Archive for the ‘Government’ Category

The Privileged Hillary Clinton

July 14, 2016

constitutionUpsideDown     Chidem Kurdas

High priests of the American political class are not like you and me. (more…)


Easy Money, Voracious Uncle Sam

June 9, 2016

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Like President Truman, some market observers may have wished for a one-handed economist as they listened to Janet Yellen. (more…)

How Bill Clinton Gets Third Term

May 19, 2016

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Hillary Clinton brought up her husband in campaign speeches, providing material (more…)

Trump the Donor as Victim and Predator

April 8, 2016

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Donald Trump’s contributions to Democrats may lead one to wonder why he entered the presidential race as a Republican. But his defense of his political donations raises issues beyond him and the political affiliations of his beneficiaries. (more…)

Why Are People Angry?

March 18, 2016

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There’s an easy answer and a (more…)

The Economy under President Trump

March 2, 2016


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What policies will Trump pursue if he were to win the general election? (more…)

Delusions and the State

January 6, 2016

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As the giant regulatory octopus reaches into every nook and cranny (more…)

Missing Keystone Stakeholder

November 11, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

In the controversy over the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, (more…)

Volkswagen and Gresham’s Law of Organization

September 30, 2015

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How did regulators miss the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud for so long? (more…)

Markets, Politics and Rationality

September 17, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

We’re watching markets and politics go through gyrations. (more…)