2:00PM Water Cooler 5/21/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “The U.S.-China trade war is on hold but that doesn’t mean tensions between the countries are easing. Two days of trade deliberations in Washington ended with...

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Ohio Is Hoarding Money Meant for Poor Families

When 70 rural mayors asked for a sliver of unspent funds, the state claimed it was already earmarked.

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CalPERS CIO Ted Eliopoulos Tells 5 Big Lies in Presenting Super Indirect Private Equity Scheme

CalPERS' Chief Investment Officer Ted Eliopoulos seemed unable to offer a truthful, coherent rationale for two new private equity schemes he unveiled last Friday. CalPERS beneficiaries and Californ...

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Planet or Plastic

Plastic or Planet: more than individual solutions will be necessary to solve the problem. This is not a left/right issue.

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Links 5/21/18

Our popular Daily Links, including india memes, Kissinger on AI, sports gambling, Vatican on Wall Street, Venezuela, bees, wildlife, resistance, const crisis? sports gambling, Brexit, Modi setback,...

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Playing Trump for Peace: How the Korean Peninsula Could Become a Bright Spot in a World Gone Mad

John Feffer focuses on how the US should allow the Koreans can do the real work, the historic work, the breakthrough work, of knitting the peninsula back together.

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Don’t Miss Our Birmingham Meetup This Wednesday, May 23

Hope you can make our Birmingham meetup this Wednesday!

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How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public

Why "shareholders come first," an ideology that became widely accepted only in the last 30 years, is a poor guide for managing companies.

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Payday Lending Rule Survives…For Now

Congress has failed to use Congressional Review Act procedures to scupper the payday lending rule. Pending CFPB and court challenges may still doom the measure.

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Links 5/20/18

Our popular Daily Links, including Bach at BK, spy lit, Chile bishops, ICE, farm bill, baby boomers, Iran, dogs, octopuses, plastics, Tesla x2, Ebola, freeloaders?, cellphone location, 2018, Brexit...

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Bill Black: Trump Admin Halts Investigation of For-Profit Colleges

Bill Black discusses Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s decision to stop investigating for-profit colleges and educational institutions for fraudulent practices.

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The House Farm Bill Doubles Down on TANF's Mistakes

Cash assistance is broken in America. If the House Farm Bill passes, the same thing could happen to food assistance.

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