Tag: Water Cooler

2:00PM Water Cooler 1/14/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. UPDATE I got a late start, so I added more. –lambert Trade “Fortnite’s Digital Goods Are Key to the Future of Global Trade” [Bloomberg]. “Discussions about globalization—and its costs and benefits—often focus on physical goods such as steel beams, cars, or soybeans. The reality is that the integration of economies […]

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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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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/8/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 “Wall Street executives are hearing from Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and other Democrats as they gauge interest in possible 2020 presidential campaigns” [CNBC]. “Despite the left’s outcry against Wall Street […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/4/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “NAFTA at 25: A New Beginning? (Pt 1/2)” (interview) [Lori Wallach, The Real News Network] (part 2/2). “He’s trying out this USMCA rebrand. Well, that’s just not what it is. It’s NAFTA 2.0. It is not the transformational replacement of the corporate-rigged model of NAFTA, but it is in […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/3/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “US and China must step off ‘path to disaster’, warns Jeffrey Sachs after storm of criticism over Huawei defence” [South China Morning Post]. “The Columbia University professor faced a firestorm of criticism on social media after he accused the US of hypocrisy for its targeting of Huawei senior executive […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 1/2/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Well, here we are in 2019. 2018 was quite a year! I expect continued volatility in all aspects of our political economy. –lambert * * * Trade “US Trade Agenda for 2019 Is Packed” [Industry Week]. “The first quarter of 2019 will be pivotal, as the U.S. and China are […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/31/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, since this is New Year’s Afternoon, I’m going to be lazy and make this an open thread. The fireworks have already begun Down Under: One of the first to ring in 2019 – outdoor celebration views in Australia (WOW) 🎥 City of Sydney📍Sydney, Australia #newyears #nye #australia #sydney #outside […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/28/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Trump’s Trade War Comes With an Unexpected Bonus: More Trade” [Bloomberg]. “In fact, President Donald Trump’s assault on globalization has had a paradoxical effect on world trade flows. A rush to get ahead of new and higher tariffs, particularly on U.S. imports from China, has motivated retailers and other […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/27/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “The Battle Over NAFTA 2.0 Has Just Begun” [Lori Wallach, The Nation]. “On the upside, NAFTA’s outrageous investor privileges and ISDS tribunals are dramatically reined in under NAFTA 2.0… For Mexico, ISDS is replaced by a new approach: Whereas ISDS allows investors to skirt domestic courts, the new process […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/26/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, I’m going to be lazy today as well. I’ll return with a full Water Cooler tomorrow. For today, here’s some of the material that’s built up in my Xmas Folder. –lambert Politics 2018 ME-02: “Poliquin drops challenge to ranked-choice voting, clearing way for Golden to take seat in Congress” […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/21/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. *** Ruth Bader Ginsburg Health Update: Supreme Court Justice Has Cancerous Lung Growths Removed *** Trade They issue press releases: #China's Central Economic Work Conference news release promising on external reforms: pic.twitter.com/crz2zeKEFg — Bert Hofman (@berthofmanecon) December 21, 2018 “How to fix America’s dysfunctional trade system” [Ryan Cooper, The Week]. […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/20/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 “A New Survey Finds Kamala Harris Has Big Support For A Presidential Run From Top Democratic Women Of Color” [Buzzfeed]. “Nearly a third of the 222 women from She the […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/19/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 “Why We Cannot Nominate a Young Person in 2020” [Benjamin Studebaker]. “The vast majority of would-be young Bernies will still be under 35 in 2020 and won’t be legally allowed […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/18/2018

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 2020 “How to Fix the Democratic Presidential Debates” [Politico (RH)]. “As the 2020 campaign beckons, the Democrats are facing the improbable probability that more than two dozen candidates will be pursuing […]

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