Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Greed and Social Equity

Exchanging one Madness for Another Putting the blame where it belongs  Via John Quiggin

Toys R Us: Another Private Equity Casualty

What killed Toys R US? Amazon,Walmart? The numbers say the company’s yet the latest in a string of retail casualties to private equity greed.

With Prices Rising Post-GST, Has the Government Taken the Public for a Ride? The Wire

The Effect of an Increase in Lead in the Water System on Fertility and Birth Outcomes: The Case of Flint, Michigan(PDF) Daniel S. Grossman and David J.G. Slusky, Department of Economics, University of Kansas

Meet the Lesbian Goldman Sachs Economist Who Just Led Germany’s Far Right to Victory Foreign Policy

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic Council on Foreign Relations

The myth of the ‘boring election’: Populism and the 2017 German election Blogs LSE

If Donald Trump is going to use WW2 to justify his UN speech, it would be good if he got his facts rightIndependent. Robert Fisk

Tříska emigrated in 1977 after signing a human rights manifesto inspired by his close friend, dissident playwright Václav Havel. He settled in Los Angeles and appeared in dozens of movies, including Ragtime, The Karate Kid Part III and The People vs Larry Flynt, which was directed by his fellow Czech Miloš Forman. Tříska 

'F--- you!': George Clooney hits back at Trump's criticism of 'Hollywood elites'

Actor George Clooney has slammed US President Donald Trump's criticism of Hollywood's stars as "liberal elites", calling the claim "ridiculous" coming from a real estate magnate born into wealth.
"Here's the thing: I grew up in Kentucky. I sold insurance door-to-door. I sold ladies' shoes. I worked at an all-night liquor store. I would buy suits that were too big and too long and cut the bottom of the pants off to make ties so I'd have a tie to go on job interviews," Clooney, 56, told the Daily Beast.