Category Archives: politics

A Whole New Level of Dumberer


In an interview with The Economist this week president Donald Trump inadvertently communicated that he occupies a whole other level of illiteracy and egotism. Apparently he reads so little that the phrase “prime the pump” and the concept behind it … Continue reading

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When Capital Flows Reverse


Just thought I’d share this. It’s just a bit of evidence I’ve addressed before, but its more clearly stated and charted here. But, also, the new study is educational as Krugman indicates – that the free flow of capital – … Continue reading

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Do Americans Increasingly Want to Work Less?


Just a comment to Paul Krugman’s Slackers At The Fed post. I would add that we should also consider whether it makes sense that there should be a permanent secular decline in the labor participation rate – a “sanity check.” … Continue reading

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Whither “Centrism”?


Ezra Klein raises an excellent point – there is no “centrist” in US politics, anymore, and perhaps writers and pundits should stop self-aggrandizing themselves with such labels. Still, where did “centrism” go? And what was it? On the one hand, … Continue reading

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