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[l] at 10/20/19 7:55am
New York begins climate change trial against Exxon Monday; meanwhile, Massachusetts is readying its own action.

[Category: Doomsday scenarios, Energy markets, Legal, Politics, Regulations and regulators]

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[l] at 10/20/19 4:55am

[Category: Guest Post, Links]

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[l] at 10/20/19 4:05am
Justin Mikulka continues his excellent coverage of fracking for DeSmogBlog.

[Category: Doomsday scenarios, Energy markets, Environment, Guest Post, Politics, Regulations and regulators, Ridiculously obvious scams]

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[l] at 10/19/19 4:55am

[Category: Links]

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[l] at 10/19/19 4:54am
SUVs illustrate how the US is rejecting greenhouse gas reduction.

[Category: Environment, Global warming, Regulations and regulators]

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[l] at 10/19/19 3:23am
Yves here. Even thought the mainstream media, as usual, duly applauded the winners of this year’s “Nobel” prize in economics, there’s been less attention paid to the recipients than usual and far more criticism, some very measured, others more critical. The winners helped develop and promote an approach to development economics they called “randomized control […]

[Category: Dubious statistics, Globalization, Guest Post, Income disparity, Politics, Social policy, The dismal science]

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[l] at 10/18/19 12:00pm
Today's Water Cooler: Biden, Bloomberg (!), Buttigieg, Gabbard, Sanders, Warren, impeachment (Mulvaney and Biden), leading indicators, Extinction Rebellion, water follies, Amazon, feet loaf

[Category: Guest Post, Water Cooler]

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[l] at 10/18/19 4:55am

[Category: Links]

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[l] at 10/18/19 4:45am
Hand to hand Brexit combat is on.

[Category: Brexit, Doomsday scenarios, Europe, Politics, UK]

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[l] at 10/18/19 2:09am
Even if you beleve that taxes fund federal spending, a new study shows it is not necessary to raise taxes to pay for Medicare for All.

[Category: Guest Post, Health care, Macroeconomic policy, Politics, Taxes]

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[l] at 10/17/19 11:44pm
Is the GOP willing to embrace a historical political realignment to become an ally of laborers, or at least manufacturing workers?

[Category: China, Free markets and their discontents, Globalization, Guest Post, Income disparity, Politics, The destruction of the middle class]

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[l] at 10/17/19 12:00pm
Today's Water Cooler: Open thread

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[l] at 10/17/19 7:55am
Is language, or more specifically, notions strongly represented in major modern languages, a big culprit in our inability to contend with self-induced existential threats?

[Category: Doomsday scenarios, Environment, Guest Post, Social values]

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[l] at 10/17/19 4:55am

[Category: Links]

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[l] at 10/17/19 4:00am
Libra is going nowhere fast.

[Category: Banking industry, Currencies, Free markets and their discontents, Payment system, Politics, Regulations and regulators, Ridiculously obvious scams, Technology and innovation]

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[l] at 10/17/19 1:56am
A study on Texas turning Medicaid over to private contractors shows mixed results, which is better than most critics would expect. But does this study attribute bennies to privatization that aren't justified?

[Category: Dubious statistics, Free markets and their discontents, Guest Post, Health care, Politics, Privatization, Social policy]

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[l] at 10/16/19 10:38pm
Yves here. Readers will notice a marked disconnect between Michael Olenick’s grim account of the impact of the automation of the early industrial era on workers’ lives as to his more sanguine posture for the future. One way to reconcile the two is that major shift in automation can have significant transition costs in terms […]

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[l] at 10/16/19 12:00pm
Today's Water Cooler: Turkey and automobile production, Biden, Sanders squad endorsements, Warren, the debate, impeachment, retail sales, business inventories, housing market, retail, Dutch tulips, the Cloud, OS X mail bug, shale, autumm leaves, GM strike, brain tuning, Pumpkin Spice for Men

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[l] at 10/16/19 7:55am
An explanation of the Federal Reserve money system.

[Category: Banking industry, Credit markets, Federal Reserve, Guest Post, Payment system]

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[l] at 10/16/19 4:55am

[Category: Links]

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[l] at 10/16/19 3:04am
How Trump made the long-standing border boondoggle even bigger.

[Category: Banana republic, Free markets and their discontents, Globalization, Guest Post, Income disparity, Legal, Politics, Privatization, Ridiculously obvious scams, Surveillance state]

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