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05 декабря, 22:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/5/2019

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Today's Water Cooler: WTO dispute resolution, digital services, Huawei, 2000 v. 2019, Biden's bus, Buttigieg, Iowa caucus, impeachment witness statements, VSAP, Wells Fargo, UPS, Google, private equity, corals, climate polling, health insurance, Maxwell's equations, generationsd

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05 декабря, 17:55

‘Dark Waters’ Tells the Origin Story of a Public Health Nightmare. We’re Still Living It.

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On a docu-drama that recounts the first major suit against toxic "forever chemicals" and what's being done about them now.

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05 декабря, 14:55

Links 12/5/19

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05 декабря, 14:34

Questioning Innovation

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Why innovation isn't necessarily a good thing.

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05 декабря, 12:44

Tucker Carlson Tears into Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer for Strip Mining American Towns

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Tucker Carlson takes on the feared vulture capitalist Paul Singer as an examplar of how hedge funds are destroying American communities.

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05 декабря, 09:24

The Debt Delusion

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A short take on John Week's new book, The Debt Delusion, and why it matters.

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04 декабря, 22:00

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/4/2019

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Today's Water Cooler: Impeachment v. trade bill, France v. US, US v. China, Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders, Warren, Jewish-Americans, Stacey Abrams, employment, manufacturing, services, shipping, potatoes, another IoT debacle, P4HCAF, prison staffing, slavery, the connectome, the Dead

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04 декабря, 18:15

CalPERS Still Owns Toxic National Enquirer Via Hedge Fund Chatham; CEO Marcie Frost Falsely Says It Was Sold; Columbia Journalism Review Depicts Pending Sale as a Sham

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CalPERS is trying to pretend it is done with the National Enquirer. A pending sale would still have CalPERS subsidizing the Enquirer's costs.

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04 декабря, 14:55

Links 12/4/19

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04 декабря, 12:34

Why the UK Needs a Financial Transaction Tax

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Claims that a financial transaction tax would be difficult to implement and raise little revenue are fake news.

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04 декабря, 12:16

Opening of Formerly Secret FDA Database Exposes Medical Device Failures, Spurring Lawsuits

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The FDA kept a database of medical device malfunctions secret for decades.

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04 декабря, 11:43

Wealthy Countries’ Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer

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Emerging economies want large scale subsidies from their richer brethren to pay for them to move to green energy sources.