Saturday, October 31, 2020

Ending Regime Change – in Bolivia and the World

How democracy triumphed in Bolivia…despite the best efforts of the US.

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/28/2020

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Revisiting the Rise of Italian Fascism

The example of Mussolini suggests that fear of socialist policies played a big role in the rise of fascism.

Links 10/28/2020

Residential Evictions Bearing Down on Many Tenants

Winter is coming, and unless something major changes, with it, evictions.

Savvy Patient Fought for the Price She Was Quoted − And Didn’t Give Up

Another case of patient-gouging that got cleaned up only when the press called.

“Shadow” Lobbyists Run Rampant in the Swamp

Unregistered lobbyists, including former members of Congress, are a key resource for lobbying firms

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/27/2020

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A (Very) Short History of the Idea of Ending Poverty

As material output increased, so to has the interest in treating poverty as a potentially solvable problem.

Links 10/27/2020

Large UK Study Delivers Big Blow to Covid Herd Immunity Thesis, Raises Concerns About Vaccine Strategies

Confirming a Covid concern.

To Beat China, US Should Tax Ray Dalio Out of Existence

A recap of the recent China “Bund Summit,” which included discussion of China’s continuing need for foreign capital.

Notes on a World Without Trump

So what might Trump do if he loses?

2:00PM Water Cooler 10/26/2020

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So Trump Loses. What Happens Then?

A few of the commonplace dystopian possibilities for November.