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2:00PM Water Cooler 7/19/2022 | bare capitalism


By Lambert Strether of Corrente

Chicken Music of the Day

Hume’s Lark, Ladakh, India. Tomorrow, Locke’s Lark!

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Politics

“However what’s authorities itself, however the best of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51

“They’d discovered nothing, and forgotten nothing.” –Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord

“When the going will get bizarre, the bizarre flip professional.” –Hunter Thompson

Capitol Seizure

“‘Dash by means of the end’: Why the Jan. 6 committee isn’t practically completed” [Politico]. “As its summer season hearings present some indicators of chipping at Donald Trump’s electoral enchantment, choose panel members describe Thursday’s listening to as solely the final in a sequence. Committee members, aides and allies are emboldened by the general public response to the knowledge they’re unearthing in regards to the former president’s actions and say their full dash will proceed, even previous November. The one exhausting deadline, they are saying, is Jan. 3, 2023, when Republicans possible take over the Home.” • Oh.

“Jan. 6 Panel Faces Not Simply Partisanship, however Cynicism” [Charlie Cook, Cook Political Report]. “I do know loads of people who find themselves hooked on watching each witness, each twist and switch, a type of scandal porn not dissimilar to the fixation by the opposite facet on the Benghazi hearings and tales about Hillary Clinton’s emails. However these so hooked on these tales normally imagine that there isn’t any stage to which the opposite get together wouldn’t stoop. These on the opposite facet can do nothing proper whereas these on their very own can do nothing unsuitable….. To make certain, the Jan. 6 hearings have been meticulously produced and executed, however many on the Left nonetheless stay surprised that they aren’t getting much more consideration. If the aim of the hearings have been to attract blockbuster TV scores and supply an ‘OJ second,’ the place the nation simply involves a cease because it focuses on just one factor, clearly the investigation and hearings have been a failure. However to the extent that the hearings have been supposed to maximise the possibilities that Donald Trump would by no means be president once more, it could be successful. As unpopular as President Biden is right now and as misguided as a lot of his financial and legislative selections have been, he’s nonetheless nominally forward of Trump in a hypothetical 2024 matchup run by the New York Instances/Siena School ballot.” • I’m so outdated I keep in mind when listening to weren’t “produced.”

Biden Administration

“Kamala Harris’ chief speechwriter is departing” [Politico]. “Vice President Kamala Harris’ director of speechwriting, Meghan Groob, is leaving the workplace lower than 4 months into the job…/ Groob was employed in April after Harris’ first chief speechwriter, Kate Childs Graham, left on the finish of February. She had beforehand labored as a speechwriter for Invoice Gates and as an editorial director at Gates Ventures.” • Oh. Anyhow, Groob is just not Rohini Kosoglu, who left to spend extra time her household the opposite day. Rats leaving a sinking ship, I might say.

2022

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“The Republican Ticket Is Being Helped by the Final Individuals You’d Count on” [Brian Beutler, New York Times]. “In Arizona, Democrats have intervened on behalf of Kari Lake, a candidate for governor who has fanned lies in regards to the 2020 election and demanded the imprisonment of the Democratic front-runner. In Pennsylvania, Democrats ran advertisements boosting Doug Mastriano, a Christian theocrat who participated within the Jan. 6 rebel earlier than operating for governor…. To say that the Democratic technique of placing a thumb on the dimensions for these charlatans and conspiracy theorists, on this political local weather, has alarmed outstanding liberals can be an understatement…. It’s past dispute that taking part in video games within the different get together’s primaries can typically flip dropping races into winnable ones. Democrats maintained a brittle grip on the Senate within the first half of the previous decade largely by egging alongside the G.O.P. in its penchant for nominating extremists. Within the canonical case, Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, ran advertisements in 2012 that amplified the various wacky issues a far-right underdog within the G.O.P. main named Todd Akin had stated, and declared him “too conservative” for workplace. The reverse psychology labored.” • Till it didn’t.

KY: “A “Defund-the-CIA” Democratic Candidate for Congress is Calling Biden a “Conflict Prison” and Demanding His Speedy Impeachment” [Covert Action Magazine (jo6pacP]. “Geoff Younger gained the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Home of Representatives in Kentucky’s sixth Congressional District on Could 17, 2022. He’ll face the incumbent, Republican Andy Barr, within the normal election on November 8, 2022. His platform requires abolishing the CIA, reducing the army finances, ending U.S. help for AFRICOM and taxing the wealthy extra. Unsurprisingly, Kentucky’s Democratic Celebration institution says it gained’t help Younger within the normal election in opposition to his Republican opponent.” • Holy moley! Alert reader 430 MLK feedback: “I’ll be voting for Younger, a longtime thorn within the facet of the KY Dem institution. In his main, he gained all the agricultural counties and misplaced solely in Fayette County (house of the College of Kentucky).”

KY: “Democrats Don’t Need to Help Congressional Candidate They Say Sued and Harassed Them” [Leo Weekly]. “Geoff Younger, who has tried to sue quite a few Kentucky politicians and has repeatedly repeated debunked pro-Russian battle propaganda, gained the Democratic main for U.S. Home District 6 and can face off in opposition to Republican incumbent Andy Barr. On his web site, Younger, who has ran for workplace a number of occasions since 2012, has accused Barr of “supporting the Ukrainian nazis” after the sitting congressman voted for the help package deal to complement Ukraine’s battle in opposition to the Russian invasion earlier this month. Younger is referencing the disproven conspiracy idea that the Ukrainian authorities is ran by Nazis, propaganda that Russian officers have pushed throughout their invasion.” • I’m aghast!

MD: “Profile of a GOP voter: Meddling Dems goal hunters, nation music lovers” [Axios]. “Democrats boosting a hard-right Republican gubernatorial candidate in Maryland are focusing on a specific model of voter: she loves searching and nation music, has little interest in yoga or public libraries and lives in one in all America’s wealthiest ZIP codes…. If these obvious efforts to raise spoiler candidates backfire, the consequence can be highly effective elected officers with fringe views on points starting from abortion to “election integrity.’” • The Pied Piper technique once more? What may go unsuitable?

2024

“Pissed off Democrats mull drastic step: Difficult Biden in 2024” [The Hill]. “[Biden’s] loyalists have defended him in opposition to the more and more unfavorable headlines. They are saying he stepped into a large number made by former President Trump and that a number of the lawmakers in Congress who have been supposed to assist him flip issues round have been tough and disappointing. However that willingness to prop up the sinking president has been sporting skinny. Daily, Democrats are contemplating a doable new situation: difficult the sitting president for the 2024 nomination…. A pair of governors have just lately taken steps which have elevated their nationwide profile. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) traveled to the White Home this week and met with Ron Klain, the president’s chief of workers, whereas Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) additionally went to the Oval Workplace and on a separate event to New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation main state. On Saturday, he’ll be in Florida, an important swing state the place Trump resides.” Ugh. Extra: “In the meantime, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who skyrocketed to prominence after profitable the Iowa caucuses in 2020, formally modified his house state registration to Michigan, one of many high normal election battlegrounds. Ugh. Extra: “Others, together with Sanders’s two presidential marketing campaign co-chairs, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and former Ohio Home candidate and activist Nina Turner, have been talked about as doable challengers.” • Weak.

Republican Funhouse

“It’s not simply Hunter Biden: Put together for a 2023 full of Home GOP investigations” [Politico]. “Because the GOP prepares for a possible takeover of the chamber subsequent 12 months, committee chairs-in-waiting have laid out a prolonged record of oversight objectives that goes past Biden’s White Home — together with Democrats’ formation of the Jan. 6 choose committee. However the get together’s highest-profile targets are these with the potential to politically bruise the president forward of 2024: his son’s enterprise dealings, Afghanistan, the origins of the coronavirus, inflation causes and the U.S.-Mexico border.” • I’m wondering if these hearings could have the identical buff manufacturing values because the Democrat hearings on the Capitol Seizure.

Democrats en Déshabillé

I’ve moved my standing remarks on the Democrat Celebration (“the Democrat Celebration is a rotting corpse that may’t bury itself”) to a separate, back-dated put up, to which I’ll periodically add materials, summarizing the addition right here in a “reside” Water Cooler. (Hopefully, some Bourdieu.) It seems that defining the Democrat Celebration is, in actual fact, a tough drawback. I do suppose the paragraph that follows is on level all the best way again to 2016, if not earlier than:

The Democrat Celebration is the political expression of the category energy of PMC, their base (lucidly defined by Thomas Frank in Pay attention, Liberal!). ; if the Democrat Celebration didn’t exist, the PMC must invent it. . (“PMC” modulo “class expatriates,” in fact.) Second, all of the working components of the Celebration reinforce one another. Go away apart characterizing the relationships between components of the Celebration (ka-ching, however not solely) these components comprise a community — a Flex Web? An iron octagon? — of funders, distributors, apparatchiks, electeds, NGOs, and miscellaneous mercenaries, with property within the press and the intelligence neighborhood.

Word, in fact, that the category energy of the PMC each expresses and is restricted by different courses; oligarchs and American gentry (see ‘industrial mannequin’ of Ferguson, Jorgensen, and Jie) and the working class spring to thoughts. Suck up, kick down.

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“Opinion ‘The Artwork of Dropping the Abortion Conflict,’ for our pricey American leaders” [WaPo]. It’s not simply the abortion battle. “The artwork of battle is of important significance, Solar Tzu as soon as stated, ‘a matter of life and demise,’ a ‘topic of inquiry which may under no circumstances be uncared for.’ His aim was to show leaders the way to safe victory in battle. However securing defeat can be an artwork. Right here is how American leaders can elegantly lose to their opponents and confidently expose our nation to hazard.” Just a few of the gadgets: “2. All dropping in warfare is predicated on falling for deception,” “3. Self-deception can be key to defeat,” “16. Above all, don’t react shortly,” “20. In battle, at all times observe dysfunction. Drain the motivation of your supporters and provides confidence to your opponent, and the fruits of political defeat shall be yours.” • Terrific format, and really humorous.

Realignment and Legitimacy

“Sure, Issues Are Actually As Unhealthy As You’ve Heard” [Wesley Yang, Year Zero]. Yang quoting a trainer supply: “In my quick profession as an educator, I’ve had numerous experiences like this – encounters with colleagues and directors so surreal that even shut buddies chided me for exaggerating or “taking part in into right-wing tropes” after I repeat them. And there’s a way during which I don’t blame them, as a result of issues actually are that loopy out right here…. [For example, I once attended another meeting – lots of meetings when you’re a teacher! – where we were working to approve a new weekly schedule for students. When I said I was concerned that it would require leaving some sections of the curriculum untaught, a colleague said that might actually be a good thing, because most of our students are white and their test scores dropping slightly would help shrink the racial achievement gap in our state. Again, to clarify: I don’t mean my colleague had a more nuanced approach to testing that a dishonest interlocutor could twist to sound like that. I mean my colleague literally spoke those words. (To be fair, one other teacher did speak up and challenge them this time, albeit very politely.) Now, [does this[ anecdotes, no matter how explicitly I describe [it], sound like one thing out of James Lindsay’s fever goals? Sure! Are this stuff that did, in actual fact, occur? Additionally sure!”

#COVID19

• ”With a sniff or a swallow, new vaccines goal to place the brakes on Covid-19 unfold” [CNN]. That is truly fairly good. “Because the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads, it adjustments. That’s helped it get previous our firewalls, the immunity created by vaccines or left behind after we get better from an an infection. Which is why, effectively into the third 12 months of the pandemic, we’re within the midst of one other wave of Covid-19 brought on by probably the most immune-evasive variant but, BA.5. And extra variants are coming. At the same time as vaccine producers race to replace the first-generation pictures within the hopes of patching up our safety for the autumn, different scientists are taking a special strategy, making vaccines delivered by way of nasal sprays or tablets that will deploy extra immune defenders to the physique’s entrance traces: the liner of the mouth, nostril and throat. ‘The hope is to shore up the defenses proper there within the nostril in order that the virus can’t even replicate within the nostril,’ stated Dr. Ellen Foxman, an immunobiologist on the Yale College of Medication. ‘After which somebody who has a very efficient mucosal vaccination can’t even actually help viral replication or make viruses that may infect different folks.’ …. many scientists say the strategy wants an injection of funding to speed up the tempo of growth, a lot in the identical manner the billions of {dollars} doled out by Operation Warp Pace delivered the primary technology of Covid-19 vaccines in document time.” • Absolute, mind-boggling dereliction of responsibility by the Biden Administration, right here. They’d a profitable enterprise mannequin in entrance of them, and so they didn’t replicate it! (And that is the charitable rationalization, the uncharitable one being that democidal elites is a parsomonious rationalization (and if you need one other knowledge level on that, take into account the Biden Administration’s destruction of the home masks trade)).

• ”College Air flow: A Very important Device to Scale back COVID-19 Unfold” (PDF) [Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins]. “Versatile funds are actually obtainable underneath the American Rescue Plan to put money into Ok-12 colleges to cut back dangers associated to COVID-19. As directors take into account how they might use these funds to deal with their colleges’ wants, we preserve that wholesome air must be a precedence in colleges to (1) improve security throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and potential future respiratory illness outbreaks and (2) enhance pupil studying. Investments in wholesome indoor air for Ok-12 colleges are essential for the well being of the nation.” Two key factors about what not to do, which readers know, in fact:

3. College methods ought to use solely confirmed applied sciences for enhancing indoor air high quality: applicable air flow, HEPA filtration, or ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. They need to not use chemical foggers or any “air cleaner” aside from filtration and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. College methods mustn’t use unproven applied sciences corresponding to ozone mills, ionization, plasma, and air disinfection with chemical foggers and sprays. The impact of those cleansing strategies on youngsters has not been examined and could also be detrimental to their well being. The first goal for enhancing air high quality must be to take away contaminants and impurities from the air and to not introduce new substances into the air.

4. College directors and resolution makers ought to cease enhanced cleansing, disinfecting, “deep clear” days, and another costly and disruptive cleansing.

Readers, any of you may get this in entrance of your native college directors or college boards, in order that they don’t spend their cash foolishly over the summer season, that will be nice. Thanks!

• ”Toronto Public Library begins CO2 monitor lending program to measure indoor air high quality” [CBC (Will)]. “Toronto library card holders can now borrow carbon dioxide screens for per week to examine indoor air high quality of their properties. The Toronto Public Library (TPL) launched this system on Monday. The library system has 50 carbon dioxide screens that members can borrow from its digital innovation hubs positioned in eight branches throughout the town. Every Aranet4 monitor comes with a “fast begin” information and a truth sheet on the way to interpret the degrees. Practically half of the gadgets have been loaned out already.” • What an amazing thought! Librarians are one of the best (and possibly, readers, you possibly can counsel that your individual public library arrange such a program).

• ”With monkeypox spreading globally, many consultants imagine the virus can’t be contained” [Helen Branswell, STAT]. “It has been a mere 9 weeks since the UK introduced it had detected 4 instances of monkeypox, a virus endemic solely in West and Central Africa. In that point, the variety of instances has mushroomed to just about 13,000 in over 60 nations all through Europe, North and South America, the Center East, new components of Africa, South Asia, and Australia. The expansion in instances and the geographic unfold has been speedy and relentless. Now, whilst world well being officers race to curb unfold of the virus, most consultants polled by STAT stated they don’t imagine it will likely be doable to include it. ‘I feel we missed that practice at this level,’ stated Gary Kobinger, director of the Galveston Nationwide Laboratory on the College of Texas Medical Department and a member of an knowledgeable committee that advises the World Well being Group’s Emergencies Program.” • It’s odd that the Norms Fairy isn’t aghast at this. However then I used to be shocked {that a} liberal Democrat Administration would preside over the demolition of public well being, whilst an idea.

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When you missed it, right here’s a put up on my queasiness with CDC numbers, particularly case depend, which I (nonetheless) take into account most vital, regardless of what Walensky’s psychos at CDC who invented “neighborhood ranges” suppose. However these are the numbers now we have.

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Case Rely

Case depend for the USA:

The practice continues to be rolling. There was a bizarre, plateau-like “fiddling and diddling” stage earlier than the Omicron explosion, too. This conjuncture feels the identical. Beneath the hood the BA.4/BA.5 are making up a higher and higher proportion of instances. Keep in mind that instances are undercounted, one supply saying by an element of six, Gottlieb considering we solely choose up one in seven or eight.) Therefore, I take the case depend and multiply it by six to approximate the actual stage of instances, and draw the DNC-blue “Biden Line” at that time. The earlier depend was ~135,400. At this time, it’s ~125,900 and 135,400 * 6 = a Biden line at 755,400 per day. That’s fairly loads of instances per day, when you consider it. Not less than now we have affirmation that the extraordinary mass of case anecdotes we’ve seen have a foundation in actuality. (Keep in mind these knowledge factors are weekly averages, so every day fluctuations are smoothed out.) The black “Fauci Line” is a counter to triumphalism, because it compares present ranges to previous crises.

Regional case depend for 4 weeks:

Now the South and West.

The South:

Florida and Texas, nonetheless neck and neck.

The West:

So, the nationwide drop resolves to California.

Positivity

From the Walgreen’s take a look at positivity tracker:

0.1%. Down! (I’m wondering if there’s a Keynesian Magnificence Contest impact, right here; that’s, if folks encounter a sympotomatic particular person, whether or not of their social circle or in regular exercise, they’re extra more likely to get a take a look at, as a result of they imagine, appropriately, that it’s extra possible they are going to be contaminated.) What we’re seeing right here is the steepest and largest acceleration of positivity on Walgreen’s chart.

Transmission

NOTE: I shall most definitely not be utilizing the CDC’s new “Group Degree” metric. As a result of CDC has mixed a number one indicator (instances) with a lagging one (hospitalization) their new metric is a poor warning signal of a surge, and a poor technique to assess private danger. As well as, Covid is a illness you don’t need to get. Even if you’re not hospitalized, you possibly can undergo from Lengthy Covid, vascular points, and neurological points. For these causes, case counts — identified to be underestimated, resulting from house take a look at kits — deserve to face alone as a quantity to be tracked, irrespective of how a lot the political operatives in CDC management want to obfuscate it. That the “inexperienced map” (which Topol calls a “capitulation” and a “deception”) continues to be up and being taken significantly verges on the prison. Use the neighborhood transmission instantly under.

Right here is CDC’s interactive map by county set to neighborhood transmission. That is the map CDC desires solely hospitals to have a look at, not you. For July 17, 2020:

Established order, i.e. it’s a not-over pandemic.

Lambert right here: After the transfer from the CDC to the laughingly named ‘https://healthdata.gov,” this discover appeared: “Efficient June 22, 2022, the Group Profile Report will solely be up to date twice per week, on Wednesdays and Fridays.” So now the administration has belatedly come to the belief that we’re in a BA.5 surge, and but important knowledge for making our private danger evaluation is barely obtainable twice per week. What’s the over/underneath on whether or not they truly ship tomorrow?

NOT UPDATED Speedy Riser knowledge, by county (CDC), July 14:

Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Alabama, Illinois all worse. California higher, oddlly. I don’t like these little pink speckles in New York, as a result of the Northeast has been quiet for a while (observe slight rise in case knowledge). What’s that each one about

Earlier Speedy Riser knowledge:

NOT UPDATED Hospitalization knowledge, by state (CDC), July 14:

Very risky. Haven’t seen so little inexperienced (good) in fairly a while.

• “With Tulsa’s COVID danger upgraded and instances rising, native ER leaders push precautions, vaccination” [Tulsa World]. “Tulsa County’s COVID-19 danger has been upgraded from the bottom to the best stage in latest weeks as instances have continued to rise throughout the state because the summer season holidays started. The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention tracks community-level danger to assist get public well being suggestions to residents based mostly on probably the most just lately obtainable native knowledge. In keeping with knowledge from spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin, the variety of COVID-19 sufferers has practically doubled every month since Could throughout all of Saint Francis Well being System. She confirmed that these are sufferers for whom COVID-19 is the chief criticism. Most of those that spoke Friday provided related steering for anybody involved about turning into contaminated: Return to early-pandemic precautions, together with social distance, masking, hand-washing and monitoring signs.” • Right here’s CDC’s “neighborhood ranges” metric once more, inflicting non-pharmaceutical intervention to kick in too late.

Variants

Lambert right here: It’s past irritating how sluggish the variant knowledge is. I regarded for extra charts: California doesn’t to a BA.4/BA.5 breakdown. New York does nevertheless it, too, is on a molasses-like two-week cycle. Does no person within the public well being institution get a promotion for monitoring variants? Are there no grants? Is there a single lab that does this work, and everyone will get the outcomes from them? Further sources from readers welcome [grinds teeth, bangs head on desk].

NOT UPDATED Variant knowledge, nationwide (Walgreens), June 30:

Variant knowledge, nationwide (CDC), July 2:

BA.5 shifting alongside properly.

Wastewater

Wastewater knowledge (CDC), Jul 13, 2022:

Numerous orange, extra pink. Not good. This chart works a bit like speedy riser counties: “This metric exhibits whether or not SARS-CoV-2 ranges at a web site are presently increased or decrease than previous historic ranges on the identical web site. 0% means ranges are the bottom they’ve been on the web site; 100% means ranges are the best they’ve been on the web site.” So, there’s a bunch of pink dots on the West Coast. That’s 100%, so meaning “ranges are the best they’ve ever been.” Not damaged down by variant, CDC, good job.

Lambert right here: This web page was loading so slowly that I started to marvel if that is how CDC had chosen to sabotage wastewater efforts. Nonetheless, after some experimentation, I discover I need to flip off my VPN to get this web page to load. Good job, CDC.

Deaths

Demise charge (Our World in Information):

Complete: 1,049,274 1,048,843. I’ve added an anti-triumphalist Fauci Line. It’s good that for deaths I’ve a pleasant, easy, every day chart that simply retains chugging alongside, not like the whole lot else CDC and the White Home are screwing up or letting go darkish, good job.

Stats Watch

Housing: “United States Housing Begins” [Trading Economics]. “Housing begins within the US dropped 2% month-over-month to an annualized charge of 1.559 million models in June of 2022, the bottom since September final 12 months. Figures have been additionally decrease than forecasts of 1.58 million however observe an upwardly revised 1.591 million charge in Could. The housing sector has been cooling amid hovering costs and mortgage charges.”

Housing: “United States Constructing Permits” [Trading Economics]. “Constructing permits within the US, a proxy for future building, decreased 0.6% to an annualized charge of 1.685 million in June of 2022, the bottom stage since September final 12 months and in comparison with forecasts of 1.65 million. It was the third consecutive month of declines in permits.”

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Commodities: “Ships wait as much as three weeks to load grain at Albany port after bumper WA crop” [Hellenic Shipping News]. Albany in Western Australia. “Ships are ready at anchor for as much as three weeks to load grain at Albany port as provide chain points trigger delays…. The delays come after many crews confronted prolonged occasions at sea in isolation resulting from COVID outbreaks on ships throughout the pandemic…. Grain co-operative CBH’s head of operations Duncan Grey stated delays have been anticipated after a document grain harvest in Western Australia in 2021. ‘We’re taking a look at 23 million tonnes within the provide chain and we gained’t be capable of get that out [of the ports] this 12 months,’ Mr Grey stated. He acknowledged the bottleneck stemmed from delays in rail transport however stated the state’s grain vans have been working at document ranges.”

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At this time’s Worry & Greed Index: 34 Worry (earlier shut: 27 Worry) [CNN]. One week in the past: 25 (Excessive Worry). (0 is Excessive Worry; 100 is Excessive Greed). Final up to date Jul 19 at 1:29 PM EDT.

Groves of Academe

“$100K acquired Uber analysis printed in prestigious outlet” [Felix Salmon, Axios]. “A main NBER analysis paper c0-authored by Alan Krueger, the previous chair of the White Home Council of Financial Advisers, was revealed final week to have been paid for by Uber as ‘a part of a manufacturing line of political ammunition that could possibly be fed to politicians and the media,’ within the phrases of Guardian investigative reporter Felicity Lawrence…. Uber paid Krueger $100,000 for the controversial 2016 research, which has been cited by 981 scholarly articles so far. A cost of that magnitude “is just not trivial and is related,” one high-profile economist tells Axios.” • Commentary:

Extra Stoller:

(I used a display screen dump right here as a result of Wolfers has, maybe properly, deleted the tweet Stoller quoted.)

Class Warfare

“Is it any shock that tensions in labour markets are rising?” [Tax Research UK]. “Actual wages are falling quick. That’s the message from the [Office for National Statistics] right now. The message from Tory management rivals a few days in the past was ‘settle for it, as a result of we’re not going to do something about it’. And the message from the financial institution of England is ‘you’re not having it robust sufficient, have one other rate of interest rise’.”

Information of the Wired
I’m not feeling wired right now. Maybe tomorrow!

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