'CO-AUTHORED BY ' Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. It pummels our communities with extreme weather, endangers our health, and undermines our economy with costly damages. Americans have said in poll after...Show More Summary
Farm Bill David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “After the buckets of political blood spilled over food stamps this past year, the Congressional Budget Office has quietly lowered its cost estimate for the nutrition program by $24 billion over the next decade. “The ‘technical’ adjustment is tucked into a report issued Monday and reflects revisions in how […]
Michael J. Trebilcock (Toronto), Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions (Oxford University Press 2014): Whenever governments change policies—tax, expenditure, or regulatory policies, among others—there will typically be losers: people or groups who relied upon and invested in physical, financial, or human capital predicated on, or even deliberately...
Teen on hunger strike: “My mom [was] handcuffed, pushed into van” by 10 I.C.E. officers (via The Political Carnival) Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Melissa Harris Perry interviewed hunger strike activist Cynthia Diaz, 18, who spoke out on the detention of undocumented immigrants, one of whom is her […]
What are the protests about?A broken economy, crime, shortages of basic goods, and political repression. When the populist President Hugo Chávez died last year, he left Venezuela's economy and civil society in shambles. Chávez's handpicked...Show More Summary
HAMBURG - For 10 years, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan built his reputation as a moderate, successful, even exemplary levelheaded Islamist democrat. During his leadership the economy flourished, domestic political stability settled in after a period of shaky coalitions, and the army was put on a leash. Show More Summary
Submitted by Paul Craig Roberts via The Institute for Political Economy, Is the US or the World Coming to an End?It will be one or the other 2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States. Two pressures are building on the US dollar. Show More Summary
Continued political unrest may rob Thailand’s economy of the usual boon provided by the Songkran New Year holiday this year, the country's tourism board says.
By Ironman at Political Calculations: If you wanted one word to describe the U.S. economy in the first quarter of 2014, the word "tractionless" comes immediately to mind. The latest real evidence for that assessment comes not from the latest jobs report, which many found disappointing but instead from the U.S. Show More Summary
Darien Shanske (UC-Davis), Revitalizing Local Political Economy Through Modernizing the Property Tax, 68 Tax L. Rev. ___ (2014): As the Great Recession dramatically illustrated, state and local governments need a more stable revenue source. Accordingly, states and localities as diverse as Texas and San Francisco, are experimenting with new kinds...
By CFA Institute Contributors: By Usman Hayat, CFA Turkey, a member of the G-20 and one of the largest emerging markets, has been making headlines recently for its economic and political turmoil. To get a local perspective on the situation, we spoke with Attila Koksal, CFA, a seasoned investment professional based in Istanbul. Show More Summary
This Thursday, I’m headed to the research triangle area for my last dissertation archival trip. I’m also giving a talk this Friday at Duke’s Center for the History of Political Economy (details here). The talk is based on a paper co-authored with Elizabeth Popp Berman on how economists, economic ideas, and economic devices influence policymaking […]
For years, Republicans benefited from economic growth. So did pretty much everyone else, of course. But I have something specific in mind. Politically, when the economy is booming — or merely improving at a satisfactory clip — the distinction between being pro-business and pro-market is blurry. Show More Summary
Ukraine is facing a severe contraction in its economy due to the country's political turmoil and tension with Russia, the International Monetary Fund said. ||| Washington - Ukraine is facing a severe contraction in its economy due to the country's political turmoil and tension with Russia, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday. Show More Summary
All strike me as important new papers in the political economy of development (and also conflict). Democracy reduces ethnic favoritism in Kenya The nondemocratic hangover faced by new democracies: local officials A theory of warfare using network analysis (applied to … Continue reading ? The post Papers I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Monday. Here are five stories in politics to have on your radar this week. Politico has a profile on Club for Growth. Obama is, reportedly, pivoting to the economy. Again. The new Godzilla trailer actually makes me want to see...
More proof that there is no liberal media (via The Political Carnival) Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy It gets easier and easier to debunk that tired old label, the so-called liberal media, a favorite talking point of those on the right.. For years I’ve written about how the… […]
Winter over for Democrats? The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7% in March, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday morning. The figure is just shy of expectations for 200,000 jobs to be created. The idea had been that the warming weather will […]
Farm Bill- Policy Issues Farm broadcaster Don Wick, of the Red River Farm Network, interviewed Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack yesterday where the discussion focused on the Farm Bill. An unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of yesterday’s interview is available here, while an audio replay can be heard here. Mr. Wick asked Sec. Vilack about recent Farm […]
From a welfare system to a liberal economy. Since the 1980s, the route taken by Israeli governments has resulted in decades of a politically weak labour force and an economic structure based on significant differences between rich and poor, men and women and ethnic communities. Show More Summary