Judging Rummy

I am utterly perplexed why this happened NOW instead of 2 months ago — at least from a political perspective.

The WSJ polled readers, asking:  How would you grade Rumsfeld’s performance as defense secretary?


The amazing thing is that 23% of those polled gave Rumsfeld  an "A" or a "B." I guess all that talk about personal responsiblility was just so much more ideological bullshit . . .

Category: Politics, Psychology, War/Defense

US Treasury Dept Usurping Fed, Fueling Markets

Category: Data Analysis, Politics

Blogger’s Take: The US Elections

Category: Blog Spotlight, Economy, Politics

1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators

1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators Chart locations are an approximate indication only 1. “We will not have any more crashes in our time.” – John Maynard Keynes in 1927 [NB: The authenticity of this one is a little suspect] 2. “I cannot help but raise a dissenting voice to statements that we are living in…Read More

Category: Financial Press, Markets, Psychology


Category: Weblogs

Election Post-Mortem

Category: Economy, Markets, Politics

Blog Spotlight: New Economist

Category: Blog Spotlight

Now Blogging: The Economist

Category: Financial Press, Weblogs

Election Day (finally!)

Category: RR&A

Fed Official Says Bad Data Helped Fuel Rate Cuts, Housing Speculation

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation