Free markets and their discontents

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More Evidence That Private Equity Kills: Estimated >20,000 Increase in Nursing Home Deaths, 160,000 Life Years Lost Due to Cuts in Care

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 5:47pm in

Private equity greed knows no bounds: their nursing home acquisitions generated a "serious" rise in deaths and fall in other measures of care

Why Behavioral Economics Needs Behavioral Biology: Avoiding Arms Races

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 23/02/2021 - 7:05pm in

Are behavioral economists really nudging people in the right direction?

Google’s Dominance of Online Ads is a Big Deal. Here’s How to Fix It.

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 22/02/2021 - 7:13pm in

Legal scholar Dina Srinivasan talks to INET’s Lynn Parramore about reining in Google and restoring fairness to a regulatory Wild West.

Republicans Offer Preview of Brutal Climate Policies in Texas

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 20/02/2021 - 8:22pm in

Some Republicans are not letting the crisis in Texas go to waste.

Cold Truth: The Texas Freeze is a Catastrophe of the Free Market

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 19/02/2021 - 10:10pm in

Yves here. The collateral damage of the Texas power grid power failures is getting worse and worse. Extensive burst pipes now mean that 14 million (no typo) are without potable water. From the Wall Street Journal: More than 14 million people in Texas are without safe drinking water, as the fallout of a severe winter […]

Thomas Frank: YouTube Censorship and Now What’s Happening in Kansas –

Thomas Frank and Paul Jay discuss censorship by tech monopolies and changes in the political landscape of Kansas.

Chief GameStop Tout and Registered Representative Keith Gill, Target of Class Action Suit, at Congressional Hearings Today

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 10:35pm in

The leader of the GameStop short squeeze, Keith Gill, should have anticipated that he was running legal risks as a securities professional.

Facebook Bans News in Australia to Avoid Paying Charges

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 18/02/2021 - 10:25pm in

Facebook shuts off news and important information in Australia to bullly the government into dropping a bill requiring it to share revenue.

James Galbraith: CBO Not Competent to Assess Economics of Minimum Wage

James Galbraith slams an “unreliable” CBO report claiming that raising the minimum wage would reduce jobs.

Global Coup d’État: Mapping the Corporate Takeover of Global Governance

Why you should be very, very worried when our supposed betters start talking up the newest neoliberal Trojan horse, global governance.

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