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Watch Barack Obama explain the climate plan he's releasing next week — On Monday, the Obama administration is going to release the final version of its EPA rule ( first announced in draft form last summer) limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. They're kicking things off this weekend with a social media campaign taking advantage of Twitter's new native video functions to preview the plan and frame it.

Wage inequality seems to be decreasing — Here's a small sign that one of the drivers behind US income inequality may have reversed itself over the past few years.
Aug 01, 2015

I'm surprised we don't see more people talking about this trend…

It's getting better all the time? — A strange title, considering all the crap that is coming down, but this, from an interview with Nancy Lieberman, who is being hired as the second female NBA assistant coach, had me thinking about that: You've been an instructor at Grgurich's camp in the past. You had the Texas Legends job.

At last, a convincing theory about why the tech boom's days are numbered — The technology boom of the 1990s ended in a spectacular wave of failure, as huge swaths of the sector proved to be based on fundamentally unsound business models. Today's business models look, on the whole, to be much stronger. And that's why I've never believed the dozens of people who've spent the past four years crying bubble.
Jul 31, 2015

At last, a convincing theory about why the tech boom's days are numbered:

Jul 31, 2015

Interesting argument: high office rents in Bay area (could also apply to NYC) will bring tech boom to a premature end…

Gross Domestic Output, Explained — Every quarter the government releases its estimate for the Gross Domestic Product of the United States. At the same time, it also releases an estimate for the Gross Domestic Income of the United States.

Rick Perry just rolled out a surprisingly progressive agenda on Wall Street regulation — Rick Perry has a plan to change the way the federal government regulates Wall Street and it is ... kind of left-wing. Almost shockingly so for the very conservative governor of Texas. He laid out his plan in a Wednesday speech. He hits on many familiar conservative themes, but also some not so familiar ones.
Jul 30, 2015

Rick Perry calls for higher capital requirements, maybe a return to Glass-Steagall…

Jul 30, 2015

Good voxsplainer on Perry Wall Street plan except too soon to say he won't overperform…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @maggieNYT: Good voxsplainer on Perry Wall Street plan except too soon to say he won't overperform…

Jul 30, 2015

Rick Perry's Wall St. ideas have "little chance of impacting course of national politics" b/c of saggy poll numbers:…

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Iran hawks' refusal to discuss alternatives is incredibly telling — The nuclear deal with Iran is, obviously, not completely ideal from the standpoint of US interests. That's because it's a deal. Which is to say there are multiple parties to the deal, and it needs to be acceptable to all of them even though they all have different ideal outcomes.

A fascinating color-coded map of every job in America — Robert Manduca, a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard, assembled a dot map showing every job in the United States of America, color-coded by industry segment. It's pretty cool. The way it works is that red dots signify manufacturing and trade; blue dots are professional services; green dots are health care, education, and government; and yellow dots are retail and other services.

The best way for Germany to help Europe is to cut taxes — There's one thing everyone thinks they know about the seemingly endless problems in the eurozone: It's about who will make sacrifices, the thrifty Germans or the heavily indebted south. Except this is totally wrong, as economist Robert Waldmann explains in a brilliant paragraph that comes in the midst of an effort to adjudicate a debate between two other writers.

BRICS and SCO and AIIB! Oh my! — by liberal japonicus Another article that flirts with the tl:dr boundary, but it was pretty interesting to me. Sadly, I'm not getting to Bishkek this year, but the SCO mentioned took place when I was there 2 years ago, and it certainly seems plausible.
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Aug 02, 2015

Last Canada tweet for the night — if Mulcair becomes PM, is that going throw a wrench in the works for the TPP?

Aug 02, 2015

@shani_o Bad strat. But a lot of people were still print-first back then. I remember them!

Aug 02, 2015

@shani_o Did she start a blog? Should have started a blog. Blogs were big back then.

Aug 02, 2015

@ldobsonhughes I took a class on Canadian Politics in college 15 years ago … but an awful lot has changed.

Aug 02, 2015

Something odd about the tense structure in Jeb’s statement.

Aug 02, 2015

@AlexUsherHESA Since his last thought was about a permanent Liberal majority, he’s definitely due for a new one.

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