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The Budget and the Real World

It’s worth asking the question—what exactly does all of our military spending do for us with North Korea?  They devote more of their GNP to weapons than we do, but we’re spending on more on military equipment and technology than the… 680 more words

Economic Policy

Politics is about story and narrative not economics

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Many believe that economics and the economy in general lead the political agenda. Economists have developed ever more complex mathematical theories in order to “prove” how society works and benefits from progress. 630 more words

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The Lessons of Black Monday

February 13, 2018

The Lessons of Black Monday

by Barry Eichengreen

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/stock-market-lessons-of-black-monday-by-barry-eichengreen-2018-02

“Will Trump respond like FDR in 1933, reassuring the public that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself? 907 more words

Governance

America’s extraordinary economic gamble --The Economist

February 13, 2018

The Economist

Souped up growth

America’s extraordinary economic gamble

The mood of fiscal insouciance in Washington, DC, is troubling. Add the extra spending to rising pension and health-care costs, and America is set to run deficits above 5% of GDP for the foreseeable future. 1,115 more words

Politics

Making bad economies: The poverty of Mexican drug cartels

By Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero
Re-blogged

Some stories say that local economies benefit from cartels in Mexico. But research suggests that the areas most plagued by drug-related violence have seriously suffered economically.  123 more words

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the US​ Economy.

February 11, 2018

The Era of Fiscal Austerity Is Over. Here’s What Big Deficits Mean for the US​ Economy.

By Neil Irwin

The last seven weeks amount to a sea change in United States economic policy. 1,375 more words

Governance

What the New Tax Law Means

This note is about the effect of the new tax law on the middle class.  While much has been written on this subject, the focus has generally been too narrow to give the full picture.  3,216 more words

Economic Policy