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A Few Scattered Notes, Observations, and Examples of Graphs and Diagrams in Teaching and Doing Economics/The Honest Broker

Perhaps starting a broader conversation... Paul Krugman: [In Defense of Funny Diagrams]( "Brad DeLong asks a question about which of the various funny diagrams economists love... Show More Summary

In Brazil, Carnival-goers won't let Zika or economic woes ruin the party

1 hour agoHealth : Booster Shots

It’s been a rough year for Andreza Souza’s home-based clothing business. She had to stretch her finances to make the trip from the Amazonian city of Belem to Rio de Janeiro, paying for a plane ticket on an installment plan. But as the sun set over Copacabana beach, and drummers roused thousands...

Koch Brothers' Propaganda Pushes Economic Pain on All But the Very Rich

Campaign finance reform is a hot topic this election, and the Kochs' ideology is a threat to that progressive turn. Last week, Steve Inskeep of NPR’s “Morning Edition” sat down with Charles Koch, co-owner and CEO of Koch Industries and...Show More Summary

Greek Prime Minister to Visit Iran to Boost Political, Economic Ties

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will arrive in Tehran on Sunday in order to strengthen political and economic ties with Iran, including in the energy field.

What are China's Long Term Economic Growth Prospects?

China’s diminished growth prospects have figured prominently in recent commentaries about global economic conditions and world stock markets (e.g. Frankel 2016). The general view, with which I concur, is that China will grow in the future at a much slower rate than it has in recent decades. Show More Summary


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: PUERTO RICO ATTEMPTS TO PLUNDER WASHINGTON. “The economic giveaways and corrupt political cronyism allowed Puerto Rico to live beyond its means for decades. But the day of reckoning has finally arrived and Puerto Rico’s booty has been squandered. As viewed from the economic crow’s nest, financial ruin lays ahead…Puerto Rico has […]

Political Suicide: Kiev Risks Losing Western Support

Ukraine is on the verge of political suicide, Germany-based expert Joerg Forbrig warns, stating that the country's much disputed political and economic reforms have eventually come up against a brick wall.

Saturday assorted links

1. Installment #2 in the Caplan symposium on ancestry and long-term economic growth. 2. The economics of Indian beef bans. 3. Applying computer science to game theory. 4. Jason Furman defends the Cadillac Tax. 5. Dirk Nowitzki responds to Kareem’s charge that he is a “one-trick pony.” The post Saturday assorted links appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama….

FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMED: America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama.

Collapse of Oil Prices IS the Economic Boom: New at Reason

8 hours agoNews : Reason

"A nation's wealth," Warren Brookes once wrote, "has far more to do with people than with the territory." John Tamny explains what that means about falling oil prices: An economy is not a blob. It's just a collection of individuals.Show More Summary

Robber Barons: Honest Broker/Hoisted from 1998

J. Bradford DeLong (1998): Robber Barons: First draft October 13, 1997; second draft January 1, 1998. ---- I. Introduction 'Robber Barons': that was what U.S. political and economic commentator Matthew Josephson (1934) called the economic princes of his own day. Show More Summary

Gotland Wants Russian Investment to Boost Economy, Then Warns Of ‘Invasion’

The residents of the Swedish island of Gotland need to get their priorities straight and stop flirting with Russia by asking for economic aid for the economic development of the island, Swedish journalist Hain Rebas wrote for Svenska Dagbladet.

Airbnb Having Big Economic Impact On Super Bowl 50

Are you ready for some football! Super Bowl 50 will be played on Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium in California with the Denver Broncos going up against the Carolina Panthers. While the game is taking place in the home of the San...Show More Summary

MiB: Ethan Harris, BAML

In our latest Masters in Business podcast, we speak with Bank america Merrill Lynch’s co-head of global economic research, Ethan Harris. Harris is a history buff, as well as an expert on interest rates and monetary policy. He began his career as a researcher at the NY Fed, eventually rising to chief economist at Lehman Brothers. Show More Summary

An Arab billionaire shares his explosive views on Obama, Iran, ISIS, and what falling oil prices will do to the Middle East

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, we interviewed an Egypt-based Arab billionaire investor. This is the second year in a row we spoke with this investor. Last year, the investor agreed to answer our questions, but only if we redacted his name and only refer to him as an "Arab" investor and billionaire. Show More Summary

These 9 charts tell the definitive story of the US labor market

The US labor market does not indicate that economic activity is about to collapse. On Friday, the January jobs report showed that the unemployment rate fell to 4.9%, the lowest since February 2008, while the economy added 151,000 jobs. We...Show More Summary

Schedule for Week of February 7, 2016

The key economic report this week is January retail sales on Friday.The focus will be on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Semiannual Monetary Policy testimony to the Congress. ----- Monday, February 8th ----- 10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI). Show More Summary

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