Posts filed under “Politics”

China’s Market and Policy Timeline

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Source: Bloomberg

Category: Markets, Politics

Bad Lip Reading: First Republican Debate


Category: Humor, Politics, Video

How to Game Google

Since today is the 11th anniversary of first-day trading in Google shares after its initial public offering, I wanted to bring to your attention a recent bit of gamesmanship that has been taking place with its search function. Google rose to its position of authority and influence because it invented a better way to navigate…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income, Web/Tech

Truth in Politics

Category: Humor, 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