Tag: Guest Post

New Evidence on the Consequences of Gentrification for Children

Yves here. Gentrification is a tricky phenomenon, made worse by too much analysis via anecdote. More empirical work like this is badly needed. By Kacie Dragan, PhD Candidate in Health Policy, Harvard University, Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Goddard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner and Sherry Glied, Dean, Robert F. Wagner Graduate […]

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Links 9/19/19

Repo chaos tests Wall Street confidence in NY Fed’s Williams Reuters Federal Reserve cuts rates as policymaker splits deepen FT Scotiabank slammed for ‘muppet-grade security’ after internal source code and credentials spill onto open internet The Register. Paging Clive. Margrethe Vestager’s second chance Politico Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets […]

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Urgent Culture For A Foot-Dragging Congress

By Skip Kaltenheuser. Originally published at DownWithTyranny! The Warmth of Other Suns exhibit Two Washington exhibits, terrifyingly timely for the stark options before us, demand attention from the recently returned 116th Congress. The Warmth of Other Suns, an exploration of the plight of migrants and refugees, at the Phillips Collection, departs Sept. 22nd. The David […]

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Two Entrepreneurs Explain Why the Health Insurance Industry Is a Direct Threat to Middle-Class Life

Yves here. In comments, readers were skeptical of Dean Baker’s claim that single-payer health care would lead to higher wages and/or more hiring by freeing up a major expense to businesses. While that may not always be true, this post shows it will be true at least some of the time. By Joe Sanberg,  a […]

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Two Horrid Wall Street Journal Stories Show What a Malefactor Amazon Has Become

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Two recent articles in the Wall Street Journal, “Amazon Has Ceded Control of Its Site. The Result: Thousands of Banned, Unsafe or Mislabeled Products” and “Amazon Changed Search Algorithm in Ways That Boost Its Own Products“, show what a wretched hive of scum and villainy Amazon has become. (Let me […]

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What is the Theory of Change in Naomi Klein’s “On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal”?

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Naomi Klein has just launched On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal (Simon & Schuster (2019; search for independent bookstore near you). While I confess I have not yet purchased the book, On Fire has gotten a lot of play — some from Klein herself, touring — […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 9/18/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Patient readers, I have some posts to complete, and so this Water Cooler will be an Open Thread (which I regret, because there’s so much going on!). Here are some conversation starters. Obama then: Obama: “Suddenly America is the largest oil producer, that was me people … say thank you.” […]

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Another School Leadership Disaster: Private Companies Work an Insider Game to Reap Lucrative Contracts

Lambert here: More corruption in the professional class. 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 […]

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Links 9/18/19

Don’t Bank on a Global Recession Just Yet, BIS Chief Says Bloomberg Just tell me what the consumer is up to, skip the rest The Reformed Broker Markets Are Starting to Play a Haunting 2007 Tune John Authers, Bloomberg Why is the Federal Reserve pouring money into the financial system? FT Money Is the Oxygen […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 9/17/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Trade “The Trade War Spurs China’s Technology Innovators Into Overdrive” [Industry Week]. “In Shenzhen’s glitzy financial district, a five-year-old outfit creates a 360-degree sports camera that goes on to win awards and draw comparisons to GoPro Inc. Elsewhere in the Pearl River Delta, a niche design house is competing with […]

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Purdue Files for Bankruptcy, Agrees to Settle Some Pending Opioids Litigation: Sacklers on Hook for Billions?

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin owned by members of the Sackler family and catalyst for the opioids crisis, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Sunday night. The filing was part of […]

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Links 9/17/19

The 2019 Winners Improbable Research. The Ig Nobel Prizes: “MEDICAL EDUCATION PRIZE [USA]: Karen Pryor and Theresa McKeon, for using a simple animal-training technique—called ‘clicker training’—to train surgeons to perform orthopedic surgery.” New route to carbon-neutral fuels from carbon dioxide discovered Phys.org A Shadowy Industry Group Shapes Food Policy Around the World NYT. The International […]

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Brexit: A Repeat of the Turmoil of 1914-1922?

Yves here. This post recaps some critical elements of regularly-ugly British-Irish relationship and raises questions about Brexit. I suspect most US and even some UK readers will find it informative. If nothing else, it provides an alternative to Boris Johnson “We’re near a deal” posturing that EU officials have to rouse themselves to debunk. By […]

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Drama in the Oil Markets After Attacks on Saudi Production. But This Isn’t 2007 Anymore

Yves here. Wolf’s post focuses on the economic impact of the loss of Saudi oil production via drone strikes over the weekend. He thus skips over a point important to the geopolitically-minded: the Saudis have not confirmed US claims that the attacks are Iranian in origin and have asked the US to share its intel. […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 9/16/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Patient readers, there was so much political material over the weekend I got wrapped round the axle getting my head around it. I will flesh that section out shortly. –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They […]

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Air Ambulances Woo Rural Consumers With Memberships That May Leave Them Hanging

Lambert here: Wouldn’t you just know it, but AirMedCare is owned by private equity, whose talented analysts have figured out yet another way to screw desperate rural communities who have lost their hospitals, and collect on the mother of all out-of-network billing scams. Ditto the medical evacuation business generally. This story reinforces Eileen Applebaum and […]

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Links 9/16/19

Fisherman gets shock as he reels in ‘dinosaur-like’ fish with huge eyes Sky News Common pesticide makes migrating birds anorexic Science Private equity returns are not all they seem FT Private Equity Tries to Protect Another Profit Center Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt, CEPR Brexit Brexit secretary raises possibility of standstill transition deal FT Brexit: […]

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Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-One: Mike Isaac’s Book Ignores Economics and Financial Results and Gets the Uber Story Almost Entirely Wrong

By Hubert Horan, who has 40 years of experience in the management and regulation of transportation companies (primarily airlines). Horan has no financial links with any urban car service industry competitors, investors or regulators, or any firms that work on behalf of industry participants One of the recurring themes of this series has been the […]

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