Posts filed under “Politics”

Motorists Are Shelling Out More on Vehicle Repairs

Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Economy, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Shifting Demographics Could Change Elections In Key States

Red, blue and … purple? Changing demographics could make a major difference in the next election in some key states. Source: Brilliant Maps

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Top 10 Trump Rules

1. Money changes everything. If Donald Trump were poor, he’d have no traction. He gets attention, and in many cases a pass, because he’s a billionaire. That’s the nation we live in, one in which the rich have the power and the poor believe the loaded are better than they are. Or, that they too…Read More

Category: Politics, Rules, Think Tank

Fact Versus Fiction on Seattle Minimum Wage

@TBPInvictus “He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is full of falsehoods and errors.” – Thomas Jefferson If you’ve followed me at all recently, you know I have a keen interest in the minimum wage experiment that is going on in the city of Seattle, which last year approved increases to…Read More

Category: Markets, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

Will Donald Trump Crack-up the Republican/Tea Party Alliance?

In an interview some years ago, I described the conservative and libertarian movements as all chiefs and no Indians. By this I meant that these movements, as they existed historically, were mostly just a tiny group of intellectuals writing for small circulation magazines and journals, without much of a public following. To be sure, a…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Politics, Think Tank

Fascinating interactive by the Economist seeing how various policy issues might play out in the future if Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. Presidency. Tagline: “She wont he election by leaning right on national Security and Left on the Economy; now comes the fallout . . . ”   Click to take a look through the hypothetical situations. Source: The…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

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