Tag: Guest Post

How Teacher Strikes Are Exposing the Corrupt Charter School Agenda

By Jeff Bryant, a writing fellow and chief correspondent for Our Schools, a project of the Independent Media Institute. He is a communications consultant, freelance writer, advocacy journalist, and director of the Education Opportunity Network, a strategy and messaging center for progressive education policy. His award-winning commentary and reporting routinely appear in prominent online news […]

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France’s Great Debate

Yves here. Wowsers, does Macron not know basic French history? The last time a ruler asked la toute France for its opinion about the problems of the day, the situation developed not necessarily to his advantage. From Wikipedia: The Cahiers de doléances (or simply Cahiers as they were often known) were the lists of grievances […]

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Ray Dalio: Capitalism Isn’t Working

By Chris Becker. Originally published at MacroBusiness It’s always interesting to hear mega-capitalists complain about the very system that provides them opportunity to turn their talents into Scrooge McDuck size piles of cash. Furthermore, it’s usually the most successful that have the most liberal of views and Ray Dalio, head of hedge fund Bridgewater, has weighed […]

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GoFundMe CEO: ‘Gigantic Gaps’ In Health System Showing Up In Crowdfunding

By Rachel Bluth, Reporter for Kaiser Health News and Peggy Girshman Fellow. She was previously the lead political correspondent for the Annapolis Bureau of Capital News Service and has also written for the Maryland Reporter and the Prince George’s Sentinel. Originally published at Kaiser Health News Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless […]

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Micheal Olenick: Helicidine – French Miracle Snails

Yves here. If anyone takes up this idea, please remember Naked Capitalism (as in at least send me some of the stuff)! Remember, the US bars reimportation, as in ordering US drugs via Canada. Importing foreign drugs doesn’t fall into that category (so personal use is fine, getting approval for commercial resale is probably not […]

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What Truck Drivers Say about “Driver Shortage” & Pay Increases

Yves here. Of course, one then wonders how many of the other worker shortage stories are exaggerated. And remember that profits have been at record levels as a percentage of GDP, so the idea that most companies can’t pay more is spurious. By Wolf Richter, a San Francisco based executive, entrepreneur, start up specialist, and […]

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The Shutdown Will Harm the Health and Safety of Americans, Even After It’s Long Ove

By Morten Wendelbo, Research Fellow, American University School of Public Affairs. Originally published at The Conversation With the U.S. federal government shutdown now the longest in history, it’s important to understand what a shutdown means for the health and safety of Americans. The good news is that in the short run, the consequences are relatively […]

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Do Not Disturb: The Right to Disconnect

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Employees of public companies in New York City would be able to ignore after-hours emails and other electronic communication under a right to disconnect measure pending before  the City Council. This measure […]

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Longtime Reporter Leaves NBC, Accuses Media of “Lionizing Destructive Organizations” Like the FBI

By Thomas Neuberger. Originally published at DownWithTyranny! The Praetorian Guard declares a cowering Claudius emperor after murdering Caligula (from a painting by Lawrence Alma-Tadema) I’d argue that under Trump, the national security establishment not only hasn’t missed a beat but indeed has gained dangerous strength. Now it is ever more autonomous and practically impervious to […]

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Links 1/14/19

We found lapis lazuli hidden in ancient teeth – revealing the forgotten role of women in medieval arts The Conversation Maintaining a competitive hedge WaPo American Phone Companies Are Literally Letting Their Networks Fall Apart Motherboard In this town, it’s illegal to grow vegetables in your front yard TreeHugger German regulator saddles Deutsche Bank with […]

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‘A Reckless Advocate of Military Force’: Demands for John Bolton’s Dismissal After Reports He Asked Pentagon for Options to Strike Iran

Yves here. I am surprised that Bolton has lasted this long. Bolton has two defining personal qualities that are not conducive to long-term survival with Trump: having a huge ego and being way too obvious about not caring about Trump’s agenda (even with the difficulties of having it change all the time). Bolton is out […]

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Plastic Watch: Ocean Cleanup Array to Arrive Today in Hilo for Necessary Repairs

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. The Ocean Cleanup’s effort to encircle the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) – a major plastic accumulation zone three times the size of France, located in subtropical waters between California and Hawaii […]

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Off-Roading, Chopped Joshua Trees, Overflowing Toilets: Our National Parks During a Shutdown

Yves here. I’m running this piece because the destruction of national parks during the shutdown is strong evidence of the decay in social capital. While history shows again and again that old farts bemoan the decline in morays of the young, it’s still disturbing to see large groups of people take advantage of a lack […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/11/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Obstacles remain in securing trade peace after US-China talks” [South China Morning Post]. “Chinese and American negotiators had to go the extra mile to avoid failure in their latest talks to end the trade war. Otherwise the differences between them were too many and too wide and they have […]

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