Posts filed under “Politics”

Voting

A bit harsh, but as in all humor, it contains elements of truth:

 

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Source: Vulgar Trader

 

Category: Humor, Politics

The One Chart That Explains Democrats’ Loss

The elections are over. The pundits will spend the next few months dissecting the candidates and the campaigns. The Republican Party ran a strong campaign with attractive candidates, while the Democrats did neither. Voter turnout was low, which often gives an advantage to Republicans. Then there is the economy. The Democrats seem to have forgotten…Read More

Category: Economy, Politics

Two Election Winners

Two Election Winners David R. Kotok, November 5, 2014       Two winners emerge after the election. One is the Gini coefficient. It measures the income divide of the population. It has been widening. Those at the top income level have improved their wealth. The middle income level has been eroding and is experiencing…Read More

Category: Investing, Politics, Think Tank

LOL: The American People Have Spoken !

Hat tip @JohnFugelsang

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Politics

Senator Vol Wins

Senator Vol Wins November 4, 2014 David R. Kotok       The winner of today’s election is volatility. In fact, “Senator Vol” had already won four months ago. Some quick bullets to consider: • US stock markets tend to rise after midterm elections. We expect new highs in stock prices in the United States…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank

Fill in the blank: Today’s midterm elections are about _____.

Fill in the blank: Today’s midterm elections are about _____. Most people won’t be able to answer that question. Obamacare? It’s the law of the land. Quantitative easing? Its over, and besides, Congress didn’t control that. Go down the list of hot button issues — ISIS, Ebola, voter ID laws, deficits, tax policy, immigration, abortion…Read More

Category: Politics

John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC

While midterm coverage is largely focused on the parts of Congress that do very little, vital (and bizarre) midterm elections are going unexamined. State legislators pass a lot of bills, and some of that efficiency is thanks to a group called ALEC that writes legislation for them. It’s as shady as it sounds!

 


 

via John Oliver, HBO

 

 

Category: Legal, Politics, Really, really bad calls, Video

Morgan the Fifth

Prophetic? “2012,” he shrilled, and then fell to cackling grotesquely. “That was the year Morgan the Fifth was appointed President of the United States by the Board of Magnates. It must have been one of the last coins minted, for the Scarlet Death came in 2013.” -Jack London, The Scarlet Plague   Enjoy your mid…Read More

Category: Politics

Economics Advances One Funeral at a Time . . .

Quantitative easing over. It is a good occasion to consider what we know about central bank intervention, when it is appropriate and when it isn’t. We have a century of broad and deep central bank history and data upon which to make our assessment. Yet we seem to ignore much of what has been learned…Read More

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

Exporting Corruption

From Transparency International: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, adopted in 1997, requires each signatory country to make foreign bribery a crime for which individuals and enterprises are responsible. The Convention is a key instrument for curbing the export of corruption globally because the 41 signatory countries are responsible for approximately two-thirds of world exports and almost…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Legal, Politics