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[l] at 8/19/22 12:00pm
By Lambert Strether of Corrente Bird Song of the Day Scarlet Tanager, Sugarloaf Mountain, Frederick, Maryland, United States. I have always loved the name Scarlet Tanager, but for once I actually recognize the song! * * * * * * Contact information for plants: Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] []

[Category: Guest Post, Water Cooler]

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[l] at 8/19/22 7:55am
A look at some of the tax and tax collection changes in the Inflation Reduction Act.

[Category: Economic fundamentals, Guest Post, Income disparity, Macroeconomic policy, Taxes]

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[l] at 8/19/22 4:55am

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[l] at 8/19/22 4:50am
How the current process of funding science discourages basic research and makes fundamenal breakthroughs less likely.

[Category: Dubious statistics, Guest Post, Science and the scientific method, Social policy, Technology and innovation]

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[l] at 8/19/22 4:45am
Latin America is once again in the cross-hairs of the world's great (but in some cases, declining) powers as the new Cold War heats up.

[Category: Guest Post, Latin America]

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[l] at 8/19/22 2:47am
Rikers Island was designed to hold people accused of crimes less than a year. Why have some been there for six, eight and even 10 years?

[Category: Guest Post, Income disparity, Legal, Politics, Ridiculously obvious scams, Social policy]

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[l] at 8/18/22 12:00pm
~ Today's Water Cooler ~

[Category: Guest Post, Water Cooler]

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[l] at 8/18/22 7:55am
The Fed confirms its true colors of being in the business of disciplining labor, whether it makes sense of not.

[Category: Dubious statistics, Economic fundamentals, Federal Reserve, Free markets and their discontents, Guest Post, Income disparity, The destruction of the middle class, The dismal science]

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[l] at 8/18/22 4:55am

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[l] at 8/18/22 4:54am
Rochelle Walenksy makes an all-too-obvious gambit to save her spot at the CDC. But the very initiative proves she should resign.

[Category: Health care, Media watch, Pandemic, Regulations and regulators, Science and the scientific method]

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[l] at 8/18/22 4:50am
More on the intensifying Colorado River water crisis.

[Category: Dubious statistics, Economic fundamentals, Environment, Free markets and their discontents, Global warming, Guest Post, Politics, Regulations and regulators]

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[l] at 8/18/22 12:27am
Community schools appear to be solving the long-standing education gap between the affluent and the less privileged.

[Category: Economic fundamentals, Free markets and their discontents, Guest Post, Income disparity, Politics, Social policy]

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[l] at 8/17/22 12:00pm
~ Today's Water Cooler ~

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[l] at 8/17/22 7:55am
How Big Oil plays data games with the Paris Agreement climate targets, already seen by many as too permissive.

[Category: Doomsday scenarios, Dubious statistics, Economic fundamentals, Energy markets, Environment, Global warming, Guest Post, Politics, Regulations and regulators]

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[l] at 8/17/22 4:55am

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[l] at 8/17/22 2:42am
Germany looks a wee bit desperate as it suddendly moves to keep three nuclear reactors in producion that were set for shutdown

[Category: Economic fundamentals, Energy markets, Environment, Europe, Politics, Regulations and regulators, Russia]

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[l] at 8/17/22 1:45am
Bad enough when private equity hurts customers and communities. Here they stole from employees by defaulting on health insurance

[Category: Guest Post, Health care, Legal, Private equity, Regulations and regulators]

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[l] at 8/17/22 1:12am
Jeffrey Spear discusses how the insights of John Ruskin can help create a new paradigm for protecting the planet.

[Category: Environment, Free markets and their discontents, Guest Post, Permaculture, Social policy, Social values, The dismal science] [Link to media]

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[l] at 8/16/22 12:00pm
~ Today's Water Cooler ~

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[l] at 8/16/22 4:45am
While cash use has been declining in many places for years, the trend may have reached its apogee. In some countries, including the UK and Spain, it even appears to be making a fragile comeback.

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