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Spain at risk of a lost year

The country’s political parties still haven’t formed a government seven weeks after an inconclusive election. In the short term, it’s unlikely to have a big impact on the economy. But a prolonged stalemate could hurt confidence and sap momentum, as well as deter corporate deals.

In the US election, the economy trumps everything

Marco Rubio has taken control of the one subject with the biggest base in American politics.

Why African Americans Should Vote for Hillary Clinton

As Americans prepare for a changing of the presidential guard in 2016 several candidates continue to vie for the position from both sides of the political aisle. With an overwhelmingly divided country on the economy, foreign affairs,...Show More Summary

Why a Scandal Won’t Stop Abenomics

More Allegations that Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari accepted bribes from a construction company have sent shock waves through the country’s political class. Amari was a central player in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic-reform drive, known as Abenomics, and a key figure in the government’s bid to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an enormous trade…

Yes, we’re afraid we are this cynical

That the major concerns in economics – or perhaps we should say that major concerns in political economy – have changed in recent years is true to us. But we’re afraid that we are really rather cynical about why they have changed: I hear frequently that economics needs to change, and it has, at least […]

In New Hampshire, an Anxious Political Landscape as Voting Nears

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Though the state came through the recession in better shape than most, residents worry about the economy, and most of all, a heroin epidemic.

Rouhani invites U.S. firms to invest in Iran, but political instability poses high risks for investors

Iran has no problem with U.S. companies investing in its economy and creating joint ventures, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, and he called for foreign investment and diversification away from oil. The president said the lifting of sanctions last month under a nuclear deal with world powers would see foreign investment turn Iran into […]

The Four States That Have the Biggest Gun Industry Economies in America

From jobs to political contributions to ownership, the firearms sector spans the United States. We can’t truly address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States without taking a hard look at America’s deep-rooted economic dependence on the arms and ammunitions industry. Show More Summary

Vanuatu election outcome: Can a new coalition government kick-start the economy?

The past year has tested Vanuatu’s economic and political resilience. Following the devastation wreaked by Category 5 Cyclone Pam in the island archipelago in March, economic recovery was elusive and made harder by months of political instability and constitutional uncertainty. Show More Summary

Kleinbard Presents The New Political Economy Of Capital Income Taxation Today At UC-Irvine

Edward Kleinbard (USC) presents The New Political Economy of Capital Income Taxation at UC-Irvine today as part of its Tax Law and Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Omri Marian: The standard view in the U.S. tax law academy remains that capital income taxation is both a poor idea in theory...

Imagining Stalin's Plot to Exile the Jews

Even at the height of summer, Moscow would have been a pretty forbidding place in the early nineteen-fifties. Joseph Stalin’s dictatorship continued to fill the gulag with its political enemies, real and imagined. The economy had yet to recover from its wartime privations, with shortages of basic consumer goods, including housing. Show More Summary

In Praise of Unrealistic Ideas

The core blockage of American politics today is that nothing in mainstream debate is radical enough to fix what's broken in the economy. Today, the vast majority of Americans are being left far behind a halting economic recovery. The...Show More Summary

Thailand’s ‘child angels’ | The Wider Image

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

A craze for lifelike dolls thought to bring good luck is sweeping Thailand, reflecting widespread anxiety as the economy struggles and political uncertainty persists nearly two years after a coup.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Clinton Emails; Growing Divide in U.S. Economy; Top Stories of the Week

The latest on election 2016, Hillary Clinton's emails at the State Department, and more of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation and defense.

JOEL KOTKIN: The Politics Of The Next Recession: How A Bust Could Impact The 2016 Elections. “How …

JOEL KOTKIN: The Politics Of The Next Recession: How A Bust Could Impact The 2016 Elections. “How the public perceives the economy will have a major impact on this year’s elections. That most are already discouraged cannot be denied; the negative sentiment has propelled the rise of such seemingly marginal political figures as Donald Trump […]

Japan's Top TPP Negotiator Resigns After It's Alleged He Accepted Bribes

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over in Japan, there's been a big political scandal brewing over the last few days, leading the country's economy minister Akira Amari to resign amid charges that he received significant bribes from a construction company. What makes...Show More Summary

Duke Summer Institute on the History of Economics

From my inbox, from Bruce Caldwell: The Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University will be hosting another Summer Institute on the History of Economics this summer, May 29-June 17. The three week program is sponsored...Show More Summary

Free Trade is the Kiss of Death for Our Economy

Free trade is the kiss of death for our economy. Patrick Kellen over at EconomyInCrisis.org says, "If an enemy was seeking to hire someone to destroy America he might have hired the political leaders who created” (free trade agreements).

Akira Amari, Japan’s Economy Minister, Resigns Amid Scandal

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The resignation came after allegations that he took money from the head of a construction company in exchange for political favors.

10 Ways to Save Puerto Rico's Economy

When competing with global headlines, which are keeping many a policymaker awake at night, Puerto Rico can hardly hold attention for very long -- especially in a politically gridlocked Washington obsessed with point scoring and jockeying for the White House. Show More Summary

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