Monday , June 17 2019
Home / Tag Archives: Water Cooler

Tag Archives: Water Cooler

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/14/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this is a bit short because I was finishing up my status report on Grenfell Tower, and my sorta not review of Chris Arnade’s Dignity. I’ll see what I can do to fill this out later. –lambert UPDATE Sadly, I cannot. I must push along to other matters, and make it up to you on another day. Trade “The Political Economy Consequences of China’s Export Slowdown” (PDF) [Filipe R. Campante, Davin Chor, and Bingjing Li NBER]. From the abstract: “We...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/13/2019

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 “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 11: Biden down 32.2% (33.4) and Sanders steady 16.8% (17.3%) stabilize. Warren up 10.8% (9.8%), Buttigieg up 7.2% (6.8%), others Brownian motion. Of course, it’s...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/12/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, I got a late start because I had to finish up my photo essay on mitigating “plant blindness,” so I will fill out the Politics section shortly. –lambert UPDATE All done. 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 “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/7/2019

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 “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 6: Biden down 33.5% ( 34.9%) and Sanders down 16.7% (16.9%) stabilize. Warren up 8.2% (7.4%), others Brownian motion. Of course, it’s absurd to track minute...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/6/2019

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 “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). As of June 6: Biden down 33.5% ( 34.9%) and Sanders down 16.7% (16.9%) stabilize. Warren up 8.2% (7.4%), others Brownian motion. Of course, it’s absurd to track minute...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/5/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Boeing Is in Talks for a Megadeal That the Trade War Could Derail” [Bloomberg]. “Boeing Co. has been negotiating one of the largest orders ever of wide-body jetliners with Chinese airlines even as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate, say people familiar with the talks. The discussions center on about 100 twin-aisle jets: 787 Dreamliners as well as 777X planes, the newest long-range aircraft in Boeing’s lineup, said one of the people, who...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/4/2019

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 “2020 Democratic Presidential Nomination” [RealClearPolitics] (average of five polls). Biden down 34.9% ( 35%) and Sanders up 16.9% (16.5%) stabilize. Warren down 8.4%, others Brownian motion. Of course, it’s absurd to track minute fluctuations at this point....

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/3/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Trade “Trade War ‘Losers’ Have Been Bond-Market Winners” [Bloomberg]. “Unlike economists and stock investors, bond traders don’t look at growth numbers, but rather exposure to credit risk. And China’s Ministry of Finance needs the bond market on its side this year – if only to finance $1 trillion worth of infrastructure projects. While we might see a few “technical” defaults every once in a while – most of which are repaid in a matter of days – Beijing hasn’t...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/31/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, this is a travel day for me, and I got nuthin’, though I’m trying to plough through the Mueller report (“One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” –Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest). Talk amongst yourselves! * * * Readers, feel free to contact me at lambert [UNDERSCORE] strether [DOT] corrente [AT] yahoo [DOT] com, with (a) links, and even better (b) sources I should curate regularly, (c) how to send me a check if...

Read More »

2:00PM Water Cooler 5/30/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this is a little short because I’m traveling tomorrow, and my suffered a little schedule slippage on my arrangements. –lambert 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 Biden (34.8% 38.3%) and Sanders (16.4% 17.7%) stabilize. Warren, Harris, Buttigieg et al. do Brownian motion, as of...

Read More »