Warren, Yang, RussiaGate, super-delegates, jobless claims, leading indicators, retail sales, Sears, Lyft, CA carbon tax debacle, real-time evolution, plastic bags, Johnny Cash, brains, cats, badgers

Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? – A Talk with Stephen Cohen

Professor Stephen Cohen dicusses Trump’s policies on Russia and China on Real News Network.

Links 4/19/19

McKinsey: Doing God’s Work in Puerto Rico

McKinsey would have you believe it is covering itself in glory in Puerto Rico. A New York Magazine story suggests otherwise.

Making American Schools Less Great Again

An on-the-ground report from a teacher in Beverton on how the war on schools’ funding is leading teachers to strike.

The Anti-Sanders Press Influenced the 2016 Primary. Will It Do the Same Again?

Can Sanders supporters counter a hostile media?

Meetup Reminders! Boston, This Thursday, April 25; Announcing Location for Minneapolis Meetup, Thursday May 2; Still Seeking Location for Milwaukee Meetup Wednesday May 1

More meetup information. Hope to see you soon!

2:00PM Water Cooler 4/18/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Mueller report and open thread.

Should “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg’s Small Donor Contribution Numbers Go Unchallenged?

Small donations and small donors are not the same.

Links 4/18/19

Report: Going 100% Renewable Power Means a Lot of Dirty Mining

Looking at some of the non-CO2 costs of increasing renewable energy production and distribution.

Embedded Internationalism: The Only Way to Fight the Global Oligarchy

Rethinking internationalism as a way to counter the power of a rootless global elite.