Tag: Water Cooler

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/14/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this is a bit short because I was finishing up my status report on Grenfell Tower, and my review of Chris Arnade’s dignity. I’ll see what I can do to fill this out later. –lambert Trade “The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown” (PDF) [Filipe R. Campante, […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/13/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 11: Biden down 32.2% (33.4) and […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/12/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I got a late start because I had to finish up my photo essay on mitigating “plant blindness,” so I will fill out the Politics section 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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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/11/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Tariff-heavy U.S. trade policies are triggering financial strains in supply chains. Some companies have run up inventories of raw materials or finished goods to get around impending levies while others have offered customers longer payment terms to help them adjust to increasingly uncertain costs” [Wall Street Journal]. “the measures […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/10/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this Water Cooler may end up a little light because I was finishing up my second post on Midwest flooding. I’ll flesh out the the politics section in a few minutes. –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/7/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 6: Biden down 33.5% ( 34.9%) […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/6/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 6: Biden down 33.5% ( 34.9%) […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/5/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Boeing Is in Talks for a Megadeal That the Trade War Could Derail” [Bloomberg]. “Boeing Co. has been negotiating one of the largest orders ever of wide-body jetliners with Chinese airlines even as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate, say people familiar with the talks. The discussions center on […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/4/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). Biden down 34.9% ( 35%) and Sanders up 16.9% […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 6/3/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Trade War ‘Losers’ Have Been Bond-Market Winners” [Bloomberg]. “Unlike economists and stock investors, bond traders don’t look at growth numbers, but rather exposure to credit risk. And China’s Ministry of Finance needs the bond market on its side this year – if only to finance $1 trillion worth of […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/31/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, this is a travel day for me, and I got nuthin’, though I’m trying to plough through the Mueller report (“One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” –Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest). Talk amongst yourselves! * * * Readers, feel free to contact […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/30/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this is a little short because I’m traveling tomorrow, and my suffered a little schedule slippage on my arrangements. –lambert * * * Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/28/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (RCP average of five polls). Biden (38.3% 34.7%) and Sanders (18.8% 17.7%) both […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 5/24/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, you will be happy to know I regained control over my iPad, and moved my production work onto ProtonMail — leaving my send-mail-to-myself workflow otherwise the same (with one exception: I have the ProtonMail app on my iPad, synched with the desktop, so I get a notification bong […]

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