Tag: Water Cooler

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/22/2019

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 Biden (1): “Skeptical Democratic donors tell Joe Biden they will not raise funds for him at the […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/21/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade UPDATE “A data point seen as the bellweather for global trade just tanked — and ‘the floor is not yet in sight’” [Business Insider]. “South Korean exports, widely viewed as a ‘canary in the coal mine’ for the world economy, slumped 4.9% year-on-year to $28 billion in the first […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/20/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Trump says he’s talking about leaving tariffs on China for ‘substantial period of time’” [MarketWatch]. “President Donald Trump on Wednesday, ahead of a trip to Ohio, told reporters on the South Lawn that he would leave tariffs on China for a ‘substantial period of time.’ ‘We are not talking […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/19/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, my day today is unduly dynamic and complexified. I will return tomorrow in full force. In the meantime, here are some conversation starters! –lambert A clever workaround: Bird Preacher. A half-truth about St.Francis (1181-1226) is that he preached to birds – like a 12th century Dr.Dolittle. The truth […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/15/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, this Water Cooler is a little Beto and Boeing heavy, but that’s where we are right now! –lambert Trade “China and US make ‘concrete progress’ on trade deal text” [South China Morning Post]. • We’ll see. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/14/2019

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 Biden: Alert reader ED throws this over the transom: I worked at the Pennsylvania Extruded Tube Company […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/13/2019

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 Biden: “The Myth of Joe Biden’s Working-Class Support” [The Atlantic]. “[M]aybe the idea that he’s a magnet […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/12/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, this is a little top-heavy on politics, but I really had to do a pantry clearout! –lambert 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 […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/11/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Imports drop to annual lows with tariff hike on hold” [Supply Chain Dive]. “U.S. ports this month are expected to see their lowest import numbers since about a year ago, as trade hits its annual slowdown between peak seasons and the tariff hike is on hold… It looks now […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/8/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I am going to throw out some red meat, then post my piece on the latest in Venezuela, and then return here to add more. –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/7/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I have had a complexified day, and so today’s Water Cooler will be a bit abbreviated. A shame, since there’s so much happening! –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/6/2019

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 Clinton: Spoke to someone close with Clinton in contact with her today. They say she wasn’t trying […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/5/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “$1.6 Trillion of Trade Means China Pain Is Asia’s: Taking Stock” [Bloomberg]. “A slowing China puts into stark relief just how dependent many of the biggest export-driven countries in the region have become on the world’s second-largest economy, if Tuesday’s moves in Asia stocks are any indication.” China and […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/4/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I am going to do a Water Cooler that is (hopefully) enough to get you started, finish up my post on Jayapal’s Medicare for All bill, and then return here. And you can always talk amongst yourselves! –lambert Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 3/1/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Canadian government allows extradition of Huawei CFO to the US” [CNBC]. “The Canadian government has decided to allow the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to the U.S.” • Plus the press release, that’s it. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/28/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade USTR to suspend China tariff hike ‘until further notice’ [Reuters]. “The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Wednesday it would move to formally suspend a scheduled tariff increase on Chinese goods “until further notice” following President Donald Trump’s decision to delay his Friday deadline for a U.S.-China trade deal […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/27/2019

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 Sanders (1): “Bernie Sanders Is Making a National Issue of This Strike” [The Nation]. “hen 1,700 members […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/26/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Cautious optimism in Beijing for US-China trade deal” [South China Morning Post]. “China’s senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Monday that the latest round of trade talks with the US had provided “positive prospects” on Sino-American ties and the global economy, as state media reacted with cautious optimism. The […]

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/25/2019

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 Trump: “Trump unleashing digital juggernaut ahead of 2020” [The Hill]. “the scale of Trump’s spending and the […]

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