Alienation and separatism can go a long long way before getting to outright secession, and they still have real consequences.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Secession Is Here: States, Cities and the Wealthy Are Already Withdrawing from America
Topics: Guest Post, Media watch, Politics, Social policy, Social values
Posted by Yves Smith at 9:55 am | 4 Comments »
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:55 am | 45 Comments »
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.”
Topics: Guest Post
Posted by Nick Corbishley at 6:45 am | 8 Comments »
Lack of Grownups in the Room Exacerbates Bank Freakout
The bank firefighting squad seems to be out on a bender.
Topics: Banana republic, Banking industry, Credit markets, Doomsday scenarios, Europe, Federal Reserve, Politics, Regulations and regulators, Ridiculously obvious scams
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:23 am | 20 Comments »
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?
Topics: Free markets and their discontents, Guest Post, Income disparity, Infrastructure, Politics, Real estate, The destruction of the middle class
Posted by Yves Smith at 4:54 am | 19 Comments »
2:00PM Water Cooler 3/20/2023
~ Today’s Water Cooler ~
Topics: Guest Post, Water Cooler
Posted by Lambert Strether at 2:00 pm | 173 Comments »
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.
Topics: Banana republic, Guest Post, Health care, Legal, Media watch, Pandemic, Politics, Social policy, Social values
Posted by Yves Smith at 9:55 am | 8 Comments »
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 6:55 am | 168 Comments »
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.
Topics: Banking industry, Currencies, Doomsday scenarios, Europe, Federal Reserve, Free markets and their discontents, Politics, Regulations and regulators
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:45 am | 88 Comments »
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.
Topics: Energy markets, Europe, Guest Post, Middle East, Politics, Russia, Turkey
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 6:00 am | 45 Comments »
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.
Topics: Economic fundamentals, Free markets and their discontents, Income disparity, Market inefficiencies, Social values
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 5:55 am | 28 Comments »
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 6:55 am | 207 Comments »
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.
Topics: Environment, Investment management, Investment outlook
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 6:45 am | 11 Comments »
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.
Topics: Africa, China, Commodities, Currencies, Federal Reserve, Infrastructure
Posted by Conor Gallagher at 6:00 am | 12 Comments »
Posted by Yves Smith at 6:55 am | 241 Comments »