Tag: Guest Post

The Reality Is Everything Must Change

By Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax expert”. He is Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, London and Director of Tax Research UK. He is a non-executive director of Cambridge Econometrics. […]

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As Global Climate Talks Proceed, Trump EPA Opts to Weaken Coal Emissions Standards

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Well, I suppose one has to award points to Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for chutzpah, when it last week announced a rollback in coal emissions standards […]

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Links 12/9/18

The ‘magical’ moment a photographer spotted a rare white reindeer in the snow National Post ‘Can we still let the cat out of the bag?’: PETA’s anti-animal phrases post gets social media’s goat Scroll.in Honda, CalTech and NASA’s JPL might have a real alternative to Li-ion batteries Road Show (David […]

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Jane Sanders: Climate Crisis Critical Issue in 2020 Elections

Jerri-Lynn here: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a ‘first lady’ who did more than plant gardens and appear on Carpool Karaoke? In this Real News Network interview, Jane Sanders discusses the climate crisis and tells Paul Jay that voters shouldn’t support candidates who claim to be progressive, but don’t prioritize the […]

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Is the Internet to Blame for the Rise of Authoritarianism?

By Juan Ortiz Freuler (@juanof9), an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. Originally published at openDemocracy All illustrations by ApexInfinityGames & @Juanof9 (CC-BY). Over the last few years, the potentially damaging impact of the internet, and particularly social media, on democracy has increasingly come to dominate […]

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Bill Black: Who Said This? A Bank Fraud Quiz

By Bill Black, the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One, an associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and co-founder of Bank Whistleblowers United. Jointly published with New Economic Perspectives I cannot write many blogs during the fall semesters because […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/7/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “As Battle Over NAFTA 2.0 Heats Up, New Report Documents 25 Years of NAFTA’s Disproportionate Damage to U.S. Latino and Mexican Working People” [Eyes on Trade]. “‘NAFTA not only didn’t deliver on its proponents’ rosy promises of more jobs and higher wages, but its […]

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The Inconvenient Truth about Climate Change and the Economy

By Gregor Semieniuk, Lecturer in Economics, SOAS, University of London and Associate Research Faculty, Science Policy Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex; Lance Taylor, Arnhold Professor of International Cooperation and Development, New School for Social Research; and Armon Rezai, Assistant Professor, Environmental Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business. Originally published […]

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Links 12/7/18

‘They were so full of joy’: Video of 200 dolphins swimming beside B.C. ferry goes viral CTV News Global Carbon Budget 2018 Earth System Science Data. Important. Texas and New Mexico shale basins hold 49 years worth of oil: USGS Reuters. Let’s leave it in the ground, so we always […]

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Without Obamacare Penalty, Think It’ll Be Nice To Drop Your Health Insurance? Better Think Twice

Yves here. This post is a reminder that for most people in the US, health insurance is an exercise in exploitation thanks to the catastrophically costs of hospitalizations and certain medications. For instance, a leukemia survivor I know takes a drug that cost $14,000 a month to keep the cancer […]

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Links 12/6/18

Flaming hole in Arkansas found to be intentionally set, not the work of Satan or meteorite Japan Times Bizarre ‘dark fluid’ with negative mass could dominate the universe – what my research suggests The Conversation These ants decorate their homes with the heads of their enemies National Geographic Pistachio Wars: […]

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G20: You Can Smell Tear Gas in the Streets as the Oil Industry Squabbles

Yves here. While this piece gives a good summary of the underlying dynamics behind some of the big economic conflicts, it’s less precise on the state of play at some points than I’d like. This section from a new story in DW, China vows quick trade deal as Trump sends […]

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Links 12/5/18

Bees Get Stung by Decision to Scale Back National Monument Scientific American (David L) Bacteria under stress can live without cell wall PhysOrg (Robert M) Sustainable palm oil doesn’t make the grade PhysOrg (Robert M) California wildfires accelerated climate change as much as a whole year of power use Quartz […]

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Bitcoin Wallets For First Time

By Michael Kern, a newswriter and editor at Safehaven.com, Oilprice.com, and a writer at Crypto Insider. Originally published at CryptoInsider Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) targeted two bitcoin addresses, announcing that the wallets associated Iranian citizens Ali Khorashadizadeh and Mohammad Ghorbaniyan had been added […]

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Michael Olenick: A Quick Look at the Gilets Jaunes Protests

Yves here. Some additional overview material on France’s gilets jaune protests: 1. They have overwhelming public support. 2. Even though the flashpoint was taxes and inspections designed to cut greenhouse gasses, the grievances are about austerity and cut in services. Recall that Macron ended the wealth tax when he took […]

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