Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Secession Is Here: States, Cities and the Wealthy Are Already Withdrawing from America

Alienation and separatism can go a long long way before getting to outright secession, and they still have real consequences.

Links 3/21/2023

Some US Farmers Get Behind Mexico’s GMO Corn Ban, Reports Mexican Daily La Jornada

“We believe that Mexico has every right to ask for what it wants,” says Lynn Clarkson, chief executive of Illinois-based Clarkson Grain company. “As a supplier, the United States should give its customers what they want.”

Lack of Grownups in the Room Exacerbates Bank Freakout

The bank firefighting squad seems to be out on a bender.

Why is America So Anti-City? It Holds Back the Entire Country

oth parties are exacerbating the city/country split. How different are their interests?

2:00PM Water Cooler 3/20/2023

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California’s Covid Misinformation Law Is Entangled in Lawsuits, Conflicting Rulings

California’s Covid censorship law has not yet been killed by the judiciary, sadly.

Links 3/20/2023

Fed, Central Banks Created the Current Crisis and Are on Course to Making Matters Worse

The Fed has a lot of ‘splaining to do, yet seems determined to keep doing the wrong thing.

Turkey’s Opposition Leads in the Polls. Would They Move the Country Closer to the West? 

The Turkish opposition’s “memorandum of understanding on common policies” reveals which way they’re likely to steer the country should they win May’s election.

Minnesota Becomes 4th State to Provide Free School Meals to All Kids

Child labor makes a comeback as there’s no such thing as a free lunch in 46 US states.

Links 3/19/2023

Are Oil Stocks Too Good For ESG Investors To Pass Up?

“Environmental, social, and governance” investors ditch the make-believe, but it was fun while it lasted.

Interest Rate Hikes and IMF Bailouts: the US Tries to Roll Back Chinese Influence in the Global South

As higher interest rates and inflation hit developing countries, the IMF is trying to use bailout terms to sideline Beijing. 

Links 3/18/2023