Links 2/17/18

Links for you. Science:

Chemical used to make McDonald’s french fries may cure baldness
Why A Gene Therapy Pioneer Is Raising Concerns About Treatments He Championed
Turkish-American NASA scientist sentenced to 7.5 years in prison
Germany to fight pollution with free public transportation
Prestigious scientist says “Dutch women don’t want to work hard”


Black Politics After 2016
There’s No Longer Any Doubt
The surprise Mueller indictment tells us how we’ve been wrong about Russian trolls
Don’t Forget About Trump’s Sex Life
Stuck on a shelf or locked in a safe, D.C.’s ‘Lost Laws’ still packed a punch
What Trump-Era Democrats Can Learn From LBJ
How To Solve London’s Housing Problems (And Canada’s)
I’m The Crazy One
How Delivery Apps May Put Your Favorite Restaurant Out of Business (though this ignores how restaurants make their money: 400-500% markup in anything that comes in a bottle. That’s why they need customers at tables)
‘This Airbnb displaced 5 people’: Here’s the story behind that photo that spread on Facebook
Trump administration wants to sell National and Dulles airports, other assets across U.S.
CAP Still Plugging Takeovers and Turnarounds
Google’s nemesis: meet the British couple who took on a giant, won… and cost it £2.1 billion
Reminder to Trump, Republicans: Your plan would probably deport Trump’s in-laws
Booker to stop accepting donations from corporate PACs
Nothing Really Matters, Anyone Can See…
Government Shutdown Once Again Shows the Lies Behind Deficit Hysteria

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1 Response to Links 2/17/18

  1. Min says:

    In his Atlantic article about LBJ, Zelizer makes this claim about Obama’s legacy: “The Affordable Care Act, the economic stimulus, and Dodd-Frank all had a notable impact on economic growth, income inequality, and access to health care.” But because Obama embraced austerity at a time of economic hardship, the stimulus was sufficient to avoid another Great Depression, but not enough to spark a recovery (See Brad DeLong, who claims that we still have had a depression.), and income inequality has continued to grow, as Obama’s impact on that was negative. (Wealth inequality typically increases during depressions.) Economically, Obama was Hoover lite. If Obama had presided over a robust recovery, as his Yes We Can speech after winning the election suggested, would the Republicans have made the gains they did? Would Trump be in the White House?

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