Posts filed under “Politics”

Spitzer’s Attempted Comeback

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Source: FT Alphaville

Category: Politics, Video

Congress is Less Popular than Lice, Colonoscopies or Nickelback

I Tweeted this the other day, but decided it needed to be on the blog: Click to enlarge Source: Wonkblog

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Discuss: Biggest Lobbying Spenders in the U.S.

Click to enlarge Source: NYT

Category: Digital Media, Politics

Liberals Skewer Obama Administration

Liberals are starting to wake up to the fact that the Obama administration is betraying the principals of justice and economic fairness. Here’s the front page of the Huffington Post tonight (each phrase at the website is linked to a separate article exposing Holder’s corruption and incompetence): Jon Stewart lambasted the Obama administration for failing…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank

A brief reminder: Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane since Katrina. It caused 285 total fatalities and was the second-costliest hurricane in United States history. During the immediate aftermath of this act of Nature, these 2 dimwits were among many who decided to use the disaster as a political platform. They voted…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science

Can two senators end ‘too big to fail’?

Can two senators end ‘too big to fail’? Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, May 10 2013     Last month, an unlikely pair of senators — Sherrod Brown, an Ohio Democrat, and David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican — introduced a non-binding resolution calling for the end of the implicit subsidies that “too big to fail” (TBTF)…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Politics

Does Dodd-Frank Act Enshrine TBTF Bailouts?

Rosner Testimony on Title II – 05/14/2013

Category: Bailouts, Politics

ROI of Corporate Lobbying

click for ginormous graphic Source: United Republic   Hat tip Fabius Maximus

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

Blame Politicos, Not Reinhart & Rogoff

  “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” -William James   Reinhart and Rogoff are being blamed for the damaging, widespread adaption of post-crisis austerity programs in Europe and in the United States. This reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of how political decision get made. Regardless of what…Read More

Category: Economy, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Oh, No! 2013 Fiscal Cliff Could Crush Stocks!

Is there a more reliable fade than Donald Luskin? Exactly one year ago this week (May 4, 2012), Luskin exhorted WSJ readers to dump equities because The 2013 Fiscal Cliff Could Crush Stocks. “Do the math on dividend taxes” he advised, warning that dividend yields would be lower, and stock prices would be considerably lower…Read More

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