Category Archives: Politics and Economics

2017 Nobel in Economics (was) Awarded to Richard Thaler – The New York Times

By Binyamin Appelbaum Oct. 9, 2017   193 comments WASHINGTON — Richard H. Thaler, whose work has persuaded many economists to pay more attention to human behavior, and many governments to pay more attention to economics, was awarded the Nobel Memorial … Continue reading

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The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far – By Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti – NYT

But to travel back to 2016 and trace the major plotlines of the Russian attack is to underscore what we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. Acting … Continue reading

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The Real Cost of the 2008 Financial Crisis | – by John Cassidy – The New Yorker

There is much more to the story, though, than this uplifting Washington-based narrative. In “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World,” the Columbia economic historian Adam Tooze points out that we are still living with the consequences … Continue reading

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Opinion | First- a Financial Crisis. Then a Geopolitical Crisis. – by David Leonhardt – NYT

The 10th anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse — the signature moment of our modern financial crisis — will arrive on Saturday. Media organizations and book publishers are using the anniversary to look back over the last decade, and one … Continue reading

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Opinion | ‘Anonymous’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

That’s the anonymous-G.O.P. credo today: We know Trump is a jerk, but you’ve gotta love the good stuff — you’ve got to admit that his tax cuts, deregulation, destruction of Obamacare and military buildup have fueled so much growth, defense … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Has No Idea What His Tariffs Have Unleashed for Farmers – By Robert Leonard – NYT

By Robert Leonard Mr. Leonard is the news director for the radio stations KNIA and KRLS. July 26, 2018 A farm near Amana, Iowa.CreditScott Olson/Getty Images “KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Today President Trump is visiting Dubuque, Iowa, where every year at … Continue reading

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Opinion | America First or Trump First? – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

The second I finished watching President Trump fawning over Vladimir Putin in Helsinki — refusing to defend the conclusions of his own intelligence services about Russia’s interference in our 2016 elections — I knew I was seeing something I’d never … Continue reading

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Opinion | Resign- Mike Pompeo. Resign- John Bolton. – by Bret Stephens – NYT

Before the word “resignation” became a euphemism for being fired, it connoted a sense of public integrity and personal honor. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, showed both qualities when they resigned from the Nixon administration during … Continue reading

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Opinion | After You- Mr. Putin – By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens – NYT

By Gail Collins and Bret Stephens Ms. Collins and Mr. Stephens are opinion columnists. They converse every other week. July 17, 2018 607 comments A demolition derby car in Forks, Wash.CreditRuth Fremson/The New York Times Gail Collins: Bret, there are … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump and Putin vs. America – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

From the beginning of his administration, President Trump has responded to every new bit of evidence from the C.I.A., F.B.I. and N.S.A. that Russia intervened in our last election on his behalf by either attacking Barack Obama or the Democrats … Continue reading

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