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Climate Injustice at Glasgow Cop-Out

How the largely optical, pro-business gestures at addressing climate change were an affront to developing countries.

McKinsey, the Force Multiplier for the Opioid Crisis, Goes All in With Anti-Public-Health Messaging on Covid

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Biden Must Call Off the B-52s Bombing Afghan Cities

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 8:11pm in

The US is really bad at losing, as our (literal) parting shots at Afghan cities shows.

US History Shows Spending on Infrastructure Doesn’t Always End Well

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 7:28pm in

Despite promoters' claims, infrastructure projects often aren't great public successes.

The Disturbing Rise of the Corporate Mercenaries

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/08/2021 - 6:39pm in

Now that Congress is showing interest in taking back its control of war powers, it could look at stealh warmaking via mercenaries too.

The Moral Hazard of Limited Liability

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 02/08/2021 - 6:30pm in

Some concrete ideas for how to pin the tail of the limited liability donkey back on key insiders, and make regulators accountable.

The Icepick Surgeon: Tales of Scientists Gone Rogue (or Worse)

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 24/07/2021 - 3:54pm in

Author Sam Kean follows the long trail of amoral scientists, and their justifications.

Quelle Surprise! New Study Confirms that Public Pension Funds Use Flattering Benchmarks to Hide Failure to Beat Simple Indexing; CalPERS Is a Case Study

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 22/07/2021 - 6:35pm in

Documenting yet another way public pensions funds lie to themselves and their many constituencies about their performance.

Robinhood’s Revealing Ad Pitch: We’re All Investors, Alone

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 7:20pm in

The latest Robinhood campaign is more raspberry than rah rah.