Posts filed under “Politics”

Historical Presidential Cycle Pattern – 1928 through 2012


Source: BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Bloomberg

 

 

Bank of America Merrill Lynch took a look at the presidential-election cycle and found that, on average, the second year is rather weak. Continues here

Category: Cycles, Markets, Politics

The Fiscal Cliff and the Dynamics of Income

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy, Think Tank, Wages & Income

Military Waste and Fraud Are the Main Cause of Our Problems

“$8.5 TRILLION In Taxpayer Money Doled Out By Congress To The Pentagon Since 1996 … Has NEVER Been Accounted For” We’ve repeatedly documented that military waste and fraud are the core problems with the U.S. economy. For example, we’ve noted that we wouldn’t be in this crisis of hitting the debt ceiling in the first…Read More

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

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.   click for ginormous graphic

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