Price for life-saving EpiPens has gone up by nearly 500 percent since 2009, and former head of Turing Pharmaceuticals Martin Shkreli? shares his take
Yesterday I began to show why now is not the best time in history to invest in real estate, rebutting a column posted August 22 at Dow Jones Marketwatch. In fact, the headline This is the best time in history to invest in real estate...Show More Summary
David Halpern at Bank Underground: It’s time to bring more realistic models of human behaviour into economic policy and regulation: The Centre for Central Banking Studies recently hosted their annual Chief Economists Workshop, whose theme was “What can policymakers learn...
Behold: cheese mountains. No longer mere tasty figments of your most sumptuous daydreams, giant stockpiles of cheese have been amassing all over the country for months. And now, the U.S. government is going to buy them. According to a press release from the U.S. Show More Summary
Note: I'm in New York and posting will not be frequent (too much to do and see).Thanks to Joe Weisenthal for having me on Bloomberg's WDYM. And Barry Ritholtz on his MIB radio and podcast.Wednesday:At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers...Show More Summary
George Washington: _[General Orders]_: [General Orders]: http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-16-02-0397 >Parole Framingham—C. Signs Fez—France. >Brigade returns of all the horses in each Regiment and by whom kept to be made out immediately and delivered in to the orderly Office by 12 ôClock tomorrow. Show More Summary
Eleanor Roosevelt: _[My Day]_: [My Day]: https://www.gwu.edu/~erpapers/myday/displaydoc.cfm?_y=1946&_f=md000425 >NEW YORK, Thursday--None of us can help being worried and indignant over the shooting down of two of our unarmed transport planes which had wandered over the Yugoslav border. Conceding that there may be some hidden reason why our planes are forbidden to...
Wikipedia: _[Battle of Rhode Island]_: [Battle of Rhode Island]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rhode_Island >Since d'Estaing's fleet outnumbered Howe's, the French admiral, fearful that Howe would be further reinforced and eventually gain a numerical advantage, reboarded the French troops, and sailed out to do battle with Howe on August 10. As the two fleets...
George C. Marshall: _[To Colonel Marshall S. Carter]_: >August 21, 1946 Radio No. GOLD 1360. [Nanking, China] >Secret, Eyes Alone >Reference your WAR-97857.1 My view is as follows: situation critical in the extreme, small prospect for early termination of hostilities agreement—therefore likelihood great of spread of fighting into Jehol Province...
Wall Street's advance follows a large increase in sales of new homes, with builders in particular getting a lift
Arkansas court accused of generating millions in revenue by illegally locking up people for failing to pay their debts
New home sales surprised most analysts this morning. The post Surprise! New Home Sales Surge 12.37% To 654k SAAR, Back To 1995 Levels was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Here is an indicator that I'm following that appears to be a leading indicator for industrial production.From the American Chemistry Council: Chemical Activity Barometer Suggests Accelerated Business Activity; Notches Sixth Consecutive...Show More Summary
Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. This is an extended version of a column that appeared at Project Syndicate. Among the many ways in which this year’s US presidential election campaign […]
Today's Water Cooler: USTR owie, Clinton's price for access, "Our Revolution" startup problems, Trump in striking distance, housing, Walmart
Millennials are in the mood to buy, and homebuilders are starting to produce more of the starter houses they demand.
Is our international institutions learning? Apparently not.
Brad Setser: IMF Cannot Quit Fiscal Consolidation (in Asian Surplus Countries): In theory, the IMF now wants current account surplus countries to rely more heavily on fiscal stimulus and less on monetary stimulus. This shift makes sense in a world...
(August 23, 2016 03:38 PM, by David Henderson) "We're Hiring Economics Writers," says the headline of a post at the web site FiveThirtyEight. Good for them. Then they write: This is a part-time staff position (up to 29 hours per week) and does not offer benefits. Any idea... (0 COMMENTS)
Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org): Must-Reads: Kavya Vaghul: _[A fresh look at the wage gap on African American women’s Equal Pay Day - Equitable Growth]_ Kavya Vaghul et al.: _[Interactive: Comparing wages within and across demographic groups in the United States - Equitable Growth]_ Heather Boushey: _[U.S. economic...