Posts filed under “Think Tank”

Category: Federal Reserve, Think Tank

When and how should the Fed exit?

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Sugar?

Sugar? David R. Kotok September 6, 2014   We have been thinking about the healthcare crisis, underfunding of long-term healthcare liabilities, Obamacare controversies, and lack of solutions from a fiscal and regulatory standpoint. This morning on CNN, Michael Smerconish discussed Sarah Palin’s “death panel” label for end of life counseling, Medicare funding and he noted…Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Think Tank

U.S. & Allies: Many Contacts with Bin Laden + Hijackers Pre 9/11

The U.S. and Its Allies Had Contact with Bin Laden and the 9/11 Hijackers Many Times Before 9/11, Including a Direct Contact with Bin Laden by an FBI Resource In 1993 The report that the FBI had a human resource in direct contact with Bin Laden in 1993 – and covered it up and hid…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Kiron Sarkar’s Weekly Report 6th September 2014

Mr Draghi has come to the rescue yet again. The cut in all of the ECB’s policy rates by 10 bps, combined with an asset backed securities (ABS) and covered bond purchase programme, was more than the market expected. The decision was agreed by a “comfortable majority”. Mr Draghi confirmed that whilst the ECB did…Read More

Category: Markets, Think Tank

The Value of a College Degree

The Value of a College Degree Jaison R. Abel and Richard Deitz Liberty Street Economics, September 02, 2014     This post is the first in a series of four Liberty Street Economics posts examining the value of a college degree. Not so long ago, people rarely questioned the value of a college degree. A…Read More

Category: Investing, Think Tank

Secret Playbook of Internet Trolls

Pleased to meet you Hope you guess my name What’s confusing you Is the nature of my game – The Rolling Stones What’s Confusing You Is the Nature of Their Game   The reason that Internet trolls are effective is that people still don’t understand their game. There are 15 commonly-used trolling tactics to disrupt,…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech

The Nude Picture Scandal

How dumb can you be? Excoriate Perez Hilton, come down on 4chan, but what I want to know is why these celebrities have nude photos on their phones to begin with? Maybe I grew up in the dark ages, when you had to go to the porn shop to buy European magazines to see naked…Read More

Category: Think Tank, Web/Tech, Weekend

Prospects for Asia and the Global Economy

Prospects for Asia and the Global Economy:
 Conference Summary Reuven Glick and Mark M. Spiegel FRBSF 2014-26     A new volume, Prospects for Asia and the Global Economy, summarizes the 2013 Asia Economic Policy Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Center for Pacific Basin Studies. The conference focused on challenges…Read More

Category: Think Tank

Mass Surveillance Violates U.S. Law

UN High Commissioner: Mass Surveillance Violates International Law … and Snowden Should NOT Be Prosecuted Despite the fancy footwork of government lawyers, mass surveillance undoubtedly violates the U.S. Constitution.   See this, this and this. After all: Mass spying by the NSA violates our freedom of association It violates our Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search…Read More

Category: Think Tank, War/Defense