Posts filed under “Politics”


Source: Washington Post

Category: Politics, Science, UnGuru

IMF Credit Outstanding By Member

Source: Capsidea

Category: Credit, Economy, Politics

Sovereign Risk Indicator

Click for an interactive graphic. Source: BlackRock

Category: Credit, Digital Media, Politics

Fed Gives Congress Room to Shirk Resposibility

One of my favorite thought experiments is the careful-what-you-wish-for scenario. I was reminded of its utility during Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony the other day. Consider the critique of the Fed by some members of Congress. As the New York Times described it, the three-hour hearing was “testy” as “Republicans on the House Financial…Read More

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

ISIS May Be Losing a Lifeline

Source: Washington Post

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

Grexit is harder than you think

Source: DFL: The House View

Category: Economy, Politics

The “Greek Issue”

Fascinating flowchart from Deutsche Bank: It is wrong to think that contagion stems only from Grexit. An excessive compromise with Greece could result in moral hazard, particularly in relation to structural reforms. This could undermine the medium-term stability of the euro area. The tail risk is that Greek politicians try to leverage too much the fear…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Politics, Really, really bad calls

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Be Rich . . .

Source: MoJo

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy, Wages & Income

Islam in Europe

Source: The Economist

Category: Politics

Revisiting Plutonomics

“The Plutonomy is here, is going to get stronger, its membership swelling. Toys for the wealthy have pricing power, and staying power.” -Ajay Kapur, global strategist at Citigroup     Today is the 8th anniversary of a fascinating set of observations via Robert Frank in the Wall Street Journal on income inequality. 8 years ago,…Read More

Category: Politics, Wages & Income, Wealth Management