Category Archives: Finance

The Deadly Dance of the Eagle and the Dragon, Part 3: America’s Strategy

By David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History – Donald Trump is no doubt a strong leader and the majority of his policies are the right ones to reassert American influence. However, domestically Trump – and thus America … Continue reading

Posted in China, Donald Trump, Finance, Geopolitical, Russia, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Maxine Waters wields gavel on powerful committee, but freshmen could make it challenging

By Jim Puzzanghera of the Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times – Rep. Maxine Waters had toiled 28 years in Congress for the moment last month when she presided over the powerful House Financial Services Committee for the first time as its chairwoman — and she wanted to make … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Democrats, Finance, House of Representatives

How Money Affects Elections

By Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight To quote the great political philosopher Cyndi Lauper, “Money changes everything.” And nowhere is that proverb more taken to heart than in a federal election, where billions of dollars are raised and spent on the … Continue reading

Posted in Campaign contributions, Finance, FiveThirtyEight, Money, Political parties, Politics

The Policymakers Saved the Financial System. And America Never Forgave Them.

By Neil Irwin in the New York Times Crisis and Consequences: A decade ago this week, Wall Street imploded. It’s hard to overstate how deeply Americans despised their government’s response to the global financial crisis. It has helped shape the … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, government, Money, New York Times, Thought-Provoking Analysis

Lessons From the Financial Crisis: Q and A with Neel Kashkari of the Minneapolis Fed

By Caleb Silver in Investopedia The federal bailout of financial institutions in the midst of the 2008-09 financial crisis was one of the most critical and controversial government led interventions in history. Unprecedented policy moves were enacted that granted the … Continue reading

Posted in Finance, Money, Thought-Provoking Analysis