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Citizens Assembly: Towards a Politics of Considered Judgement’

Thu, 2019-06-20 16:55
Experts in deliberative democracy have been working across the world for around twenty years. Now, all of a sudden, their expertise is in high demand. Interview.

These Statistics Show Why the Status Quo Is Failing Most Americans

Thu, 2019-06-20 14:24
Ugly but important statistics on America's fraying social fabric.

Whether It’s the New NAFTA or the Old NAFTA, It Serves the 1 Percent

Thu, 2019-06-20 12:19
By Leo W. Gerard, the international president of the United Steelworkers Union (USW). Produced by the Independent Media Institute Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor. Referring to the proposed new NAFTA, […]

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/19/2019

Thu, 2019-06-20 01:00
Today's Water Cooler: Biden GZF, Sanders, Warren, Poor People's Campaign, Instagram influencers, Amazon 737s, logistics costs, Facebook's Libra, AI and health care, Oregon cap-and-trade, flesh-eating bacteria, scientific fraud, grilled hot dogs

Miracle Life Support Machine ECMO Makes Heroic Rescues — And Leaves Patients In Limbo

Wed, 2019-06-19 20:55
A life support device, ECMO, can create difficult ethical choices for doctors and families.

Links 6/19/19

Wed, 2019-06-19 17:55

California’s Solar Energy Problem

Wed, 2019-06-19 13:02
California is overdoing on solar power, and that isn't as good an idea as you might think.

America’s Suicide Epidemic

Wed, 2019-06-19 12:13
While the press increasingly covers America's suicide crisis, Trump has pointedly ignored it even though it afflicts a large chunk of his base. Maybe that 's because he'd have to abandon policies that have made matters worse for undereducated rural whites.

How Italy Could Save the Euro

Wed, 2019-06-19 11:27
Italy is again threatening the Euro via a plan to introduce a parallel currency, the mini-BOT. Will this idea finally push the Eurozone to make overdue reforms?

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/18/2019

Wed, 2019-06-19 01:00
Today's Water Cooler: Poor People's Campaign, Biden, Sanders, Trump, Warren, oil and the Gulf of Oman, copper, fish, shipping emissions, Facebook introduces Libra stablecoin, unicorns, guns, Frank Luntz, gaming exams, feminism, OS/2, Maslow revised

Links 6/18/19

Tue, 2019-06-18 17:55

The Question NBC’s Debate Moderators Should Ask Elizabeth Warren on #MedicareForAll

Tue, 2019-06-18 15:25
Despite all appearances to the contrary, Elizabeth Warren may be prepared to give #MedicareForAll more than lip service.

Still No Minimum Wage Bill – Not Because Of Trump Or McTurtle – Because Of Pelosi And Hoyer And Their Blue Dogs

Tue, 2019-06-18 12:17
Minimum wage increases....another nice thing the Democrats don't really stand for.

Bad Loans Still Too High at Eurozone Banks, ECB Warns

Tue, 2019-06-18 11:38
The ECB is concerned that the latest fix for bad loans still leaves banks in a weakened state.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/17/2019

Tue, 2019-06-18 01:00
Today's Water Cooler: Supply chain woes, Biden in debate, Buttigieg fundraising, Inslee, Festival of Warren, idpol, Democrat gerontocracy, manufacturing, housing, trucking slowdown, ice sheets, forests, Leonard Cohen

Midwest Flooding, the Corn and Soy Crops, and Knock-On Effects

Mon, 2019-06-10 02:25
How bad are the Midwest floods for crops? Very bad indeed.

Links 6/9/19

Sun, 2019-06-09 17:55

Identity, Beliefs, and Political Conflict

Sun, 2019-06-09 12:55
By Nicola Gennaioli, Full Professor of Finance, Bocconi University, IGIER and CEPR, and Guido Tabellini, Professor of Economics at Bocconi University and CEPR Research Fellow. Originally published at VoxEU. In the last few decades, the political systems of advanced democracies have witnessed momentous changes. Nationalism and populism have gained support almost everywhere, often at the […]

Meetups This Week! Hope to See You in Cleveland This Wed or in Chicago This Thursday

Sun, 2019-06-09 12:08
If you live nearby, hope to see you in Clevaland or Chicago later this week for some enjoyable and energetic discussions.