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These Devastating Photos Show The Effects Of The Massive Bushfires In Australia BuzzFeed :-( Where plastic outnumbers fish by seven to one BBC and Baby Fish Nurseries Are Riddled With ‘Prey-Sized’ Plastic, Alarming Study Finds Vice The Cinema of Inadvertence, or Why I Like Bad Movies HedgeHo...

Ilargi: Vindman, the Expert

Yves here. While the main source for this piece on Alexander Vindman is Byron York of the Washington Examiner, bear in mind that the Examiner is a non-crazy right-leaning site and has even broken some important stories. It is telling that there are so few people on the left who have the patience a...

2:00PM Water Cooler 11/12/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Readers, thank you very much for your comments yesterday, many very funny, when, on Veterans Day, I mistakenly posted a Water Cooler template instead of an actual Water Cooler. I had thought I pushed not only the title, but the scheduled posting date, u...

The Economics of Neutrality in World War II

By Eric Golson, Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Economics, University of Surrey. Originally published at VoxEU Neutrality has long been viewed as impartiality in war. This column, part of the Vox debate on World War II, asserts that neutral states in the war were realist in approaching t...

Links 11/12/19

2 race horses euthanized and 1 left injured at famed California track CBS. :-( . Follows death of Mongolian Groom at the Breeders’ Cup a week ago. This story ran last week, before the latest deaths: Advocates step up efforts for horse racing reform bill after more deaths The Hill Cornhole Is...

Brexit: Farage Capitulates…or Does He?

Boris Johnson got a big break yesterday when Nigel Farage announced that the Brexit Party would not contest any of the 317 seats currently held by Tories. This move was a significant climbdown from Farage’s clearly loopy demand that Johnson renounce his own Brexit deal, particularly since Farage g...

The Many Ways Sanders and Warren Are Different & Why It Matters

By Thomas Neuberger. Originally published at DownWithTyranny Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (Mary Schwalm / Reuters) One of the more likely outcomes of this season’s primary race is that either Warren or Sanders will be the nominee. Not because either will get a majority of first-ballot ...

Hope You Can Come to Our Birmingham Meetup Thursday November 21

For those of you in Alabama and not too far a drive away, we hope you can swing by our meetup late next week. Get a hot toddy and some good conversation! Sadly our Dallas trip for November did not come together; it might be on for January, and if so, we’ll do a meetup there and hopefully A...
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Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, YES BANK - “RBI’s unanimously delivered 25bps hike has been balanced with a neutral stance, reinforcing MPC’s alacrity to retain inflation within its 4.0% target amidst hitherto buildup in price pressures led by crude prices. The rate action comes at a time when economic recovery now appears to be on a firmer footing. This stance allows RBI the choice to act in accordance with evolving macro and financial conditions, in both global and domestic economy in the coming months. Amidst many moving parts, this will entail a careful balancing of global headwinds from elevated crude prices, geopolitical tensions, and domestic policies of MSPs, state pay commissions on growth-inflation dynamics.” #RBIPolicy