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Money in Politics an Issue for Youth Vote

Over the past six months, I have had the opportunity to talk to people of all ages and backgrounds as I run to serve in Congress. While jobs and the economy are always top of mind, there is a lot of dissatisfaction with elected officials and the political system. Show More Summary

‘It’s the Economy, Stupid’ Doesn’t Mean GDP

The oft-repeated axiom in U.S. politics that “It’s the economy, stupid,” hasn’t held up very well in recent elections, particularly midterms.

Obama to Congress 'Stop This Hating All the Time'

Wednesday in Kansas City, MO, President Barack Obama attacked Congress as "haters" instead of political advisories with possible different legislative solutions then his own. In discussing minimum wage increases U.S. economy the president launched into mocking laughter as he urged Congress to "help out a little. Show More Summary

POINTS & FIGURES: Corporate Tax Inversions and Politics. You want to talk “economic patriotism?”…

POINTS & FIGURES: Corporate Tax Inversions and Politics. You want to talk “economic patriotism?” Economic patriotism means not turning the US economy and government into an unAmerican slough of cronyism, graft, and redistribution. President Obama is an economically unpatriotic President.

Three Years Late

Both the British economy and British politics are three years behind where they should be. This will define the next election. Labour has two messages for the media today. The first, from Ed Miliband, is that we should focus on … Continued

On Politics and Climate Policy, Part 2: How to Improve on a Politically-Constrained Carbon Price?

The repeal of Australia’s carbon tax last week put the political obstacles to establishing a price on carbon in stark relief. Yet the news from Canberra is just the most dramatic manifestation of a set of powerful political economy forces that can fundamentally constrain efforts to put a price on carbon. read more

Asia's Next China Worry: Xi Jinping's Growing Power

Brad Glosserman, Dennis Roy Domestic Politics, China Since Mao Zedong died in 1976, power in China has slowly decentralized. Deng Xiaoping’s reforms promoted the lifting of the hand of the state from the economy while ultimate authority within the Chinese Communist Party has become more dispersed. Show More Summary

The Rot Within, Part I: Our Ponzi Economy

Submitted by Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMind blog, Depending on blowing the next bubble to temporarily prop up the economy is the height of foolhardy shortsightedness. All the conventional policy fixes proposed by Demopublican politicos,...Show More Summary

New BRICS Bank a Building Block of Alternative World Order

The past several years have been rocky for the BRICS economies -- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Brazil's growth forecast was slashed considerably as the commodities super-cycle slowed, Russia's political misadventures...Show More Summary

Modern Politics, the Slave Economy, and Geological Time

Flashback Friday. I have borrowed the information and images below from Jeff Fecke at Alas A Blog.  His discussion, if you’re interested, is more in depth. There is a winding line of counties stretching from Louisiana to South Carolina, a set of states that largely voted for McCain in 2008, that went for Obama.  The […]

Reliability of Economic Data Undermined by Digital Revolution

The economic data that drives so much political debate is becoming increasingly less reliable in the digital era. That’s because new technology makes it hard to compare the 21st-century economy to anything that came before it. How, for...Show More Summary

Thursday History: Intellectual Origins of Reagan-Thatchernomics

The policies that enabled the creation of our Second Gilded Age were born at the end of the 1970s out of a particular reading of the political economy of that moment. Were the ideologues and the intellectuals of the right correct back...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court’s Supremely Inconsistent Same-Day Decisions

Originally posted at the website of the Chicago Political Economy Group (CPEG). Let me get this right. An association of people with an elected leadership with no direct authority over its members whose primary purpose (which its members get to … Continue reading ? The post The Supreme Court’s Supremely Inconsistent Same-Day Decisions appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.

“Fiscal Federalism, Jurisdictional Competition, and the Size of Government”

This paper of mine is now available online in Constitutional Political Economy. It empirically investigates competing theories of how fiscal federalism constrains government. The main conclusion is that different federal systems conform roughly to different theoretical models, with the U.S. Show More Summary

Ag Economy; Regulations; Farm Bill; and, Political Notes- Tuesday

Agricultural Economy Anthony Greder and Emily Unglesbee reported yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “Corn and soybean development was slightly ahead of the five-year averages for both crops, and the condition of the nation’s corn crop improved slightly in the week ended July 13, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress Report. “Corn was 34% […]

Political Opposites Campaign in West Virginia

The economy and coal take center stage in a Senate race

On MoDo And Chelsea Clinton

I’m surprised it took Dowd this long to glom onto the emerging narrative.  A few points: Chelsea Clinton’s career path so far does indeed reveal several rackets central to the American political economy that are eminently worthy of criticism.  Her $600 K “news” sinecure at NBC certainly represents much of what is wrong with America […]

How Honda Motor Co. Plans to Tap the Monstrous Asian Car Market?

Progressive and ambitious political leadership in power in the three biggest Asian economies could deliver a new era of economic reforms and growth. Honda’s busy making plans already.

Week In FX Asia: INR Modi's First Budget Short On Details

By Dean Popplewell: By Alfonso Esparza Easy money policies could wreak havoc in emerging economies like India’s. Newly appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s challenge is two-fold: reshape Indian politics and create lasting economic reform. Show More Summary

Poll finds Millennials Pro-Pot, Anti-Tax, Unsure on BitCoin

A new Reason-Rupe poll found those between ages 18 and 29 are playing Twister when it comes to their political leanings. For example, 59% say cutting taxes would help the economy, but two-thirds of the same group say its the government’s responsibility to guarantee everyone access to health care.

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