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Structural Humbug Revisited - Paul Krugman A Peek at Russia's Economy - Tim Taylor Of Morality Plays and Technocratic Assessments - Econbrowser RBC Methodology and the Development of Theory - Ed Prescott Sanders Is Late to the Wall Street...



The employment to population ratio, revisited

Many of us think this diagram shows there has been some kind of structural break in the labor market, and/or that recovery is proceeding slowly.  Paul Krugman, very recently, suggests that structural factors play little role because the measured...



How the Apple Watch Sold the Wrong Product

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The Apple Watch made a huge splash when it launched last year. It seemed like the perfect new device for Apple fans, with easy ways to see and respond to notifications, comprehensive fitness-tracking abilities, and quick...



Super Bowl 50: Peyton Manning Goes Out on Top (on Facebook and Twitter)

Not surprisingly, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the most-discussed player on Facebook during Super Bowl 50 Sunday night, as well as the most-tweeted-about Broncos player. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that 60...



Deleting the Facebook App Could Save 15% of Your iPhone’s Battery

If you’re an iPhone-owning Facebook user who never seems to have enough battery life, there’s now more reason to believe the Facebook app could be part of the problem. The Guardian recently tested an iPhone 6s Plus for one week without the...



Bush Campaign Warns of Rubio’s Dirty Tricks

Jeb Bush’s campaign manager warned top staffers to expect “dirty tricks” from Marco Rubio’s campaign in the run-up to voting in New Hampshire, Politico reports. “The stakes are high for both candidates on...



Opinion: Don’t Break Up the Banks. They’re Not Our Real Problem.

A protagonist of “The Big Short” argues that the attention paid to the banks distracts us from the real economic challenge we face: income...



‘Batman v Superman’: What We Know (And Don’t Know) So Far

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice isn’t hitting theaters until March 25, but fans are slowly learning more about what they can expect from the highly anticipated Warner Bros. film. With new rumors about the project popping up basically every...



Jeb Bush May Still Have a Shot

Franklin Foer: “With his few remaining breaths as a candidate, however, Bush may have a path out from his debacle, an actual shot at the nomination. For months, he tried and failed to crush Sen. Marco Rubio. But he wielded the hatchet like a...



Global growth now fraying at the edges

The weakness in global risk assets that started in May 2015 raises a major question for macro-economists. Is market turbulence foreshadowing – or perhaps causing – a much broader weakening in global economic activity than anything...



5 Old Strategy and Simulation Games Worth Revisiting

Source: Activision Whether it’s leading legions to battle in Rome: Total War or servicing your patrons in RollerCoaster Tycoon, there’s an inherent pleasure in overseeing the operation of societies, masterminding projects from...

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The 4 Most Important Money Issues That Determine Your Financial Health

Source: Thinkstock We often hear that Americans need to save more money or plan better for retirement, but what does it mean to be financially healthy? Personal finance can be a difficult subject to discuss since everybody’s financial situation is...



Time for the GOP Establishment to Panic

Brian Beutler: “The Republican establishment’s fondest hope before Saturday night’s debate was that Marco Rubio would deliver yet another solid (if unmemorable) debate performance, and that Donald Trump would fall on his...



Socially disadvantaged groups and microfinance in India

The benefits of microfinance are in the details. This column takes a look at commercial bank lending to Indian self-help groups – smaller, informal community-based groups – as a new and successful microfinance initiative. Different ways of...



7 Apple Rumors: From the iPhone 7 to a Secret VR Team

With a much-rumored press event and possibly a brand-new iPhone on the horizon, the first few months of 2016 are shaping up to be an exciting period for the ever-active Apple rumor mill. From a new 4-inch iPhone that could appear in March to the iPhone 7...



Krugman on Bernie Sanders’ Electability

Okay, I’m not going to get in the habit of responding to everything Paul Krugman writes on Bernie Sanders, but there are a few quick points worth making about his latest post on Sanders’ electability....



Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference

Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays One has to believe Ackman and Berkowitz are going to have plenty to chat about regarding Fannie Mae given recent court filings. This is always a...



Gundlach: It's 'Frightening' to See Financial Stocks So Low



Links for 02-06-16

Remembrance of Forecasts Past - Paul Krugman Why Isn't the Whole World Developed? - Dietrich Vollrath What We've Learned About Unconventional Policy - Narayana Kocherlakota The CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping...



The Rich Are Using Robos, and That Scares Banks



‘Deadpool’: What to Expect From the R-Rated Comic Book Movie

There’s a veritable treasure trove of anticipated superhero movies on the docket for both Marvel and DC. On the Marvel side, 2016 will see the release of Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange. For DC/Warner Bros.,...



Shortage Of Rental Properties Contributes To Record High Rents

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental...



Everybody Hates Ted

Indeed indeed, I cannot tell, / Though I ponder on it well, / Which were easier to state, / All my love or all my hate. —Henry David ThoreauThoreau, it seems, never met Ted Cruz, a man so blissfully easy to hate that loathing for him has become a...



Super Bowl Social Content is Up 223% Since 2012 (And Twitter Isn’t Dead)



Links for 02-05-16

Rubio For The Rich - Paul Krugman Obama proposes a $10/barrel fee on oil to fund clean transportation - Vox Keynes on "Ruthless Truth-Telling"--and the IMF Connection - Tim Taylor GDP doesn’t tell the whole story about...



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Everybody Hates Ted

Indeed indeed, I cannot tell, / Though I ponder on it well, / Which were easier to state, / All my love or all my hate. —Henry David ThoreauThoreau, it seems, never met Ted Cruz, a man so blissfully easy to hate that loathing for him has become a...



Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference

Berkowitz, Tilson, Reider & More At The Harbor Investment Conference by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays One has to believe Ackman and Berkowitz are going to have plenty to chat about regarding Fannie Mae given recent court filings. This is always a...



China’s Government Could Cover the Cost of Bad Loans

The NYT had a front page article on how bad debt is threatening world growth. The article focused on China, which it indicated could have as much as $6 trillion in bad debt. It would have been worth mentioning that China’s government could easily...



Super Bowl 50: Peyton Manning Goes Out on Top (on Facebook and Twitter)

Not surprisingly, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was the most-discussed player on Facebook during Super Bowl 50 Sunday night, as well as the most-tweeted-about Broncos player. Facebook said in an email to SocialTimes that 60...



Deleting the Facebook App Could Save 15% of Your iPhone’s Battery

If you’re an iPhone-owning Facebook user who never seems to have enough battery life, there’s now more reason to believe the Facebook app could be part of the problem. The Guardian recently tested an iPhone 6s Plus for one week without the...



Who’s the Ugly Loser Now?

For a brief moment on Monday night, as he took the stage in Iowa to acknowledge that he came in second in the state caucuses, Donald Trump was surprisingly gracious. He was clearly unhappy with the results but seemed to accept them with equanimity and...



Links for 02-09-16

Structural Humbug Revisited - Paul Krugman A Peek at Russia's Economy - Tim Taylor Of Morality Plays and Technocratic Assessments - Econbrowser RBC Methodology and the Development of Theory - Ed Prescott Sanders Is Late to the Wall Street...



5 Old Strategy and Simulation Games Worth Revisiting

Source: Activision Whether it’s leading legions to battle in Rome: Total War or servicing your patrons in RollerCoaster Tycoon, there’s an inherent pleasure in overseeing the operation of societies, masterminding projects from...

Watch the Video > Post includes YouTube video