Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Links 5/21/2024

Why Is It Taking So Painfully Long for Spain, Ireland and Other EU Countries to Recognise Palestinian Statehood?

“We have found ourselves in a situation where we feel the need to move forward unilaterally because the European response has been so weak.”

Trump Versus Biden: The Substantial Fall in Real Wages for Most Workers Under Biden

An important new paper contradicts Democratic pundits, showing that most workers lost in real wage terms under Biden

Coal Still Powers More U.S. Electricity Than Any Renewable Energy Source

Why coal’s share of US energy output has not fallen as far as the ecologically-minded had hoped.

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/20/2024

~ Today’s Water Cooler: Politics, Pandemics, wastewater data debacle as Bionbot ends its wasterwater visualization, Michael Cohen stole $30,000 from Trump, interviews with Kennedy voters, small beer ~

Links 5/20/2024

Book Review: The Untapped Knowledge of Animals

In “The Internet of Animals,” Martin Wikelski highlights what insights humans can learn from creatures great and small.

US Trade Desperation: Trump Insider Robert Lightheizer Recommends Third-World Capital Controls to Achieve Balanced Trade

New desperate ideas to fix chronic US trade imbalances, like capital controls, are getting a hearing.

Assassination Attempt on Slovak PM Highlights Dangers of Constant EU Demonization of Project Ukraine Opponents and Hypocrisy of ‘Misinformation’ Crackdown

Will there be any self reflection among mainstream media and Atlanticist politicians for relentlessly going after Slovakian PM for the crime of opposing Project Ukraine while also silencing counter arguments? Don’t hold your breath.

Renting Your Life

More on the further erosion of ownership and property rights via required renting.

Word of the Day: Don’t Say “Covid Pandemic.” Say “Covid Syndemic”!

“‘Tis a mystery,” except not!

Links 5/19/2024

Why One New York Health System Stopped Suing Its Patients

American hospital officials often insist that lawsuits and other aggressive collections, though unsavory, are necessary to protect health systems’ finances and deter freeloading. But at Rochester Regional, ditching these collection tactics hasn’t hurt the bottom line.

Links 5/18/2024

Dr. Jill Stein & Michael Hudson: Fighting Russia & China to Last American: Destroying US From Within

The high cost and risks of the Biden Administration commitment to pursue forever wars with Russia and China.