Posts filed under “Politics”

Nomura: Ukrainian Political Uncertainty

FT Alphaville has this awesome flowchart of Nomura’s analysis of Ukrainian political uncertainty, brilliantly titled Bank flowchart + geopolitics = acid trip.

 

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Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

60 Years of Budget Deficits in One Chart

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

10 Reasons Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

What your candy says about your politics

Source: GovBeat

Category: Digital Media, Politics

The Shadow Lobbying Complex

click for ginormous graphic Source: The Nation

Category: Crony Capitalists, Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Twitter: Even More Polarized Than You Imagined

Source: Quartz

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Technology

Government Space Programs

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Science, Taxes and Policy, Technology, Travel

Applause for Debt-Ceiling Courage

Applause for Debt-Ceiling Courage David R. Kotok February 18, 2014     Two good things happened in Washington, DC. One received mass media fanfare, while the other escaped the radar. They are linked. Twenty-eight Republican members of the House of Representatives, including Speaker John Boehner, voted for a clean debt-ceiling increase. Those 28 Republicans were…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank

Creationism in Public Schools Mapped

Source: Slate

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience

Your Ideology Is Killing Your Portfolio

“It’s going to blow up the deficit, won’t create any jobs and will cause all sorts of other problems.” A hedge-fund manager was lecturing me about the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, better known as the Bush tax cuts. I had been suggesting that this fund close its short positions on…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls