It is the season of lists: best movies, best books, and on and on. Since I teach and write on globalization and international political economy, I thought it would be interesting to continue a tradition I started last year of creating...Show More Summary
Since World War II, there's been a strikingly consistent pattern in American politics: The economy does much better when a Democrat is in the White House. More specifically, since 1947, the U.S. economy has grown at an average real rate … Continue reading ?
Polling shows that being told the economy is improving is not enough - voters need to feel it Column Don Brind LAST UPDATED AT 11:15 ON Mon 2 Dec 2013 ARGUABLY the most famous one-liner in modern politics is 'It's the economy, stupid!'...Show More Summary
1. When algorithms grow accustomed to your face. 2. Roger Congleton has an overview of the contractarian political economy of James M. Buchanan. 3. Ty Fyter writes an open letter to me on the Paleo movement. 4. Lunch with Ha-Joon Chang (FT gate). 5. There is a new Hilton Root book: Dynamics Among Nations: The […]
CNN's GUT CHECK | for November 29, 2013| 5 p.m. - n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle NEW CNN/ORC POLL: ON BLACK FRIDAY, A PESSIMISTIC VIEW OF THE ECONOMY … Americans view on the state of the economy is turning increasingly sour, according to a new […]
The business of politics and the politics of business: both are dangerous combinations which can potentially destroy the economy of a country, and plunge in to darkness. Law enforcing agencies should ensure that both business and politics remain separated so that both can function without any corruption. But sadly, this seems like a fiction story...
After decades of political and economic isolation, Myanmar is making economic strides to address "underdevelopment," and companies, consultants, and cronies are rushing to help realize the dream. But in Myanmar's ethnic states, underdevelopment is not only an economic problem. Show More Summary
A new paper from Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, a student I’ve been working with since arriving at Columbia: I develop a model that introduces optimal taxation theory to the decision of armed groups to form states, and argue that … Continue reading ? The post Where do warlords come from? (My favorite political economy paper of the year) appeared first on Chris Blattman.
(BANGKOK) — Thailand’s central bank unexpectedly lowered the cost of credit Wednesday as escalating protests to topple the government add to pressure on the economy. The Bank of Thailand said it lowered its policy interest rate by a quarter percentage point to 2.25 percent, hoping to stimulate lending and investment. Show More Summary
Obama can refocus the political debate on the economy, push good policy, and improve Democratic political fortunes -- all at the same time. The post How Democrats Can Climb Out Of Their Political Hole appeared first on ThinkProgress...
New faultlines widen at UN climate talks (via AFP) Fraught UN climate talks revealed growing frustration this week among vulnerable nations and observers with the political stance of emerging economies like China and India in the battle to stave off dangerous Earth warming. As the global balance of…
SEATTLE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, on a fundraising swing in Seattle on Sunday, described himself as "not a particularly ideological person" despite ongoing political clashes with Republicans over healthcare, the economy, and immigration refor...
Include Remember, even a few can create change in the world. Middle Class Political Economist:Madness in Western Missouri. Politicus USA: Positive happenings in the economy? That's news to the media. Political Animal: A new breed ofShow More Summary
Today, it’s time for a two-fer. I follow political cartoons during the week and try to choose the one that’s not too partisan. I lean towards one that speaks more about finance or the economy. But this week, I can’t choose between the final two. The gap between rich and poor is growing. It’s more […]
Predicting the past is much easier than predicting the future, but the past can help, however much the efficient market people protest. With markets so heavily manipulated by the political level of our economies, the efficient market is badly warped and this shows up in non-random behavior. This is great news. Non-random market behavior is [...]
We invite you to predict when China’s economy will overtake America’s Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames. POLITICAL power grows out of the barrel of a gun, according to Mao Zedong. But guns and other accoutrements of military might tend to grow out of a thriving economy. Show More Summary
For the most part, October was a pretty good month for the global economy. Most economic reports reflected resilience despite elevated political uncertainty and a lengthy government shutdown in the world's largest economy: the U.S. "Did...Show More Summary
(November 19, 2013 08:00 PM, by Art Carden) Via my Facebook feed and email, LearnLiberty posts a link to this debate snippet featuring Steven Horwitz and Jeffrey Reiman. The first question asks whether we should work to alleviate the problems of people whose parents make bad decisions. I'm... (0 COMMENTS)
First up, you'll be happy to know that the economy is even more poised than ever to make a comeback. Some political hacks might want to make some cynical point about Obama saying this for five years running now, but...
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that America's economy was poised to break out, but continued to be hindered by what he called self-inflicted wounds from destructive politics in Washington. In remarks to business leaders at a Wall Street Journal conference, Obama cited policy decisions of his first term in response to the […]