The true believers share views that run counter to the Paul Ryan-wing of the GOP on everything from immigration and infrastructure spending, to bullying corporations. They are anti-“corporatists” who want to methodically destroy conventional conservatism.
Trump 101: What he means by “America first”, January 23, 2017 at 03:44PM
… it isn’t over yet.
If he were a civilian, Chike would have had sympathies, would have tried to puzzle out the rights and wrongs of each side, but his military training disposed him to neutrality. It was for politicians to decide who they fought and why, which causes were just and which were not. Soldiers dealt in orders alone
“Welcome To Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo
Continue reading Civilians, Soldiers, and Politicians
Price transparency can in some settings facilitate tacit collusion by enabling firms to see what other firms are charging, and hence easily detect any deviation from agreed-upon high prices.
Policing the digital cartels, by David J Lynch in Financial Times Continue reading Transparency & Price Fixing
… as pricing systems become ever more autonomous, aspiring monopolists like Mr Topkins eventually will not even need to speak to their competitors to fix prices.
Computers will do the colluding for them, either by using the same algorithm or learning from their interactions with other machines — all without leaving behind trails of incriminating emails or voicemails.
Policing the digital cartels, by David J Lynch in Financial Times Continue reading Big data & price fixing cartels
“… Reagan: a mouthpiece for the ideas and policies inserted into his empty head by members of an ascendant conservative movement riding his television-mastery to power.”
Republicans Have No Good Reason Not To Impeach Donald Trump, January 15, 2017 at 12:54AM
The bridge-dwellers spoke different languages, worshipped different gods, supported different premiership teams; but every single one Chike had spoken to was moving out soon, even those who had lived there for years. It was the Lagos delusion.
– “Welcome to Lagos” by Chibundu Onuzo
Modi’s faith lies in the heavy hand of a strong state, rather than in the invisible hand of the markets.
Narendra Modi: The man who would purify India, January 11, 2017 at 04:56PM