Naked Capitalism

Links 2/24/18

Beat the Right Wing Framing: How to Make the Case for a Better, Fairer Economy

The right has been winning the PR wars on economic issues. A major UK research project has some ideas for how to turn that around.

The Dystopian Technologies Being Used to Control Workers

Big companies are surveilling workers more intensively than ever and using that to create high tech sweatshops.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/23/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Sanders transcript, DCCC, Thomas Frank, robot cars at the carwash, cobalt, Maersk, Tesla, Snap, bees, quantum messages

Inside the Trump Admin’s Fight to Keep the Keystone XL Approval Process Secret

The Trump Administration has been withholding documents in the ongoing suit against the Keystone XL pipeline.

How Much Do New York Times Reporters Use Anonymous Sources?

An analysis of David Sanger's work at the New York Times in 2017 gives a sense of how much reporters crib from anonymous "official" sources.

“Cash Must Not Be Made the Scapegoat”

The ECB isn't keen about the war on cash.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/22/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Sanders on Russia, arming teachers, leading indicators, Sherwin-Williams "design trends" (!)

Trump’s Bogus Infrastructure Plan Takes the U.S. Further Down the Road of Rentier Capitalism

The public-private partnerships Trump proposes are a sick neoliberal joke.

Treasury Proposes Dubious, Untested Chapter 14 Bankruptcies for Too Big to Fail Banks

Treasury released an ideologically-driven proposal to change Dodd Frank's resolution authority.

Don’t Want a Robot to Replace You? Study Tolstoy

Why having explored the humanities is a career plus.

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/21/2018

Today's Water Cooler: Onward Together, Census, purchasing managers flash, oil, Walmart, Amazon, DHL, debt collection, exercise, elder tech

New JAMA Study Shows that Electronic Health Records Do Not Reduce Administrative Costs

New study on the EHR debacle shows that our multiple payer system creates the complexity that prevents cost-saving and makes EHRs so hard to implement

Exxon’s Conspiracy Charges Aim To Derail Climate Lawsuits

ExxonMobil is engaged in unprecedented efforts to sue and harass in court those are investigating and suing the company over global warming

Technology Change Not the Culprit in Wages Falling Behind US Productivity Gains

Larry Summers and Anna Stansbury challenge the idea that workers getting a smaller cut of the productivity gains pie is due to technology.