Sunday, November 30, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

China's Gonna Fail, Really

For years, bloggers, tweeters, and economists have forecast China's imminent crash.  So far, China has stubbornly refused to crash.

Developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America wish they were crashing like China.

Western Europe's stagnant economies wish they were crashing like China.

Economists wish their macroeconomic (fiscal, monetary, growth, etc.) models were crashing like China.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Iraq Redux

From the archive, on September 13, 2014, U.S. troop strength in Iraq was increased to 1600, up from 875 on August 13, 2014, and up from an initial 300 in June 2014.  On November 7, 2014, President Obama ordered another 1500 troops to Iraq, pushing the total past 3000.

A tenfold increase in five months, worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize.

If Republicans Only Care About The Top 1%

How did they win majorities in both houses of Congress, along with a majority of governorships and state legislatures?