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Relevant and even prescient commentary on news, politics and the economy. Emeritus Contributors to Angry Bear include: Bill McBride, now at his own Calculated Risk, Kash Mansori who now writes sometimes at The Street Light ...more


The Bank Crisis Is The Latest Argument To Expand Postal Service Banking
With approximately “10 million households, a disproportionate number of whom being people of color, needing banking in the United States;” there exists a need for a less costly and convenient banking service to be put in place.
Ending The False Debate Over The Debt Ceiling
The current threat of default on the US debt is built on an absurdity, almost a kind of mathematical error. While debate has centered on the level of government spending, the debt ceiling has nothing to do with the level of government spending.
Bankrupt Bed Bath & Beyond Goes After Container And Shipping Companies
The Bed, Bath, and Beyond allegations mirror those of numerous other cargo shippers in the wake of the pandemic that caused supply chain crisis. For bankrupt BBBY, it may just be an attempt to maximize value returned to debtors.
Two Banks In Trouble, Some History, And Four Opinions
It is important to start thinking about how we can address the underlying causes of recurring financial crises.
Two Basic Problems Of A Declining Population
A declining population creates two major problems for economic management. These problems aren’t insoluble, given intellectual clarity and political will. But will China rise to the challenge? That’s far from clear.
Not One Inch
Just finished “Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the making of a postwar stalemate” by Mary Sarotte. It is an excellent insight into current events in Ukraine today.


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Origin Of Terms: Socialism, Communism
This is one of those rare times when I post here about my academic research, but I need to better define terms.
How We Got Here
Donald Trump got elected President in 2016. His Presidency has been one hell of a ride; for the Nation, for the World. And, it is far from certain that the ride is over.
Project Perjury
The Washington Post has a story about the Erie, Pennsylvania postal worker who claimed to not have not recanted his fantasy about overhearing a conspiracy to backdate ballots.
US Library Of Congress Selects Angry Bear To Archive
The United States Library of Congress will be archiving and collecting material from Angry Bear.
Amazon Defeated In New York (Updated)
In the biggest ever defeat for a subsidized project in history, Amazon announce dFebruary 14th that it was canceling its planned half of HQ2 for New York City, which was to receive subsidies worth at least $3.133 billion.
Real Retail Sales Very Positive; Industrial Production Decent
Real retail sales for November, together with the revisions for October, were very positive. As of November both real retail sales and real retail sales per capita set new records.

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