Posts filed under “Politics”

The Think Tanks


Source: No Exit

Category: Humor, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

More Proof Of America’s Inadequate Infrastructure

The details are still being sorted out on the deadly Amtrak crash that killed at least six people earlier this week and injured 100s more. But what we do know is that the stretch of track where the train derailed did not have the latest automated speed control system. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Taxes and Policy

The Throne of England Is Yours

I understand there is an election in the UK soon:   Source: xkcd    

Category: Humor, Politics, Technology

2015 Pace of Social Change

Click for other social issues. Source: Bloomberg

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Psychology

Death Tax, Paying for What You Use, Comment Foolishness

There was some pushback on yesterday’s rather tame suggestion that the U.S. properly finance the fund that pays to maintain and repair our roads. Much of the correspondence was surprising. Then again, I am continually flabbergasted by the cognitive errors that the human brain can make. It’s a marvelously designed piece of wetware that does a…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Politics, Taxes and Policy, Weblogs

Full Speech: Obama at the Correspondent’s Dinner

Be sure to stick around through the 13:40 mark, when Luther, Obama’s anger translator, comes on . . .


Source: Washington Post

Category: Humor, Politics, Video

Where Your 2014 Taxes Went

Source: National Priorities Project via Bill Moyers

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

We Know What’s the Matter With Kansas

@TBPInvictus When pushing his tax cuts for Kansas in July 2012, Governor Sam Brownback wrote: “Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” Art Laffer and Stephen Moore wrote that “many states like Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma are seriously considering abolishing their income taxes…Read More

Category: Current Affairs, Data Analysis, Economy, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Presidential job approval ratings from Ike to Obama

I cant say exactly why, but I find this to be an intriguing and amazing dataset:   Source: Pew Research   Reagan and Clinton are the only two who didn’t see their numbers fall off a cliff; Ike and Obama seem only fell of modestly.

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Don’t Let Bias Corrupt Your Analysis

Those of you who over the many years have followed some of the thoughts and observations I jot down each morning may have noticed several themes. Prominent among them is that forecasting is folly; cognitive errors create investing mistakes; consider context when analyzing data; recency bias overemphasizes the latest data; mixing politics with investing is…Read More

Category: Analysts, Cognitive Foibles, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls