Posts filed under “Politics”

America’s Fracking Debate

click for interactive

Source: NCPA h/t Know More

Category: Energy, Politics

The Data

Nate Silver wrote the definitive story on Donald Trump and nobody knows it. That’s right, America’s favorite statistician, the diviner of data, the man who makes sense out of chaos, analyzed the polls and found out that while Trump had the highest rating, his unfavorables were through the roof. In other words, only a small…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Campaign Cash

click for interactive graphic Source: Bloomberg  

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls

China’s Share of Foreign Investment

Click through to see the whole exhibit. Source: NYT

Category: Finance, Politics

The US Averages One Mass Shooting Per Day in 2015

Source: WonkBlog h/t KnowMore

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Legal, Politics

Gramm’s Unrepentant Cognitive Dissonance

    Some people look at subprime lending and see evil. I look at subprime lending and I see the American dream in action. My mother lived it as a result of a finance company making a mortgage loan that a bank would not make. –former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm Many elected or appointed officials…Read More

Category: Bailout Nation, Bailouts, Philosophy, Politics, Really, really bad calls

When Do Gasoline Sales Peak?

On Monday, I discussed why Tesla’s latest announcement was big. The electric carmaker said it planned a modification that would give its autos the ability to accelerate faster than cars that cost two to three times more and keep up with those that cost 10 to 20 times more. That’s an astonishing accomplishment. I made the…Read More

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

Revolution!

Source: NYT

Category: Humor, Politics

Legalization Nation

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Legal, Politics

Trump Rules

He can’t win and he shouldn’t… But it’s mindblowing to watch the pundits and players react to his statements. I’ve got no love for John McCain, but he’s an untouchable. You can’t question the man because of his war hero status. But what if you questioned that itself? What if you refused to play by…Read More

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Corporate Management, Crony Capitalists, Politics, Think Tank