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Here's what you need to know as NAFTA negotiations begin

The first round of NAFTA renegotiations begins on Wednesday. The US Trade Represenative previously said NAFTA needs to be modernized for the digital economy. Trump made trade a major theme of his political campaign in 2016. The first...Show More Summary

Freedom , Out Of Stock in Venezuela

The world watches as the Venezuelan dream becomes a nightmare, as a mix of incompetence and stupidity brings everything – the political system, the economy and society – crashing down. This post Freedom, Out Of Stock in Venezuela appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

In the Age of Trump, the Dollar No Longer Seems a Sure Thing

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Long the ultimate safe haven in the global economy, the U.S. dollar may be losing some status as investors grapple with an uncertain political climate.

EASY ANSWER: Fox News Asks Their Readers If They Would Even Care If Trump Is Proven To Be A “Crook”

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Posted last night to Fox News Politics: The stock market is up, unemployment is down and the economy seems to be picking up some steam. The streets are mostly safe, the nation is mostly secure and the world is mostly at peace. So does...Show More Summary

Quora: Where Do Democrats Go From Here? Most Americans Want Them to Reach Across the Aisle

The 2016 elections made clear that too many Americans have lost trust in our political system and our economy.

What We Talk About When We Talk About the Gig Economy

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. “ I have a nostalgia for the golden age of Craigslist,” says Morgan Jones between sips at a coffee shop on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue. Show More Summary

Betting markets inside corporations

There is a new paper in the JPE on this, with encouraging results: A Pari-Mutuel-Like Mechanism for Information Aggregation: A Field Test inside Intel Benjamin Gillen, Charles Plott & Matthew Shum Journal of Political Economy, August...Show More Summary

Sales Tax Holidays: Politically Expedient but Poor Tax Policy 2017

Sales tax holidays have enjoyed political success, but rather than providing a valuable tax cut or a boost to the economy, they impose serious costs on consumers and businesses without providing offsetting benefits.

Chuck Schumer’s “Better Deal” Op-Ed

So, Chuck Schumer wrote a NYT op-ed that’s drawing a lot of fire: “A Better Deal for American Workers.” Here are a few excerpts: Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy. They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year’s election. […]

Peru leader's approval falls amid battle with opposition -poll

LIMA (Reuters) - The approval rating of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski fell this month amid a bitter political battle with the opposition that saw the resignation of his economy minister, according to a poll released on Sunday.

Assignment Desk: What Are the Best Readings for a Week Spent Teaching James C. Scott-Stuff?

The night watchman state that supports the fully-developed market economy is one of the most strange and significant historical development in political economy. Any analysis of it requires that one view hit in perspective—that one examine other the other alternative forms that state power and authority can and do take and have taken. Show More Summary

Venezuela is at risk of losing an entire generation

Venezuelans angry with their government, a deteriorating economy, and a seemingly intractable political impasse marked 100 days of protest on Sunday — demonstrations that have often turned violent and in which more than 90 people have been killed. The protest movement that emerged at the end of April is not the first to appear. Show More Summary

IMF cuts Brazil growth estimate for 2018

Brazil's economy appears to have turned a corner, but political uncertainty is on the rise, prompting the International Monetary Fund on Thursday to cut its 2018 growth forecast for the recession-hit country. The recovery is likely to...Show More Summary

Someone is forgetting what his job description said about “partisan politics”

Glad he thinks so; uncomfortable he's saying so. 'Bank governor credits #LPC with stronger economy' #cdnpoli https://t.co/t95i0B34WW — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) July 13, 2017

STRESS TEST: WHAT WOULD A RECESSION LOOK LIKE? At least since the current president took office,…

STRESS TEST: WHAT WOULD A RECESSION LOOK LIKE? At least since the current president took office, the American political system and the economy have been singing deeply discordant tunes. The political situation looks like it’s teetering on the edge of crisis: Washington is consumed by the politics of scandal and personal destruction; the ruling party […]

The political economy of American independence

Here is a new revision of a paper by Sebastian Galiani and Gustavo Torrens: Why did the most prosperous colonies in the British Empire mount a rebellion? Even more puzzling, why didn’t the British agree to have American representation...Show More Summary

LGBT business owners target ‘rainbow economy’ during summit

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Project Q

More than 150 LGBT-owned and gay-friendly businesses spent a day honing their craft and talking sports and politics during the first LGBT Business Summit from the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.

Reading list: right of publicity

2 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Mark Bartholomew, The Political Economy of Celebrity Rights Whittier Law Review, ForthcomingAbstract:This essay discusses how the right of publicity became such a robust property right — much more far-reaching than analogous rights in copyright or trademark. Show More Summary

W. Arthur Lewis and the Tradeoffs of Economics and Economists

From Vox EU: W. Arthur Lewis and the tradeoffs of economics and economists, by Ravi Kanbur, VoxEU: There is nothing new under the sun. The passionate political economy discourses of today consume us entirely. But they are in fact perennials,...

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

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