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Trends and Cycles in China's Macroeconomy

A presentation at the 30th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics: Also, a brief interview with Tao Zha: [Source]

Immaculate Recovery

The market staged an instant recovery on Friday after a perfect touch of support trendlines. Here’s what it means. Click here to download complete report in pdf format (Professional Edition Subscribers). Try the Professional Edition risk free for thirty days. If, within that time, you don’t find the information useful, I will give you a…

Why This Euro Rebound Won’t Stop Euro-Dollar Parity

Euro-dollar parity is still coming. Don’t be fooled by this sudden rebound.

Schedule for Week of May 3, 2015

The key report this week is the April employment report on Friday.Other key indicators include the March Trade Deficit on Tuesday, and the April ISM non-manufacturing index also on Tuesday. ----- Monday, May 4th ----- Early: the LPS March Mortgage Monitor report. Show More Summary

NYT Does Serious Editorializing for TPP in News Section

A NYT piece analyzing White House efforts to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) began with the sentence: "When President Obama defends the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a far-reaching agreement to tear down trade barriers betweenShow More Summary

YOU MUST TAKE ACTION NOWThe heinous Trans Pacific Partnership is...

YOU MUST TAKE ACTION NOW The heinous Trans Pacific Partnership is now moving in Congress. It’s not really about trade – most tariffs are now low – but about making the world safer for global corporations. It allows big global corporations to sue countries for health, safety, environmental, and labor protections that reduce corporate profits. Show More Summary

MoneyWatch: Ford expands recall; Ruling in cheap airfare lawsuit

Ford is expanding a recall to fix door latches that can unlatch while cars are in motion. Also, one judge just made it easier to find cheap airfares online. Karina Mitchell reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.

Weekend Reading: Kenneth Rogoff (1998): Comment on Paul Krugman: It's Baaack: Japan's Slump and the Return of the Liquidity Trap

Kenneth Rogoff (1998): [Comment on Paul Krugman: It's Baaack: Japan's Slump and the Return of the Liquidity Trap](http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/projects/bpea/1998 2/1998b_bpea_krugman_dominquez_rogoff.pdf): "This is a truly inspired paper... Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: Francis Fukuyama (2006): After Neoconservatism

Francis Fukuyama (2006): [After Neoconservatism](http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/magazine/neo.html?pagewanted=all): "How did the neoconservatives end up overreaching to such an extent that they risk undermining their own goals?... >...Four common... Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: May 2, 1945: The German Army Starts to Surrender

James Magellas: [All the Way to Berlin](http://ww2today.com/): >The forward element of the 3rd Battalion, H Company, set up a road-block on one of the roads leading into the division sector to disarm the surrendering Germans. >On that...Show More Summary

Would you vote for Tyrion Lannister?

(May 2, 2015 06:17 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) On the Liberty and Law blog, Mike Rappaport has an interesting post on the politics of Game of Thrones. I got caught up in Game of Thrones by the HBO TV series, which is marvellously engaging. Then I started to... (0 COMMENTS)

Fast Track/TPP: The Death of National Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy

How the TPP, if passed and implemented, would create profound governance changes in the United States without benefit of the constitutional amendments that would normally be required to accomplish such changes.

Angela Merkel’s NSA Nightmare Just Got A Lot Worse

Angela Merkel could be in serious trouble, after revelations that Germany’s national intelligence agency, the BND, has been spying on key European assets on behalf of US intelligence.

Making Japan a place where women can shine

In order to achieve sustainable growth, Japan should make an efficient use of its labour force. However, female labour force participation and the share of women in leading positions in Japan remain low. This column investigates the impact of board diversity on firms’ innovative activity using Japanese firm-level data. Show More Summary

A Hill Street Blues Financial World——-Be Careful, Its Dangerous Out There

We heard from several central banks in the last few days, and what they had to say was just one more reminder that we are in a Hill Street Blues financial world. So, hey, let’s be careful out there—-and then some! The Fed’s policy statement Wednesday, for example, was mainly just another trite economic weather report which could…

America Is a Horror Show

This is from earlier this year. If you have not yet viewed this episode, it is worth taking the time to do so.

Manufacturing’s Surprising Productivity Leaders and Laggards

There’s been so much headline economic news this week that some other indicators that also deserve attention have been neglected

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