As we recover from a long and hard fought election, it is good to remember that a community is more than just its politics and economy. The release today of The Australia We Want report by the Community Council of Australia provides a useful snapshot of some of the indicators that go into not only […]
If Donald Trump wins the presidential election, he’ll keep the country safe and improve the economy, Kyler, a North Carolina father of two, told a focus group Tuesday night. If Trump wins, Kyler’s wife Tasha retorted, she’s moving to Italy. “Are you taking him with you?” the moderator, Robert Blizzard, asked. “No,” Tasha replied. Show More Summary
Less than half of young Americans in a Harvard Institute of Politics poll said they trusted Mrs. Clinton more than Donald J. Trump to improve the economy and combat terrorism.
Rage is all the rage these days, but as Barclays notes, what appears less well understood is that this voter rebellion, “the Politics of Rage”, spans nearly all advanced economies, has been taking place for more than a decade, is unparalleled...Show More Summary
Business investment in this recovery has been weak. Very few small-business owners, who historically produce half of our private GDP and employ half our private workforce, think that the current period is a good time for business expansion. The percent of owners saying that it is a good time to [...]
Trade volumes have stalled while the "politics of rage" has taken root in advanced economies, driven by a collapse in the perceived legitimacy of political and economic institutions, a new report from Barclays Plc warns. The result,Show More Summary
Saudi Arabia, the most powerful political and economic player in the Middle East and the de-facto leader of the oil producers cartel OPEC, is having a tough couple of years thanks to the crash in the price of oil. The world's most crucial...Show More Summary
From Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union, to Austria coming close to electing a far-right president, all the way to the meteoric and shocking rise of Donald Trump in the US Presidential election — 2016 has witnessed...Show More Summary
Thailand is mourning its beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week after 70 years on the throne. During his long reign, Thailand shifted from a poor agricultural economy to a prosperous upper-middle-income country. The king’s greatest achievement, though, was to create a unique form of political legitimacy that helped Thailand weather rapid changes in a […]
In a speech on the economy in August, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called the roughly 5% unemployment rate "one of the biggest hoaxes in American modern politics." He and his team like to cite much more expansive — and less mainstream — measures of unemployment than the standard includes. Show More Summary
Look at what happens to those women and minorities who stray from the litany of Democratic ideological markers.
Near the end of his 1817 treatise, “On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation,” David Ricardo advanced the “law of comparative advantage,” the idea that each country—not to mention the world that countries add up to—would be better off if each specialized in the thing it did most efficiently. Show More Summary
In ordinary times, a sagging economy would spell doom for the incumbent political party (in this case, the Democrats). The post Snookered! Real Gross Private Domestic Investment Falls -2.93% YoY In Q2 was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Donald Trump's Unreleased Transcript... The following unedited transcript contains language that some may consider arcane. Submitted by: Dave Rosenberg Regular Keywords: Donald Trump Politics Transcripts Economic Policy Economy Election 2016 Views: 16
Labor reform could mean higher wages and less inequality
The silence about the economy in this political season is deafening. Yes, both candidates have made broad promises related to the economy. But details are skimpy - and there seems to be very little thought about the unintended consequences...Show More Summary
The numbers are such that Hillary Clinton can argue that the economy continues to improve, and Donald Trump can argue that things haven’t improved enough.
Five ideas the U.S. presidential candidates should be talking about.
October 6 Edition.Parliament has now risen and won’t be back until next week. (Back October 10, 2016).The world economy is still feeling a little fragile with concerns regarding Europe and China.Australia is seemingly pretty good atShow More Summary
Europe is in a bad place when it comes to political uncertainty. From Brexit to the Italian senate referendum later this year, policy uncertainty is dominating in almost every major economy on the continent. In Britain, no one really...Show More Summary