Posts filed under “Politics”

Why is the United States in a Constant State of Emergency?

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Source: WonkBlog

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

Reassessing the Effects of Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Reassessing the Effects of Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits Pedro S. Amaral and Jessica Ice To deal with the high level of unemployment during the Great Recession, lawmakers extended the availability of unemployment benefits—all the way to 99 weeks in the states where unemployment was highest. A recent study has found that the extensions served to…Read More

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Politics, Taxes and Policy

China’s Transition: Third Plenum Objectives

Source: China’s Transition: The Third Plenum — One Year On, Bloomberg Brief

Category: Economy, Politics


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