Category Archives: Economics

Federal Reserve Chairman shook Washington, Wall Street and the world this past week when he warned the pandemic crisis threatens “lasting damage” to American prosperity.

Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes – The head of the U.S. central banking system tells Scott Pelley how high he thinks unemployment will go, what tools the Fed still has to breathe life into the economy and what outcomes he’s … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Economics, Federal Reserve, Television, Thought-Provoking Analysis

‘Don’t know how this is going to look.’ Trump team grapples with an upended campaign

Francesca Chambers and Michael Wilner of McClatchy – President Donald Trump’s campaign is adapting its messaging and fundraising tools for the era of social distancing. But adjusting the core argument of his reelection bid – that the economy is stronger … Continue reading

Posted in Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Elections, Fundraising, leadership, Money in politics, Politcal Consulting, Politics, Republicans

What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Controversial, Coronavirus, Economics, FiveThirtyEight, government, Healthcare, Media, polls, Science, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Paying to stop the pandemic

The Economist – The struggle to save lives and the economy is likely to present agonizing choices. Planet Earth is shutting down. In the struggle to get a grip on covid-19, one country after another is demanding that its citizens … Continue reading

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Watching the Probable Demise of Trump in Real Time

Jonathan Chait in Political Wire – President Trump’s political career has consisted of a series of self-generated crises that he has improbably survived, from insinuating that John McCain was a coward for having been captured during the war that Trump … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Economics, Elections, Fake news, Federal budget, government, Impeachment, James Comey, Thought-Provoking Analysis