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London School of Economics Disbands Rugby Team Following Homophobic Display

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The London School of Economics has disbanded its men’s rugby club following the digital publication of a misogynistic, homophobic leaflet that the team passed out during a fair welcoming this semester’s fall freshman. The incendiary flyers triggered swift backlash from...

The Canadians are coming

Hugh MacDiarmid, the Chairman of the Board for Terrestrial Energy, Inc., gave a talk to the Economic Club of Canada on September 24, 2014. That talk included a brief description of TEI’s integral molten salt reactor technology, but most...Show More Summary

Wednesday Morning Splash

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What’s Happening — NGSA Natural Gas Outlook at the National Press Club, 9:30 a.m. — The Economics of Net Neutrality at the Cato Institute, noon — “The Boomer List” Opening Celebration at the Newseum, 6:30 p.m. The Revolving Door Know...Show More Summary

JIM WEBB looking more serious about challenging Hillary Clinton. In his speech last week at the N…

JIM WEBB looking more serious about challenging Hillary Clinton. In his speech last week at the National Press Club, Webb spoke to what he believes is a sense of economic dread and war weariness in the electorate. “It’s rare when the economy crashes at the same time we are at war,” he said. “The centrifugal […]

Has Grover Norquist Ever Been To A Strip Club?

With incumbent Republican Governor Sam Brownback down in the polls to Paul Davis because of his awful economic policies for the state of Kansas (Brownbackistan), there needed to be a hail Mary story to hopefully pull him back on topShow More Summary

The Exclusive Club or Else: The Branding of Feminism

Feminism by definition is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. The advocacy of women's rights or economic and social movement is not owned by the political left and many are surprised by that. Different branding of feminism creates a conflict where factions advocate for their own definitions of social equality. Show More Summary

Daily State Of The Markets: The Bears Can't Be Too Happy Right About Now

By David Moenning: As a card-carrying member of the glass-is-at-least-half-full stock market club, I will have to admit that my bias is to lean bullish when evaluating the market/economic landscape. I learned in the mid-1990s that it was a dumb idea to stay negative on the U.S. Show More Summary

Bobby Sox Brigade: 1942

July 1942. "East Montpelier, Vermont. Marilyn Ormsbee, in striped dress (last seen here), is president of her 4-H Club, the Montpelier Center Girls, where she learns how to sew and cook economically and well." Medium format negative by Fritz Henle for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Book Review: The Secret Club That Runs The World

By David Merkel: This is a very good book; I learned a lot as I read it, and you will too. In this book, Kate Kelly takes on the economic sector of commodities. This involves production, distribution, trading, hedging, and ultimate use. Show More Summary

Another Step Forward For Electronic Bond Trading

ByStephen Percoco: In a speech before the Economic Club of New York on Friday, June 20, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said that the Commission is looking into ways to apply more technology to the fixed income market to enhance benefits (presumably for investors). Show More Summary

AT&T Chief Talks Growth in Washington

Randall Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, appeared the Economic Club of Washington, DC, today to talk about the keyRead the Rest...

Rick Perry In San Francisco

[guest post by Dana] In San Francisco yesterday, Rick Perry spoke to the Commonwealth Club of California. He discussed states rights, economic and social policies, as well as climate change and fraking. Perry argued the federal government should give up much of its policy-making power, letting states chart their own courses on issues ranging from […]

D.C. Council is poised to levy sales tax on gyms, yoga and more

Four years ago, amid an economic battering that sapped traditional sources of revenue, the D.C. Council briefly floated expanding the sales tax to a list of previously untaxed services. Among them were gyms and health clubs — including yoga studios — giving the proposal a catchy shorthand: the “yoga tax.” People hated the yoga tax — at least, […]

Karen Lewis - Economic Genius

Yes, we're being sarcastic: The head of the Chicago Teachers Union is touting a tax on stock trades and other transactions to help close a pension gap without cutting benefits for retired teachers. She told the City Club of Chicago a...Show More Summary

Tuesday Humor: QE Was For "The Man On The Street" Says Chairman Emeritus Bernanke

The proud recipient of today's $250,000 invoice for propaganda rendered by Ben Bernanke will be the Economic Club of Canada... BERNANKE: FED ACTIONS DIDN'T FAVOR WALL STREET OVER MAIN STREET Bernanke Says US Economy Is Heading Towards...Show More Summary

Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery

Monetary Policy and the Economic Recovery Chair Janet L. Yellen At the Economic Club of New York, New York, New York April 16, 2014       Nearly five years into the expansion that began after the financial crisis and the Great Recession, the recovery has come a long way. More than 8 million jobs...Read More

7 Crazy Ideas Janet Yellen Did Not Mention, but Waiting in the Wings

In her speech at the New York Economic Club on Wednesday, Janet Yellen said it is “quite plausible” the economy will reach full employment in a couple years with just the right amount of inflation, which to her mind means two percent a year. Show More Summary

What Janet Yellen Didn’t Say: The B-Word

7 months agoNews : News Desk

Appearing at a luncheon of the Economic Club of New York on Wednesday, Janet Yellen, the new head of the Federal Reserve, gave her first big speech on monetary policy, and, in some ways, a fine address it was. Yellen reiterated thatShow More Summary

Janet Yellen's 3 questions for the economy

Today, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered a speech on the economy and monetary policy at the Economic Club of New York, offering attendees a chance to quiz the first female Fed chair on the state of the economy and what the central bank will do next. Show More Summary

With 103 Mentions Of "Weather", It Is Time To Rename The 'Beige Book' To The 'Weather Book'

While overall the beige book was an absolute snoozer, almost as boring as Yellen's earlier appearance at the economic club of New York, and its core message were quite bullish, namely that: EIGHT OF 12 FED DISTRICTS SAY GROWTH `MODEST OR MODERATE' FED SAYS ECONOMIC GROWTH `INCREASED IN MOST REGIONS' OF U.S. Show More Summary

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