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W. Arthur Lewis and the tradeoffs of economics and economists

Political economy discourses in areas such as the nature of market failure, the case for government intervention on grounds of efficiency and equity, and the interplay between economic and political forces have run for generations. This...Show More Summary

Congress, America, Innocence, War, Peace, Your Cat At Stake In GA-6

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Like what you read below? Sign up for HUFFPOST HILL and get a cheeky dose of political news every evening! Senate Republicans want to hold a preemptive vote to raise the debt ceiling, though destroying the global economy sure would be a way to avoid a sophomore slump after taking everyone’s health care away. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: At the risk of sounding like an environmental economist, I'm a fan of Sousa marches

What the hell does Jerry Hausman have against Sousa? From The History of Political Economy article on Exxon's approach to criticizing contingent valuation,, mentioned in this very blog (a Top 100 Economics Blog) yesterday: "Some years after the [Cambridge symposium on Contingent Valuation], [Contingent Valuation critic and all around good...

Trump under the mistaken impression that the economy will save him

Donald Trump seems to think he can use a decent economy as a political life-preserver. He's mistaken.

How Your Local Economy Impacts Your View of National Politics

The Economy of 2016 Weighs on Elections in 2018 and 2020 Voting patterns followed the contours of the lumpy and uneven recovery from the recession. Bloomberg, June 15, 2017       One of the conundrums of the recovery from the financial...Show More Summary

Fed is set to raise rates this week despite political tumult

The Washington political world is in disarray. Britain's election tumult has scrambled the outlook for Europe. And economies in the United States and abroad are plodding along at a pace … Click to Continue »

Preparing for ‘Brexit,’ Britons Face Economic Pinch at Home

In a tumultuous period of political uncertainty, Britain’s economy is markedly slowing and consumers are grappling with rising prices.

FX Week Ahead Preview: Focus Returns To The US Economy As Politics Run Riot Once Again

Submitted by Rajan Dhall FXDaily.co.uk and Shant Movsesian of RANSquawk FX Week Ahead: Focus returns to the US economy as politics have run riot once again. Theresa May clearly made a big mistake in calling the snap election, and the Pound has suffered accordingly, though gains had perhaps run their course. Show More Summary

Supply vs demand in UK property, post-election

Miles Gibson, head of UK research at CBRE, takes a look at the property sector in the U.K. following the country’s political vote, with added comment on the economy.

Can Qatar Negotiate a Diplomatic Resolution with Its Neighbors?

Daniel R. DePetris Politics, Middle East Typically, when we speak about a national security or diplomatic crisis in the Middle East, the countries under the microscope are Iraq, Syria and Yemen—three nations whose economies are struggling,...Show More Summary

A 'SPIRITUAL PROBLEM' CAN'T BE SOLVED BY 'BLACK OPERATIVES AGREEING TO FIGHT 'WHITE SUPREMACY': As Progressive Nationalist Con Man Jamelle Bouie Tracks The Path Of A White Killer From BALTIMORE To NYC, Jason Black Goes To "Tulsa 1919" - Without EITHER Of

THE SECULAR IDOL WORSHIPING RELIGION OF POLITICS WHEN YOUR "FAKE GOD" TOTALLY CHANGES THE ORIGINAL TERMS THAT YOU SOUGHT "THE RIGHT TO VOTE" TO FIX AMONG YOUR PEOPLE (Education, Safe Communities, Thriving Local Economies, Healthy Lifestyles...Show More Summary

Macron’s ‘computer geek’ minister wants to hack into parliament

A 30-something, former Internet start-up boss of Moroccan descent, Mounir Mahjoubi wants to be more than President Emmanuel Macron’s junior minister of the digital economy, he also wants to be the champion of political change in France’s parliament.

Politicians must get a grip on tech if they want a great Britain

Technology will be key to the future UK economy, but in the run up to the general election, political parties don’t exactly seem to be embracing it

The Political Solution of CAFE Standards

Peter Van Doren, Caleb O. Brown Federal fuel economy standards (CAFE) are effectively a tax on cars, but how is that tax distributed? Peter Van Doren comments.

There's No Painless Exit From The "Fake Faux Financialized" Economy

Authored by Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, A most curious feature in the current low state of American politics is the delusional thinking at both ends of the political spectrum. Both factions have gone off the rails mentally, and the parties they represent race toward oblivion like Thelma and Louise in their beater car. Show More Summary

The Political Economy of the Moral Lobotomy

It's a truism that the worst in humanity brings out the best in humanity. Yet amid the solidarity and support shown folks caught up in last night's suicide attack in Manchester, there were those for another concern came to mind: themselves. Show More Summary

3 charts explain what Tory, Labour and Lib Dem manifesto pledges mean for the UK economy

LONDON — With the 2017 general election just over two weeks away, the manifestos of all major political parties are being closely scrutinised by voters and journalists alike. The documents set out the parties' plans for the next five...Show More Summary

International Perspectives on Insecure Employment

Friend-of-blog Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) forwards along the following note about some important publications in an online Canadian journal: The theme of issue 58 of Papers in Political Economy (Revue Interventions Economiques) is the Grey Zones of Work (Les Zones...

The Guardian view on Theresa May’s manifesto: a new Toryism | Editorial

Like Tony Blair in 1997, Mrs May is where the majority of voters are: to the left on the economy and to the right on social issues. She plays to this mood, a political judgment that risks society closing in on itself rather than opening...Show More Summary

Allan H. Meltzer: A Life Well Lived (1928-2017)

The world lost a great champion of liberty with the passing of Allan Meltzer, a longtime Professor of Political Economy at Carnegie Mellon University.  Allan was a prodigious worker who wrote hundreds of articles and more than ten books,...Show More Summary

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