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Economists and Trump: Straight Talk on Trade

By Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Originally published at Project Syndicate Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump’s shocking victory in the US presidential election? Even if they may not have stopped Trump, economists would […]

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Italy’s Bank Rescues Founder, With Small Savers and Prime Minister Renzi as Casualties

Yves here. As regular readers may recall, the European Union’s Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive came into effect in January 2016. Experts deemed it to be disastrously flawed. For instance, it failed to create an EU-wide deposit guarantee scheme, and relies on often-undercapitalized national programs. And rather than have national […]

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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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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 […]

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Links 11/18/16

Our 86 Billion Neurons: She Showed It New York Review of Books. Why are humans smarter? We learned to cook. Climate change in pictures Al Jazeera. Will those cooking skills come to naught? Sobering photos. Why The Permian Just Got Even Hotter OilPrice.com CalSTRS calculates total fees in likely first […]