Sunday, March 26, 2023

Why is America So Anti-City? It Holds Back the Entire Country

oth parties are exacerbating the city/country split. How different are their interests?

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/20/2023

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California’s Covid Misinformation Law Is Entangled in Lawsuits, Conflicting Rulings

California’s Covid censorship law has not yet been killed by the judiciary, sadly.

Links 3/20/2023

Fed, Central Banks Created the Current Crisis and Are on Course to Making Matters Worse

The Fed has a lot of ‘splaining to do, yet seems determined to keep doing the wrong thing.

Turkey’s Opposition Leads in the Polls. Would They Move the Country Closer to the West? 

The Turkish opposition’s “memorandum of understanding on common policies” reveals which way they’re likely to steer the country should they win May’s election.

Minnesota Becomes 4th State to Provide Free School Meals to All Kids

Child labor makes a comeback as there’s no such thing as a free lunch in 46 US states.

Links 3/19/2023

Are Oil Stocks Too Good For ESG Investors To Pass Up?

“Environmental, social, and governance” investors ditch the make-believe, but it was fun while it lasted.

Interest Rate Hikes and IMF Bailouts: the US Tries to Roll Back Chinese Influence in the Global South

As higher interest rates and inflation hit developing countries, the IMF is trying to use bailout terms to sideline Beijing. 

Links 3/18/2023

The Iraq War 20 Years On: End of the US’s Post-9/11 Neoconservative Dream

The 2003 Iraq war led to huge numbers of civilian deaths, and continuing insurgencies in the Middle East and Africa

The U.S. and UK’s Submarine Deal Crosses Nuclear Red Lines with Australia

Why has Australia signed up for a pricey and security-diminishing nuclear sub deal?

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/17/2023

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Medicare Plan Commissions May Steer Beneficiaries to Wrong Coverage

More Medicare “buyer beware” alerts.