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October 25, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1357707

Avalon Project: Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State:

Dear Mr. President:

I have received your letter of October 25.(1) From your letter, I got the feeling that you have some understanding of ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357682

Larry Mishel: The Wage Message: "The intellectual basis for [skill-biased technological change, SBTC]...

...in my view has collapsed. It has very little to contribute to the understanding over inequality over the last 20 years, and is not the basis for thinking about the future so ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357681

Gauti Eggertsson and Neil Mehrotra: Secular stagnation and the paradox of worth: "It is important to ensure that the asset...

...cannot operate as a perfect storage technology as this may put a zero bound on the real interest rate... a secular stagnation equilibrium remains a ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357679

Over at Equitable Growth: Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman: Exploding wealth inequality in the United States: "The share of total income earned by the top 1%...

...less than 10% in the late 1970s but now exceeds 20%.... A large portion of this increase ...


October 25, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1357680

October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357653
(John Hinderaker)

One of the main story lines of this year’s elections has been Democratic Senate candidates fleeing from President Obama, even as he insists that his policies are on the ballot and they are all his staunch supporters. The spectacle has had plenty of entertainment value, but its significance ...


October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357652

Jesse Singal: jsingal comments on "Another poorly-researched hit-piece, from the Boston Globe": "Uh huh. That's why at this very moment three of the top six posts on KIA--the subreddit I was explicitly instructed to visit if I wanted to see the real GamerGate...

...are about ...


October 25, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1357651

Scott Lemieux: In Fairness, There Was Nothing About Drug Running at the Mena Airport: "I am not particularly thrilled about the prospect of a noncompetitive Democratic primary...

...with Hillary Clinton as the presumptive nominee.  An article that explained why and how a candidate could be ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357607
(Steven Hayward)

You thought Groundhog Day was in February, right?  No: it’s been moved.  The Obama Administration woke up (if they can ever be said to wake up about anything), saw the groundhog’s shadow up in New York, and realized it means six more weeks of Ebola.  What was that ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357606
(Steven Hayward)

John has already done a good debunking three weeks ago about the latest climate hysterics over walruses beaching themselves on the beach instead of on ice floes, but in case you missed it or would like another helping, our friends at the Global Warming Policy Foundation in ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357604
(Steven Hayward)

It’s becoming increasingly clear that Colorado Senator Mark Udall—or Senator “Mark Uterus” as he has been cleverly but accurately dubbed by local media—deserves to lose to Cory Gardner on grounds of his obvious sheer stupidity.  Watch him mangle—but perhaps tell the effectual truth of liberal dogma today?*—the famous ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357605
(John Hinderaker)

In New Hampshire, Scott Brown has pulled into a statistical dead heat with incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. Brown is not a staunch conservative on every issue; if he were, he would not be competitive in purple New Hampshire. But one issue on which Brown is strong is immigration. ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357603

THE BATTLE OF WESTPORT: 150th Anniversary Exhibition& Reenactment October 23-26, 2014 :: 􏰀6601 Swope Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64132

9 million people living in the Confederacy: 5 million white, 4 million Black.

1.2 million adult white males in the Confederacy. 900,000 served. 75,000 ...


October 25, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1357602


Original mk I Sciroccos are just as apparent. The three decades that separate the volkswagen passat transmission problems a major reduction in fill ups that means. Having access to start-stop without also having to fulfil a host of modern requirements that the Touareg's installation has been in ...


October 25, 2014, 10:18 am, 1357590
(Scott Johnson)

Michelle Malkin performs a case study of Robert Hunter Biden that she dubs “The chronicles of Hunter Biden.” Biden is the younger of Vice President Biden’s two sons. Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy when he flunked a Navy drug test; he tested positive ...


October 25, 2014, 8:18 am, 1357565
(Scott Johnson)

A long-time reader and professional investor responded both to the critical if tentative substance as well as the spirit of inquiry in which I posted “The Age of QE” yesterday. Our reader’s company is devoted to private equity investment and he has asked me to withhold ...


October 25, 2014, 8:18 am, 1357564

Over at Equitable Growth: I think Paul Krugman gets one wrong--or, at least, I need more convincing before I think he gets this one right, in spite of the extraordinary empirical success of my rules (1) and (2):