Thursday, September 21, 2023

2:00PM Water Cooler 9/21/2023

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Doing the Marriage Thing Again

Even though bringing up kids with two parents is generally better than one, the analyses nvestigating the pro-marriage hypothesis are lousy.

Links 9/21/2023

Poland & Ukraine Have Plunged Into A Full-Blown Political Crisis With No End In Sight

Ukraine and its one-time enthusiastic backer Poland are in an escalating row, due at least in part to the need to play domestic politics.

When Authorities Believe Their Citizens Will Become Dangerous…

Ordinary citizens are not worried enough about the prospect that the police/surveillance state will be used against them.

Some States Fighting Medicare Plan to Require Minimum Staffing in Nursing Homes

Sadly, there is pushback against a proposed Medicare rule to assure (barely) adequate staffing in nursing homes. Please comment in favor!


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Closing Hours of the 2023 Fundraiser, Help Hit Our New Donor and $ Targets!

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2:00PM Water Cooler 9/20/2023

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How the Fed Created the Post-2008 Global Safety Net for Banks

The “liquidity” support provided by the Fed to megabanks through cross-border lending in fact acted as subsidies.

House GOP Unveils Budget With Trillions in Cuts to Medicaid, Food Benefits, and More

The new proposal underscores the Republican Party’s “thirst for cruel budget cuts,” said Democratic Rep. Brendan Boyle.

Links 9/20/2023

Procrastinators of the World, Unite! Last Day, Last Chance for Our 2023 Fundraiser!

Last chance for our 2023 fundraiser! If you haven’t contributed yet, please stop by our Tip Jar and chip in!

Dangerous Scramble for Renewable Energy Resources

Demand for materials like lithium that are essential to many so-called “green energy” technologies are setting up conflicts, including war.

The Rise of Alternative for Germany: Who Are Its Supporters and Examining the Fascism Question

Has a chunk of the German electorate suddenly discovered their inner fascist?