Category Archives: Policy

Why ‘Deaths of Despair’ May Be a Warning Sign for America

I do worry about a world where the rich get to write the rules which the rest of us have to obey……We might be on the edge of a precipice. – Angus Deaton  Must view.  Confirms our view of a … Continue reading

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Tweet of the Day: Italy’s Impossible Trinity

"Italy lives through a euro-zone impossible trinity: you cannot be in the euro, honour your public debt, and have a broadly stagnant economy." @terzibus quoting @FrancescoPapad1 on #ItalianElections & economy #ElezioniPolitiche2018 #elezioni2018 >> https://t.co/t7NzHE3Gyp pic.twitter.com/3oUAMydS8D — Bruegel (@Bruegel_org) March 4, … Continue reading

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POTD: DoJ Flipping Off The President?

It is heating up, folks.  Keep it on your radar. Scoop: Besieged Sessions dines with Rosenstein If Donald Trump finally follows through on his rage and fires Jeff Sessions, the image with this story will be printed in history books. Tonight … Continue reading

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Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

February 27, 2018 Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress Chairman Jerome H. Powell Before the Committee on Financial Services, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters, and members of the Committee, I am pleased to … Continue reading

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QOTD: Bad Politics And Immorality Of “Watch It Fail”

Even conservatives are coming around to my ideas in the last post on health care. A “watch it fail” approach to Obamacare, when the crisis is real and the consequences for poor children are so enormous, is not just bad politics; … Continue reading

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A Country Off Sides Politically

Is it just us or do you feel the same political angst that seems to be pervasive throughout the country that we do?   Things not only feel surreal but there seems to be a prevailing sense of eeriness haunting our … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts On Why Health Care Went Down

OK, comrades, let’s check our partisanship at the door and deal with some real analysis on the health care bill that just went down in flames. Here are a few of our thoughts on why the Trump/Ryan healthcare bill to … Continue reading

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America-first and the dollar-yen trade – FT

The FT’s Leo Lewis looks at how uncertainty over US President Donald Trump’s America First policy affects the dollar-yen currency trade. ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://on.ft.com/2eZZoLI

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2017 Annual Forecast Preview – Stratfor

Stratfor Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon highlights the key geopolitical trends for the coming year. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com

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