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Coronavirus Collateral Damage: How a Case in Korea Hit a Small Business in the US

Yves here. This coronavirus-induced problem illustrates how even a not-all-that-complex international trade relationship is still plenty fragile. One wonders how many companies with tightly focused markets or sourcing (for instance, businesses that rely on Chinese textiles) are sweating bullets. By Wolf Richter, editor of Wolf Street. Originally published at Wolf Street A small US company that specializes in exporting US frozen and refrigerated food products to Asia, including to South Korea,...

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Links 2/28/2020

Amphibians are able to glow in the dark — but scientists had no idea until now CBS Stocks fall again in worst week since 2008 crisis FT PG&E Faces Record Fine of $2.1 Billion for Role in Wildfires Bloomberg East Loop reopens after major water main break flooded freeway ABC13. Houston. #COVID-19 Once again I must apologize for #COVID-19 links all over the place, but that’s where we are, isn’t it? * * * Coronavirus and its global sweep stokes fear over facts. Experts say it’s unlikely to...

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The Candidate’s Dilemma: “I Call on My Opponents To Stop Calling on Me To Drop Out.”

Yves here. A useful discussion of a flawed but widespread take on Dem candidate viability. By Thomas Neuberger. Originally published at DownWithTyranny! If you put all of the crowds that flock to watch Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Biden into this arena, would they fill even half of it? The “Prisoner’s Dilemma” is a game often analyzed in game theory. In its simplest form, it looks like this: Two prisoners are accused of a crime. If one confesses and the other does not, the one who...

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Why Is Trump Trying to Kill a Small Agency with a Big Impact on Public Safety?

Yves here. If coronavirus goes much of anywhere in the US, and that looks to be reasonably likely, Trump having cut the staffing of the CDC and reducing spending on other programs and bodies tasked to protecting the public may finally get the attention it warrants. The big reason the Republicans (and their allies among the budget scold Democrats) get away with this sort of thing is these safety issues seldom rate save for workers or members of communities that are exposed to specific risks....

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/27/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I need a day off. So I’m taking it! Talk amongst yourselves! –lambert Here is a conversation starter. Sorry to stan for Sanders, but this is one of those things I could never have imagined happening in my lifetime: Thank you @MrChuckD for your support of our campaign! #BernieBruh #Bernie2020 #BigUs pic.twitter.com/QWzp6SeqJz — Nina Turner (@ninaturner) February 27, 2020 The rhythm guitar, or whatever it is, just slays me: [embedded...

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Links 2/27/2020

Baboon on way to vasectomy escapes with two female companions in Sydney NY Post. Legend. Scientists discover the first-known animal that doesn’t need oxygen to survive USA Today Why penguins may help us predict the impact of climate change FT Army of 100,000 Chinese ducks on standby to combat locust swarms Straits Times Feds order Santa Clara County’s biggest reservoir to be drained due to earthquake collapse risk Mercury-News Markets are too complacent about coronavirus despite sell-off...

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Boris Johnson, Not Donald Trump, Is the Real Blue-Collar Conservative

Yves here. I suspect a lot of UK readers will be more inclined to argue, like Richard North, that Johnson is moving the UK towards a a Singapore on the Thames, or what Richard Murphy calls the Freeports model, which leave the hollowed out, former industrial areas in even more desperate shape. This was Murphy’s take: Nothing I have yet seen so starkly states what Brexit is all about. For Johnson the first objective of Brexit is to place greater controls on labour. The...

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/26/2020

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Politics “But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?” –James Madison, Federalist 51 “They had one weapon left and both knew it: treachery.” –Frank Herbert, Dune Key dates coming fast now, so I added some counters: Here is a second counter for South Carolina, coming soon: And for Super Tuesday: Super Tuesday states: AL, AK, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, and VA. * * * * * * 2020 We encourage readers to...

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New Deal, New Patriots: How Roosevelt’s Welfare Programmes Made America Great Again

Yves here. This finding on New Deal spending might make some Republican heads explode. By Bruno Caprettini, SNF Ambizione Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Zurich and Hans-Joachim Voth, UBS Professor of Macroeconomics and Financial Markets, Department of Economics, Zurich University. Originally published at VoxEU Governments of modern states need to convince men and women to fight and possibly to die for their country, putting aside their ‘selfish’ instinct to stay alive. This...

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