Author: Lambert Strether

Watercooler Talk

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/22/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TPP/TTIP/TISA/NAFTA/CETA TPP: “No, Trump Didn’t Kill the TPP — Progressives Did” [Arthur Stamoulis, Medium]. “Donald Trump didn’t kill the TPP. Assuming we see the fight through to the bitter end, it’s the cross-border, cross-sector, progressive ‘movement of movements’ that will have defeated the TPP…. An […]

Watercooler Talk

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/21/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TPP/TTIP/TISA/NAFTA/CETA TPP: “Obama to TPP Leaders: Keep Working to Push Deal Forward… ‘There are going to be tensions that arise, probably around trade more than anything else,’ Obama added, ‘because the president-elect campaigned on looking at every trade policy and potentially reversing some of those […]

Watercooler Talk

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/18/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TPP/TTIP/TISA/NAFTA/CETA TPP: “The news that the White House and Republican congressional leaders have given up on passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is welcome. That the TPP would be defeated by Congress if brought to a vote signals that Trojan-horse ‘trade’ agreements that expand corporate power […]

Daily Links

Links 11/17/16

Patient readers, today’s Links are still very election-heavy. I’m worried about what the heck the usual suspects are getting away with as we (and Politico (and WaPo (and the NYT (and the FT)))) focus on the drama in Manhattan and the Beltway. Those of you who send us links, please […]

Politics

Tweeting Brexit: Narrative Building and Sentiment Analysis

Lambert here: One might imagine “sentiment engineers,” gaming Twitter, using sentiment analysis as a metric for their success. Interesting nonetheless, given Twitter’s role in the Presidential election just past. By Giuseppe Porcaro, Head of Communications and Events at Bruegel, and Henrik Muller, Professor of economic and political Journalism at the […]

Watercooler Talk

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/16/2016

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. TTP/TTIP/TISA “Trump Eyes Trade-Deal Critic for Commerce Secretary: Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross is the leading pick for Commerce secretary in Donald Trump’s Cabinet, multiple sources told POLITICO. Ross, who has criticized trade deals including the North American Free Trade Agreement, is the founder of the […]

Daily Links

Links 11/16/16

Cosmic ‘barcode’ from distant galaxy confirms Nature’s constancy Science Daily Leaks and Mold Are Ruining the Disney Magic in Celebration, Florida WSJ SEC approves vast surveillance system for stock market FT Walgreens Claims Theranos Voided 11.3% of Test Reports WSJ Walmart Sued for Selling Fake Egyptian Cotton Products Sourcing Journal […]

Politics

What Will Trump’s Foreign Policy Mean for the World? An Interview With Patrick Cockburn

By Ken Klippenstein, an American journalist who can be reached on Twitter @kenklippenstein. Originally published at Alternet. Patrick Cockburn is a journalist for the Independent who has covered the Middle East for decades and is credited with forecasting the Islamic State’s ascendance in 2014. Seymour Hersh has called him “the […]