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Should hedge funds be open to average investors?

The acting SEC chair says they should be allowed to play with the jet set in esoteric investment products

Would the GOP health care plan increase out-of-pocket costs?

Some experts worry that the American Health Care Act would mean bigger medical bills for consumers

Doug Noland: Discussions on the Fed Put

Market focus this week turned to troubled healthcare legislation, with the GOP Friday pulling the vote on the repeal of Obamacare. This “Republican Catastrophe” (Drudge ran with a Hindenburg photo) provided a timely reminder that Grand...Show More Summary

Health Care Reform Dead

Brian Maher reveals that Trump blames Paul Ryan for sidetracking his tax cut plan. But why? Also, say Goodbye to health care reform. At least for now... The post Health Care Reform Dead was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Conservatives better hope that wages and prices are sticky

(March 25, 2017 04:06 PM, by Scott Sumner) Macroeconomists are often lousy political philosophers. In previous posts I've discussed how macroeconomic views that are considered "liberal" or "conservative" actually have no obvious relationship to those political stances. For instance there's no obvious reason why "using monetary policy" (as... (0 COMMENTS)

It’s All Over Except the Shouting

David shows you why Trump’s economic agenda is “all over except the shouting.” And you can count on a lot of shouting in the days ahead. Read on... The post It’s All Over Except the Shouting was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Are You Listening?

The past week was full of Federal Reserve speeches, which, yeah, I wouldn’t blame you one bit if you tuned them out completely. But I listen to what they say, The post Are You Listening? was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

A Stock Market Crash Is More Likely as Interest Rates Rise

A stock market crash could be on the horizon as the Federal Reserve is moving forward with interest rate hikes. The post A Stock Market Crash Is More Likely as Interest Rates Rise was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

This Key Chinese Company Just Crashed – by Doing the Same Thing Sears Did

Chinese company Huishan Dairy crashed 85% in just under an hour Friday, devastating shareholders. The post This Key Chinese Company Just Crashed – by Doing the Same Thing Sears Did was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Gold Prices in 2017 Could Gain 12.1% as the Dollar Weakens

Gold prices in 2017 have been resilient recently, currently on track for another weekly gain. The post Gold Prices in 2017 Could Gain 12.1% as the Dollar Weakens was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money...

No, Paul, It Wasn’t Because of “Growing Pains”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace...

Home Again, and Hello Dante

The Mogambo Guru shows you why this investing stuff is easy... and pleasant!... The post Home Again, and Hello Dante was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

Feds say Trump hotel doesn't violate government lease

Ethics experts have questioned whether Trump violated the lease of the Trump International Hotel

Restless Judge Posner

(March 25, 2017 02:48 PM, by David Henderson) Probably the best-known current federal judge who is not a Supreme Court justice is Richard Posner. He has been a judge on the 7th Circuit since 1981. Posner is known for his judicial decisions, his crystal-clear writing style in... (0 COMMENTS)

Measuring Productivity Growth: No Longer So Live at Project Syndicate

[Measuring Productivity Growth][]: The world's population today is about 20 times richer than it was back during the long Agrarian Age from 7000 BC to 1500, during which limited resources, slow technological advance, and Malthusian pressures kept the overwhelming proportion of human populations at near-"subsistence"--incomes of less than $1.50 per...

Behind Domino's Pizza's recipe for success

In the last seven years, the company has outperformed Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, with its stock going from $9 a share to over $180 today

Weekend Reading: Tom Levenson: Why I Hate The NY Times, Part [n]

Weekend Reading: Tom Levenson: _[Why I Hate The NY Times, Part n][]_: "This paragraph [by Margot Sanger-Katz]... >>...There is most likely a middle way. Republican lawmakers might be comfortable with a system that shifts more of the costs of care onto people who are sick, if it makes the average...

New Health Care Plan: Open Source Drugs, Immigrant Doctors, and a Public Option

Now that the Republican health care plan has been sent to the dust bin of history, it’s worth thinking about how Obamacare can be improved. While the ACA was a huge step forward in extending insurance coverage, many of the complaints against the program are justified. Show More Summary

Reversible Simulations 

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder is irate that non-physicists use the hypothesis that we live in a computer simulation to intrude on the territory of physicists: The simulation hypothesis, as it’s called, enjoys a certain popularity among people who like to think … Continue reading ?

Schedule for Week of Mar 26, 2017

The key economic reports this week are the third estimate of Q4 GDP, Personal Income and Outlays for February, and the Case-Shiller house price index. ----- Monday, Mar 27th ----- 10:30 AM: Dallas Fed Survey of Manufacturing Activity for March. Show More Summary

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