Saturday, February 29, 2020

New Deal, New Patriots: How Roosevelt’s Welfare Programmes Made America Great Again

Who’d have thunk it? Having goverment do more for citizens, such as New Deal programs, leads to citizens willing to do more for their county.

Links 2/26/2020

Alaska’s Marine Ecosystem Is Changing ‘Decades Too Early’ Due to Climate Crisis

More sad news for wildlife in Alaska.

The Race to Slash ‘Red Tape’ in Post-Brexit Britain Has Begun. How Can It Be Resisted?

Brexit is being used to accelerate the neoliberal race to the bottom.

Live Blog: Democrat Presidential Primary Debate #11 in Charleston, SC

Candidates! Candidates! Candidates! ★★★ Seven candidates on one stage! ★★★ Come on down!

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/25/2020

Today’s Water Cooler:

3 Energy Sectors Most Threatened by the Coronavirus

The coronavirus has already whacked energy prices. But which products are particularly vulnerable?

Links 2/25/2020

Michael Hudson: The Democrats’ Quandary – In a Struggle Between Oligarchy and Democracy, Something Must Give

The Democrats’ civil war over who controls the party may be coming to a head.

CalPERS’ Dishonest Response to Representative Jim Banks Regarding Chief Investment Officer Ben Meng and CalPERS’ Chinese Investments

Rep.Jim Banks pressed CalPERS on dodgy Chnese investments. CalPERS gave Banks a free shot via flagrant lies, but will Banks catch on?

Is Bloomberg Buying the DNC? If So, What Does He Plan to Do With It?

A closer look at Bloomberg’s attempted takeover of the DNC.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/24/2020

Today’s Water Cooler:

New Mexico Attorney General Sues Google Over Kiddie Privacy

New Mexico AG Hector Balderas sues Google for violating children’s privacy under federal and state statutes. Don’t be evil indeed!

Links 2/24/2020

To Many’s Dismay, Permian Produces More Gas and Condensate Instead of Oil and Profits

Justin Mikula continues to document fracking follies; this installment focuses on the challenges stymieing profitability in the top US oil field, the Permian shale.