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Paris and Refugees

by on November 18, 2015

One more quick word:

How wrong is it to reduce or stop entirely our willingness to accommodate refugees fleeing from the middle east? The knee jerk [more…]

One Word: Guns!

by on November 18, 2015

This is off topic, but really?

One of the defining characteristics of the modern Republican party is its gun worship.  Any time we have a [more…]

Shareholders and Public Trust?

by on November 17, 2015

I remember sitting at business school what seems a lifetime ago and absorbing with enthusiasm the latest financial trickery. It seemed so much more rigorous [more…]

History Matters

by on November 13, 2015

Yes it does.

I was just talking to a friend about an old British TV documentary about the making of modern Britain. Basically it's a [more…]

Disbelief as Belief

by on November 13, 2015

Are we at a point of true reflection on the right in politics?

Here in the US we have the extraordinary spectacle of a bevy [more…]

Republican Debt Builders

by on November 12, 2015

Just to make the point, here is a chart I grabbed, back in 2012, from Atlantic magazine:










Republican Pseudo-Economics

by on November 11, 2015

I was going to write about last night's Republican presidential debate. After all it was ostensibly about the economy.

But I can't. I won't.

There [more…]

Rubio Reality? Not Really

by on November 9, 2015

I have friends who think I am too harsh on the Republicans. They tell me that there are some good ideas over on that side [more…]

Academic and Political Free Speech?

by on November 2, 2015

A few things along the same lines:

Something that really bugs me at the moment here in the US is the absolutely stupid idea that [more…]

Interest Rate Mania

by on October 29, 2015

People keep asking me about interest rates. I wish they would stop. The question always make me feel like mimicking Eugene Fama: rates are rates. [more…]