2:00PM Water Cooler 2/20/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I started today filled with good intentions, and then got a late start. I will add more material in a bit! –lambert Trade “China’s got a trade prob...

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How Trump's Medicaid Restrictions Will Stop People from Voting

When Medicaid recipients have to jump through hoops to prove that they're worthy of health care, they quickly figure out where they stand.

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Do Russiagate Skeptics Go Too Far?

A Russiagate debate.

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Links 2/20/18

Plants colonized the Earth 100 million years earlier than previously thought A coffin, mayor, poetry, bagpiper: Beloved bisexual goose’s funeral draws community The Dominion Post France to...

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Davos: Alive or Dead?

Politicians and economists are meeting at Davos, but as times change, does neoliberalism retain its cachet?

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Tax Astroturf: The B-Team Lowers the Bar for Tax Transparency

Quelle surprise! The B Team, a supposed top group for "responsible business," punts on tax transparency.

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Why Mental Health Is the Hidden Cost of the Housing Crisis

Housing has too often become a source of insecurity rather than security.

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/19/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Open thread.

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Andy Slavitt’s United States of Care: A Second “Undertaking” (and What We Can Expect From It)

@USofCare, accounting control fraud, financial predation, conflict of interest, and abuse of workers.

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One Major Blow to the Blue Apron IPO

In its June 11, 2017, article, Business Insider quipped, “Blue Apron’s IPO is a missed opportunity for Whole Foods.” Not anymore. On Friday, June 16, 2017, Amazon ($AMZN) announced its acquisition …

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What is Stock: Through the Eyes of Apple

The original post was written as a guest post for The Millennials Next Door published on January 8, 2017. Millennials grew up with Apple products. We played the Oregon Trail on Apple Macintosh com…

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Top Three Reasons to Contribute to your 401(k)

There has been a recent push to ditch the 401(k) for its sexier cousin, the Roth IRA. Keep in mind, sexy doesn’t always get the job done. I helped my mom retire after bankruptcy only using he…

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