Today's Water Cooler: Tariffs, NAFTA, Jones v Moore, Virginia, Clinton interview at Mother Jones, Franken, manufacturing, Tesla, collapse
Today's Water Cooler: Temporary open thread
Maps that could have prevented the Wine Country fires are not complete because PG&E and other utilities stalled them.
Spending on urine screens and related genetic tests quadrupled from 2011 to 2014 to an estimated $8.5 billion a year — more than the budget of the EPA
Today's Water Cooler: Open thread
Alex Azar isn't only corrupt; he could be the point man on the Administration effort to crapify the health care system via regulatory change
Votes should be counted in public and voting systems should be auditable by non-experts. Paper ballots do both. The Everyone Counts system used by CalPERS does neither.
Lambert: “New technology is what society makes of it.” Or the most powerful actors in society? So, it’s good to potential job loss from technological advances — if advances they be — put in the context of the Jobs Guarantee. By Kevin Cashman, who researches issues related to domestic and international policy at the Center […]
AI may revolutionise risk management and financial supervision, but also threatens to destabilise markets and increase systemic risk.
Today's Water Cooler: Grinding teeth, Roy Moore, Keith Ellison on 2018, Bill Clinton, parade of The Aghast, small business optimism, Waymo, video gaming on Twitch
The suburbs are home to 44% of the overall population and 38% of the uninsured population. The uninsurance rate among suburbanites is 15%.
By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, I’m sorry this is a bit light. I’m having enormous workflow problems trying to transition away from Yahoo, and I have all sorts of material hung up in Outbox limbo. (iOS has the pleasing UX characteristic of simply leaving mail it can’t send in the Outbox without alerting you […]
A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.
Updating on Puerto Rico, which will require at least $23 billion in aid, according to PROMESA's Financial Oversight and Management Board
Delivering on demand for lower-emissions vessels could be the industry’s most arduous journey of all.