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Confederacy Statues Tumble in New Orleans

by on May 23, 2017

Every so often America surprises itself. For those of you who may have missed the news: the city of New Orleans has been removing statues [more…]

Healthcare in the Senate

by on May 23, 2017

It's all quiet in the Senate. Apparently various groups are discussing healthcare reform, but no one wants to be the person to break ranks and [more…]

Budget Fog and Budget Clarity

by on May 23, 2017

On a clear day we can dream of being free from the farce and incompetence that is Trump. Meanhwile back in reality ...

The Trump [more…]

Equilibrium: A Weed to Pull

by on May 18, 2017

Just how pejorative must we be in order to get attention? There are silly things in economics that need to be weeded out, so that [more…]

Election 2016

by on May 8, 2017

With the daily show that is Trump, along with it overt corruption and pandering to the plutocracy, I sometimes ponder what if ...

I was [more…]

Into the Valley of …

by on May 8, 2017

... Death rode the Republicans in the House?

Why on earth did they do what they just did?

Yesterday I argued it was all about [more…]

Healthcare: One More Thing …

by on May 7, 2017

Given the almost universally negative criticism being heaped upon the latest version of Trumpcare and the likely blow-back it will unleash on GOP members of Congress [more…]

Trumpcare

by on May 5, 2017

Just a quick note on yesterday's vote in the House to repeal and replace Obamacare:

It won't pass the Senate
That means another version will [more…]

Limits

by on May 5, 2017

I don't understand why people get upset when I say that economics is a waste of time. I suppose it's because I don't make a [more…]

Channelling Galbraith

by on April 28, 2017

Jamie Galbraith's conclusion in his essay at Dissent magazine:
"The progressive alternative to an economic program of reckless stimulus and real-estate capital gains is a [more…]