Category Archives: Politics

When Algos Go Rogue

No political statement here but the following decision tree illustrates how algorithms can be biased. Note decision trees are a fundamental tool of artificial intelligence, algorithms and predictive analytics and their biases can destroy lives and even countries.     … Continue reading

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German coalition agreement: AI program shows bias

Wow,  the robots are even coming for the political scientists. Researchers used artificial intelligence to compare the manifestos of the German parties with the coalition agreement. And it showed that 70 percent of the content referred to the SPD manifesto … Continue reading

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Ugly Politics Puts U.S. Bull Market At Risk

We often post political analysis but rarely stray into the crocodile-infested swamp of partisan politics. It is our duty to our readers from across a broad political spectrum to stay true to our mission to provide, mostly, positive economic, financial, … Continue reading

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Angela Lives!

At least to fight another day and the final round of negotiations to form a collation government with the Social Democrats (SPD).   Not a done deal just yet. . The euro/$ is quite muted and coming off tonight’s opening … Continue reading

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Is This Why The Dollar Is Tanking?

Some nasty polling data out of Gallup about American global leadership that may explain, in part,  the dollar’s weakness, which is surprising to many given the strong economic data and ebullient equity markets. We thus suspect the weak Dixie is … Continue reading

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Merkel secures ‘grand coalition’ breakthrough – FT

The German chancellor’s conservative bloc and left-of-centre rivals the Social Democrats have achieved a breakthrough in exploratory talks on forming a new ‘grand coalition’ ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM .

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Merkel launches new round of coalition talks – EuroNews

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QOTD: TJ On Government

Government in a bear market.  In politics, honesty is an art. “the whole art of government consists in the art of being honest.”  –Thomas Jefferson, July 1774

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FT Forecasts 2018: More political disruption to come in the US

2017 was a year of political shock and disruption, with Donald Trump upending the rules of politics with his Twitter account. The FT’s US managing editor Gillian Tett says that trend is set to continue. The big question is how … Continue reading

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European far-right parties seek to unify — EuroNews

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