Author: Yves Smith

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Links 11/20/16

Is Pot For Puppies Really a Thing? Fox (J-LS) P.E.I. farmer assists in near-eradication of methane from cow farts CBC Rates of Hothouse Gas Accumulation Continue to Spike as the Amazon Rainforest Bleeds Carbon RobertScribbler (guurst) Amazon to sell Fiat Chrysler cars online Business Insider (resilc) China? World’s Biggest Real […]

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Where Was Roosevelt?

By Staughton Lynd, a peace and civil rights activist, historian, professor, author and lawyer. Originally published in Radical America, July-August 1974 as “The United Front in America: a Note;” cross posted from Louis Proyect’s website Between the harsh and isolating politics of 1929-1933 and the bland and self-abasing politics of […]

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Thwarting Trump’s Climate Change Rollback: The Green-State Climate Agreement

Yves here. Note that political leaders in California have already vowed to press ahead with their more stringent climate-change-combatting programs. By Frank Ackerman, Senior economist at Synapse Energy Economics, and a senior research fellow at GDAE at Tufts University. Originally published at Triple Crisis In January Donald Trump will endorse […]

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Links 11/19/16

How Planet Earth’s ice-skating flamingos collectively get ‘in the mood’ for sex The Conversation (J-LS) HOW TO FIX THE ART WORLD, PART 1 ArtNews (Joe H) A Secret Pyramid Was Found Inside an Ancient Temple in Mexico Motherboard (furzy) The North Pole is 36 degrees warmer than normal Washington Post […]

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USS Trump Pivots to Asia

Yves here. The latest news from Team Trump is a big departure from the president-elect’s initial stance of favoring more modest ambitions for the US in order to focus resources on domestic priorities. But as soon as Trump won the Republican nomination, he moved sharply to take up more traditional […]

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Links 11/15/16

Video Shows Wild Buffalo Held Without Food or Water Near Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site EcoWatch (Bev) Gwen Ifill, who overcame barriers as a black female journalist, dies at 61 Washington Post (furzy) Global CO2 emissions begin to plateau MacroBusiness Global emissions levels stay flat despite economic growth Politico Statcheck: […]

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It’s Class, Stupid, Not Race

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst and a research associate at the Levy Institute for Economics at Bard College (www.levy.org). Follow him on Twitter at @Mauerback. Originally published at Counterpunch During the Presidential campaign of 1988, the Reverend Jesse Jackson was asked, “How you are going to get the support […]

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Philip Pilkington: Why the Pollsters Totally Failed to Call a Trump Victory, Why I (Sort Of) Succeeded – and Why You Should Listen to Neither of Us

By Philip Pilkington, a macroeconomist working in investment management. He is the author of the book The Reformation in Economics: A Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Economic Theory which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in December 2016. He used to run the blog Fixing the Economists (now closed). The views […]