I must say, this is absolutely fascinating: "It wasn’t a primary. It was hell among the yearlings and the Charge of the Light Brigade and Saturday night in the back room of Casey’s Saloon rolled into one, and when the smoke cleared away not a picture still hung on the walls... Show More Summary
So we’ve decided to build twelve submarines in Adelaide, a decision which: contradicts the only idea that economists unanimously endorse — free trade; ignores opportunity cost i.e what else might be done with $50 billion of labour, capital...Show More Summary
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises. It was the first visit for Biden, the White House’s point person on Iraq, since U.S. forces […]
Here is President Obama, in the course of defending his economic performance: If we can’t puncture some of the mythology around austerity, politics or tax cuts or the mythology that’s been built up around the Reagan revolution, where...Show More Summary
Russia is preparing proposals on boosting cooperation with China in all fields, including political and economic, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.
Andrew Ross Sorkin presented a confused account of the state of the economy and economic policy under President Obama. The account repeats many self-serving comments from Obama without comment and offers little useful context to readers. The...Show More Summary
THE WORLD THAT RESIDES OUTSIDE OF THE "COLONIZER'S BOXCAR" (Social Media) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES If one day everyone was to turn off "VH1", "Bravo" and "Lifetime" And Instead Invested Their Time Into "Bloomberg", "CNBC", "Fox Business"...Show More Summary
By Steven Kelly, University of Wisconsin. Contributor at the International Political Economy Hub blog. At the height of the euro crisis in 2012, it took the now-famous promise of European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi to do "whatever it takes to preserve the euro" to calm eurozone (EZ) government bond markets. Show More Summary
The difficult process of transitioning to a renewable resource-based economy requires us to ask: how does political, economic and social change happen? To answer that question it's helpful to look at the changes we have seen over the past century and also ask: how did they happen?
Amid a volatile political environment, Democrats have forfeited a big lead as the party seen best able to deal with the economy.
Elizabeth C. Economy Security, And the stakes for America are big. In late April, I spent several days in Taiwan as part of a Council on Foreign Relations delegation. We met with a wide range of officials from the major political parties,...Show More Summary
Beijing leaders are engaged in intense personal struggle, which is paralyzing economic decision-making.
U.S. President Barack Obama is set to visit Hanover, Germany on Sunday to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine. It will be the last stop on a six-day foreign journey where Obama has […]
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California politics updates: Women's caucus leaders ask Hernandez to take leave, Gov. Jerry Brown moving out of Oakland April 21 2016, 11:11 AM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:The leaders of the California...
(April 21, 2016 12:04 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Public choice (also known as political economy) is applying economics to politics. Behavioral economics is applying psychology to economics. What happens when you do both at the same time, creating a "behavioral public choice"? Gary Lucas and Slavisa Tasic's "Behavioral... (1 COMMENTS)
California politics updates: Governor signs Exide cleanup bill, Annette Bening testifies at state Capitol April 20 2016, 6:06 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:Actress Annette Bening was at the state...
Below are 7 sample essay questions, some with multiple parts. The actual exam will present you with 4 of these questions. You will be asked to answer your choice of 3, longhand, in exam booklets. You will be allowed to … Continue reading ? The post My Political Economy of Development exam for SIPA Master’s students appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Here’s Paul Krugman: Brad DeLong asks why monetarism — broadly defined as the view that monetary policy can and should be used to stabilize economies — has more or less disappeared from the scene, both intellectually and politically. That’s not just a description of monetarism; it also describes New Keynesianism, as DeLong pointed out in […]
The political fallout from a Brexit — Britain leaving the European Union — could have more significant repercussions than any impact to the economy. That's according to Simon Wells and his team at HSBC who released a report saying that while "a UK vote to leave the EU could dampen European economic activity... Show More Summary