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Structural Separation: antitrust's tried-and-true weapon for monopolists who bottleneck markets
Boingboing.net

Back in 2017, a law student named Lena Khan made waves in policy circles with the publication of her massive, brilliant, game-changing 24,000-word article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon's Antitrust Paradox, which revisited the entirety of post-Ronald-Reagan … more…

Trump Is Set to Send More Troops Overseas—This Time to Poland
Theatlantic.com

The next question is what Russia’s response will be. more…

‘The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery
Nybooks.com

The real moral exemplum about capitalism and the American Dream to be found in the story of Lehman Brothers is not how they lost touch with their mercantile roots, tempted by the lure of speculative wealth. It is the way in which the South’s investment in the… more…

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
The Hindu

Vanderbilt survived family tragedy, multiple marriages, a life as an heiress, artist and romantic. more…

7 of the most common ways people die while in transit
Business Insider

You have more choices than ever for traveling from one destination to another, and thanks to modern technology, mass transportation is the safest it's ever been. Most modern passenger cars and trucks are equipped with active safety features like automatic eme… more…

The MTA's New OMNY Scanners Have Cameras In Them (But They're Not Watching You, Yet)
Gothamist.com

OMNY, the MTA's new tap-to-pay system being piloted at 16 subway stations and on all Staten Island bus routes, has exceeded the MTA's forecasts during the first week of operation, with tens of thousands of riders opting to use a digital wallet or contactless … more…

This Orcas Island Jam Company Transforms Local Plums into Vibrant Seasonal Preserves
Saveur.com

Travel Girl Meets Dirt is on a mission to save the island's legacy fruit trees and jar their bounty Orcas Island was once covered with thriving orchards, many of which went long-abandoned. Girl Meets Dirt founder Audra Lawlor seeks to revive the local legacy … more…

US Poised to Approve Shipping LNG by Rail for Export With No New Safety Rules
Nakedcapitalism.com

Trump administration soon to allow massive trains to transport LNG in unit trains 100 cars long and for the express purpose of moving LNG to export facilities - with scant regard for safety consequences. more…

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/11/2019
Nakedcapitalism.com

Today's Water Cooler: more…

Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?
Forbes.com

Railroad customers are publicly objecting to escalating fines across the country's seven Class I carriers. These fines are referred to as being monopolistic, unfair, illogical, and arbitrary. more…

Why A Tiny Vermont Town Could Be A Model For Impactful Real Estate Investing
Forbes.com

Starting with the arts, and a paradigm of urban real estate impact investing, the community of White River Junction, VT supports galleries, business museums, and outlets of culture, media, fashion and technology that did not exist a decade ago. more…

Canadian Pacific: Great Business, But Wait For A Lower Price
Seekingalpha.com

Although I prefer the other Canadian railroad, I've been very pleasantly surprised by the company's ability to execute. That said, the shares are priced very op more…

Norfolk Southern: This Could Be As Good As It Gets
Seekingalpha.com

NSC's revenue is growing by single digits on the strength of price increases. Rail traffic is falling and could fall further. This could be as good as it gets. more…

Canadian Pacific: A Global Slowdown May Not Be Priced In
Seekingalpha.com

CP's revenue is growing in the 6% range. Declining volume is being offset by increased pricing power. A global slowdown may not be priced in. Sell CP. more…

Union Pacific Could Face More Headwinds
Seekingalpha.com

UNP's revenue is falling by low single digits. Declining rail traffic will not help matters. Sell UNP. more…

Keep Your Portfolio On The Right Track With Canadian National Railway
Seekingalpha.com

Canadian National Railway is a backbone of the economy, transporting more than $250 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors. The co more…

Weekly High Frequency Indicators: Long-Term Forecast Turns More Positive, While Tariffs Hit Short-Term Forecast
Seekingalpha.com

High frequency indicators can give us a nearly up-to-the-moment view of the economy. The metrics are divided into long leading, short leading, and coincident in more…

Today in Disney History: Disneyland-Alweg Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage Opened at Disneyland Park in 1959
ABC News

There are many attractions that have made their mark inside Disneyland park over the years, but few have stayed as prominent for the last 60 years as the Disneyland Monorail, Matterhorn Bobsleds and Submarine Voyage, which is now the re-imagined Finding Nemo … more…

“The Internet Ate My Brain!” And Other Perils Of Big Tech
Cleantechnica.com

The internet is altering the structure of our brains and limiting the free exchange of ideas. Is breaking up Facebook and Google the answer? more…

Strategy For and With AI
Mit.edu

Image courtesy of Richard Mia/theispot.com Many executives, intent on understanding and exploiting AI for their companies, travel to Silicon Valley to acquaint themselves with the technology and its many promises. These pilgrimages have grown so common that t… more…