Saturday, October 21, 2017

UK Oil And Gas Costs To Rise 100% If Brexit Fails

A concrete example of why a disorderly Brexit is not a good idea.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/18/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, Trump flip on Alexander-Murray, Steve Bannon, Mnuchin on tax reform, housing starts, Amazon, coffee shops

Can Theatre Change Your Mind?

The potential and the limits of theatre and other art forms to combat confirmation bias.

Links 10/18/17

Quelle Surprise! Pollution Pays!

A study of DuPont’s failure to clean up emissions of a toxic chemical shows pollution is economical rational. Too bad the remedies are lame.

Brexit Was a Cry of Financial Pain and Not the Influence of the Old

A new analysis of why voters decided for or against Brexit.

Another Disease of Despair: Rise in Hepatitis C Among Opioid Users

A rise in hepatitis C, another public health crisis in the making, shows the high cost of neglecting job creation and social safety nets.

Reminder: First Boston Meetup Tomorrow, Thursday October 19

Reconfirming our first Boston meetup! Be there or be square!

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/17/2017

Today’s Water Cooler: NAFTA, Bombardier, Clinton uranium, Women’s March, industrial production, iPhone X, the Bezzle, robots, mindfulness

Use Spare Older Workers to Overcome ‘Labour Shortages’

Getting tough about age discrimination would help address the alleged shortage of workers.

Links 10/17/17

May Rebuffed in Personal Brexit Lobbying in Brussels, Yet Much of UK Press Spins Otherwise

The latest Brexit follies….

The Case of the Spitting Legionnaire

How the “spitting on our veterans” meme is a remarkable and complete inversion of the facts.

On Iran, Trump Follows Iraq War Neocons

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson on why Trump is trying to decertify Iran even though he has admitted Iran is fully compliant with its agreement.

Balloon Dog (Orange): The Art of a Health Care Deal

What a health care solution space looks like to our highly transactional President.