2:00PM Water Cooler 6/22/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Tariffs and apparel,Trump in Duluth, MO, ME, WV Senate, immigration policy, I-95 stops, voting shenanigains, manufacturing, vanilla, hedgies, alcoholism, warrants for cellphone location information, sociology of science

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/21/2018

Today's Water Cooler: ZTE, Bloomberg in the midterms, Ojeda (WV), Crowley (NY), immigration, Vicky Nuland reappears, jobless claims, manufacturing, Tesla whistleblower Martin Tripp, online sales tax, Neanderthal mini-brains, addiction

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/20/2018

Patient readers, Again, I ended up writing a few mini-essays and not getting to everything else I wanted to do, so expect a bit more shortly, especially on immigration. –lambert UPDATE 3:02. All finished. By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Trump trade adviser says he has no knowledge of iPhone tariff exception” [The Hill]. “President […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/19/2018

Today's Water Cooler: China trade, semiconductors, mid-terms, immigration, Kobach and voting, housing, shipping, trucking "sweet spot," Uber, Tesla, Juneteenth, Enoch Powell, F-35

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/18/2018

Today's Water Cooler: China trade, Sanders and taxes, Iowa, Wisconsin, ranked choice voting, housing, shipping, Tesla shorts, Audi CEO arrest, death of New York, consciousness

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/15/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Trade war with China?, mid-terms and women's turnout, ranked choice voting, the border, industrial production, manufacturing, CMS ratings, risk corridors, the Incas, genderless pronouns

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/14/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “In her acceptance speech, [Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland] offered a bold defense of the global rules-based trading system and called on the United States to return to its traditional role leading and working to strengthen those multilateral institutions it helped build. She noted that many Americans are skeptical […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/13/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Trudeau, G-7, "the wave," mid-term results, ranked choice voting, Mueller, producer price index, debt, Tesla autopilot woes, pension funds, Grantham on capitalism, Chinese truckers, DNS

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/12/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Oh, Canada? Solar, generic ballot, ME-02, CO-06, constitutional crisis, Democrat unravelling, consumer prices, the Fed, smartphones, malls, ports, boxcars, trucker unrest, Stanford Prison Experiment

Last Exit to the Road Less Traveled

What good is a conventional economics that tells us we can only create jobs and “profit” by literally destroying and despoiling the resources we depend on? That sounds un-economic to me

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/8/2018

Today's Water Cooler: G-7, trade strategy, Airbus, Sanders challenged, why executives run for office, wholesale trade, supply chain, McDonalds, KFC, vaping, Anthony Bourdain, algorithms, Coltrane