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TV Club: Selfie: “Perestroika”

“Perestroika” refers to the economic restructuring toward the end of the Soviet Union, its thawing toward the West. Both parts happen in Selfie’s “Perestroika.” Eliza thaws toward Henry in preparation for her 1991 transition into ostensibly republican government, and Henry restructures her capital and finances. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Tells WTTG Cosby ‘Probably Guilty’

Donald Trump was on FOX owned Washington, D.C. station WTTG last night. That sentence by itself automatically comes wrapped with the subtext, “and he gave his opinion on things.” Last night, after he told the Economic Club he was “very...Show More Summary

Trump: ‘This Country Doesn’t Need Another Bush’

If Jeb Bush is in, does that mean Trump is, too? Donald Trump charmed hundreds of suits Monday night at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Washington. It was the “Winter Dinner” for The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Wearing a dark suit, one of his own Trump-branded blue striped ties and the infamous bird’s nest [...]

Robert De Niro Plans to Reopen the Gates of the Former K Club Resort in Barbuda

2 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Actor/writer/director/Nobu hotelier Robert De Niro just got a new title--and a great big thank you-- from the government of Antigua and Barbuda. Prime Minister Gaston Browne has pronounced De Niro ?special economic envoy? to the two-island Caribbean country for his commitment to reviving the ailing K Club Resort on Barbuda.

"Reformed" or Not, Corporate Handouts in Trade Agreements Are as Dangerous as Ever (Transport & Environment and Sierra Club)

This blog post was co-writen by Cecile Toubeau, Policy Officer at Transport & Environment. Two proposed trade deals -- the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Trade and Economic Agreement (CETA), and the United States-European UnionShow More Summary

London School of Economics Disbands Rugby Team Following Homophobic Display

3 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

3 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

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