Will Trump Discover Why So Many Americans Were Left Behind?

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 01:34  business, donald trump, economic policy, economic theory, economics, Economy, election 2016, globalization, News, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on Will Trump Discover Why So Many Americans Were Left Behind?
Nov 162016
 

In the first part of this article, “The Five Whys Of The Trump Surprise,” I argued that the root cause of Donald Trump’s surprise win in the presidential election was economic: too many Americans – particularly white Americans in rural areas– have been left

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It was the rise of the Davos class that sealed America’s fate

 Posted by on 2016-11-09 at 21:26  economic policy, election 2016, hillary clinton, News, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on It was the rise of the Davos class that sealed America’s fate
Nov 092016
 

Hillary Clinton’s embrace of neoliberalism was disastrous. The only answer now is to take on the billionaires They will blame James Comey and the FBI. They will blame voter suppression and racism. They will blame Bernie or bust and misogyny.

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New York Tries to Kill Airbnb

 Posted by on 2016-10-30 at 16:14  economic policy, Economy, hospitality industry, new york, nyc, Politics, Reblog, regulation, travel  Comments Off on New York Tries to Kill Airbnb
Oct 302016
 

Uber and other companies in the sharing economy have had to spend millions fighting city and state regulators that try to stifle innovative services. Now New York has moved to crush the home-sharing service Airbnb in the city’s five boroughs.

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The Line That May Have Won Hillary Clinton the Nomination

 Posted by on 2016-04-28 at 23:34  banking, clinton, economic policy, economics, Economy, election 2016, finance, hillary clinton, mortgage, News, Politics, race, Reblog, wall street  Comments Off on The Line That May Have Won Hillary Clinton the Nomination
Apr 282016
 

Bernie Sanders missed an opportunity in his campaign to connect Wall Street with race, writes Matt Taibbi. Maybe it’s too early for post-mortems. But the results the other night seemingly all but settled the Democratic primary race, which may have turned on a single moment.

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Could You Come Up With $400 If Disaster Struck?

 Posted by on 2016-04-24 at 21:19  economic policy, economics, Economy, finance, money, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Could You Come Up With $400 If Disaster Struck?
Apr 242016
 

If a financial emergency struck — say, a health problem or a car that needed repair — would you be able to come up with $400? According to the Federal Reserve Board, 47 percent of Americans would have trouble paying it — they would have to sell something, borrow money or simply couldn’t pay.

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Megacities not nations are the worlds dominant enduring social structures

 Posted by on 2016-04-20 at 21:37  economic policy, economic theory, economics, Economy, map, maps, Politics, Reblog, travel, urbanism  Comments Off on Megacities not nations are the worlds dominant enduring social structures
Apr 202016
 

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.

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Why Oil Prices Will Rise and You Will Be Caught By Surprise

 Posted by on 2016-04-06 at 21:13  business, economic policy, economic theory, economics, Economy, energy, oil, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on Why Oil Prices Will Rise and You Will Be Caught By Surprise
Apr 062016
 

I follow oil pretty closely given our exposure. As such, I get frustrated with many press and news show accounts of the commodity. It gets worse when the pundits and writers should know better.

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