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One Nation Under Stress?

3 hours 40 min ago
Why stress is not all it is cracked up to be.

Phishing Equilibria in E-Commerce: Shopping Sites and Dark Patterns

13 hours 27 min ago
Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn't mean to. Shopping sites use them a lot, and the bigger the site, the more likely.

Links 8/18/19

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:55

China’s Ultimate Play For Global Oil Market Control

Sun, 2019-08-18 17:25
The main driving issue is the realization by the Saudis that, irrespective of the reassuring rhetoric of Trump and Kushner, their bitter nemesis, Qatar, is far more important to the US than the rest of the conservative Arab monarchies and sheikhdoms of the GCC.

Links 8/17/19

Sat, 2019-08-17 17:55

De-Facto Annexation of Kashmir Means India as a Secular State is Ending

Sat, 2019-08-17 15:37
Some of the implications of India's annexation of Kashmir.

Out of the Ashes of Puerto Rico’s Economy Emerges a Promising Currency for All

Sat, 2019-08-17 14:51
A local currency in Puerto Rico gets a foothold in the US.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/16/2019

Sat, 2019-08-17 01:00
Today's Water Cooler: Sanders, Warren, IA voters, the campaign press, Democrat "voter protection teams," DCCC, consumer sentiment, housing starts, trucking, Dollar General, WeWork's horrid IPO, Uber cost-cutting, Tesla's robot car scam, tamping down yield curve angst, lending apps, Internet of Sh*t

A New Assessment of the Role of Offshoring in the Decline in US Manufacturing Employment

Fri, 2019-08-16 20:55
Offshoring killed American manufacturing jobs.

Links 8/16/19

Fri, 2019-08-16 17:55

Life, Deferred: Student Debt Postpones Key Milestones for Millions of Americans

Fri, 2019-08-16 16:21
The student debt crisis has produced a decline in homeownership, marriage, and childbearing rates among the young.

Even Larry Summers Denounces World Bank’s “PEF” Ebola Bonds That Enriched Investors at Expense of the Sick in the Congo

Fri, 2019-08-16 13:15
The World Bank wants to double down on financial gimmickry rather than develop the public health infrastructure to combat pandemics.

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/15/2019

Fri, 2019-08-16 01:00
Today's Water Cooler: Biden, Hickenlooper, Sanders, legislative races, jobless claims, business inventories, manufacturing, productivity, Amazon and FedEx, AT&T, audits, Nader on the 737, submarine welding, Chilean glaciers, ACA marketplace random, Amazon ambassadors, college deans

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas?

Thu, 2019-08-15 20:55
Combatting rising seas is a big ticket item, and one beyond the meane even of prosperous cities.

Links 8/15/19

Thu, 2019-08-15 17:55

Dow Jones “Emasculated” in CalPERS Copyright Abuse Per Supreme Court Amicus Brief Citing Work of This Humble Blog

Thu, 2019-08-15 17:45
Dow Jones complains to the Supreme Court that it should have gotten a ton more money from the massive CalPERS copyright theft that we exposed.

Brexit: According to Script

Thu, 2019-08-15 17:27
The commentariat's Brexit predictions are playing out, sadly.

Inflation Data Shows Tariffs Are Not a Tax on Consumers but on Foreign & US Corporations

Thu, 2019-08-15 13:53
Yves here. It has been reported in venues like the Financial Times that importers who would face increased costs from tariffs on China were taking steps so as not to increase prices to customers, which includes making their suppliers give better prices and eating some costs too. With profit share at a record high level […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Thu, 2019-08-15 07:35
A Medicare lawsuit winding its way through the courts should take some of the wind out of the sails of the idea of Medicare in its current form as a good way to implement single payer.