Brexit: Controlled Flight into Terrain


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One has to admire the EU’s parry to Theresa May’s request for an extension to Brexit to June 30, which was to offer an extension to May 22 if she could get her Withdrawal Agreement approved by Parliament by March 29. If not, the UK would be out by April 12 unless it for a […]

Second Roundup Verdict: Jury Finds Weedkiller a “Substantial Cause” of Plantiff’s Cancer


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A San Francisco  jury found last Tuesday  that Roundup – the glyphosate-based weedkiller – was “a substantial cause “ of the plaintiff Edwin Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, in the first of a three-phrase process, which focused only on scientific evidence.

Taxcast: Mainstream Media Misrepresentations of the Financial Crash


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This month’s Taxcast discusses misleading reporting from the mainstream media on the financial crisis: it was overloaded with finance ‘experts’, fed us all sorts of misunderstandings about the financial crash, sold us the austerity narrative, and omitted alternative solutions.

Taxcast: Mainstream Media Misrepresentations of the Financial Crash


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This month’s Taxcast discusses misleading reporting from the mainstream media on the financial crisis: it was overloaded with finance ‘experts’, fed us all sorts of misunderstandings about the financial crash, sold us the austerity narrative, and omitted alternative solutions.

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/22/2019


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By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune 2020 Biden (1): “Skeptical Democratic donors tell Joe Biden they will not raise funds for him at the […]

Costly Confusion: Patients Caught by Medicare Not Covering Annual Physical Exams


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Yves here. This post presents a classic example of why medical care in America sucks. It’s too much about billing and not enough about patient care. Even your humble blogger, who has a 30+ year old indemnity plan (as in I can go to any doctor in the world, I’m not in a network) that […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2019


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By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “China’s Boeing Threat Has More Bite Than Bark” [Bloomberg]. “[N]ow, with Boeing on the defensive, China’s calculation of its political interests may be shifting. China was the first country to ground the company’s 737 Max jet after the plane’s second fatal crash in just five months, and now it’s […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2019


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Today’s Water Cooler: Boeing and China, Biden and Abrams, Gravel (!), Harris, O’Rourke, Sanders, Trump, “replacement theory,” leading indicators, employment, manufacturing, services, Facebook, Google PageRank, plate tectonics, anti-vax, MMT

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2019

Today’s Water Cooler: Boeing and China, Biden and Abrams, Gravel (!), Harris, O’Rourke, Sanders, Trump, “replacement theory,” leading indicators, employment, manufacturing, services, Facebook, Google PageRank, plate tectonics, anti-vax, MMT