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Economic Insecurity, Redux
Whatever character flaws the (U.S. Capitol) insurrectionists have, they or others like them will have the same flaws next year, and the year after that, and on and on. The crooked timber of humanity is . . . crooked. Politics is not a morality play.
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Is Bitcoin Really Real Money?
The movement to make Bitcoin into a de facto form of money has taken a step forward when Elon Musk declared that he would be purchasing over $1.5 billion in bitcoin.
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Half Of The $1.9 Tn Dem COVID-19 Relief Package
Giving working families an additional direct payment of $1,400 per person and bringing their total relief to $2,000 per person.
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Debt And Summers II
Larry Summers has responded to his critics. My first thought is, yes he is still really smart.
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Debt And Taxes: This Time It’s Personal
It seems that many people have concerns about Larry Summers’s concerns about overdoing the COVID 19 Relief bill.
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Status Quo Bias And Vaccine Supplies
Suppose that we had tested the Pfizer/Moderna vaccines with one dose per person and discovered that they were 85% effective at preventing COVID-19.
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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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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.