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Paul Krugman on the Bailout for the Big Three

Question: What is the proper way to bailout the Big Three?

Paul Krugman: I think it’s a combination. I think it’s essentially bankruptcy, bankruptcy with safeguards, that you have credit lines, we have this mechanical thing, which is that [IB] financing, which you need to just to do business is not available in the current market. So, at chapter 11, if you try it, immediately it turns into liquidation because the credit isn’t there, so you have the credit lines from the Federal Government just to keep the thing running. And then, on top of that, you probably need something like warranties for car buyers, because there’s the real problem will you buy a car from a company that is, you know, that is bankrupt and may not be producing those cars. That’s possible, and I leave this to the legal minds. It may be necessary to have a bankruptcy but not in name, that essentially you have a government seizure but you don’t call it bankruptcy, because the word bankruptcy itself will scare off the buyers. But, you know, they cannot be allowed to simply slide into the, into whatever would be, I guess Lake Michigan. Not into the sea, but into the big lake. Not right now, anyway. But, on the other hand, you know, we’re not in the business of letting management and stockholders off the hook.

Krugman describes bankruptcy with safeguards.

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Bubonic plague case reported in China

Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.

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Coronavirus
  • The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
  • Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
  • Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
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Education vs. learning: How semantics can trigger a mind shift

The word "learning" opens up space for more people, places, and ideas.

Future of Learning
  • The terms 'education' and 'learning' are often used interchangeably, but there is a cultural connotation to the former that can be limiting. Education naturally links to schooling, which is only one form of learning.
  • Gregg Behr, founder and co-chair of Remake Learning, believes that this small word shift opens up the possibilities in terms of how and where learning can happen. It also becomes a more inclusive practice, welcoming in a larger, more diverse group of thinkers.
  • Post-COVID, the way we think about what learning looks like will inevitably change, so it's crucial to adjust and begin building the necessary support systems today.
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How DNA revealed the woolly mammoth's fate – and what it teaches us today

Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.

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Surprising Science

Every summer, children on the Alaskan island of St Paul cool down in Lake Hill, a crater lake in an extinct volcano – unaware of the mysteries that lie beneath.

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Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.

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Personal Growth
  • Selfish behavior has been analyzed by philosophers and psychologists for centuries.
  • New research shows people may be wired for altruistic behavior and get more benefits from it.
  • Times of crisis tend to increase self-centered acts.
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