Brexit negotiations are over. The only question is whether the EU and UK continue to expend energy talking past each other.
A look at the UK's negotiating stance, charitably assuming that it is by design.
Michael Hudson discusses the economic impact of not writing down debts in the wake of the crisis.
I enjoyed Bradley Tusk’s new book, The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics. It’s another memoir, a category which seems to be ending up on the top of my reading list a lot these days. It also was in the pile of books I get sent regularly by publishers hoping I’ll read and review them (as in “Dear Brad Feld, here is a form letter about my book, I hope you like it.”) While I don’t know Bradley Tusk, I know of him, have heard him speak once, and like his first name. When I started reading The Fixer, I had no idea whether I’d end up engrossed, or end up turning the pages every 15 seconds as I skimmed through it looking for the good bits. I was engrossed, at least for the first half. I started it on Monday night after dinner and got
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Why you should take conventional wisdom about the Lehman collapse and the crisis with a fistful of salt.
A reminder that the budgetary "paying for things" framing is a way to deny resources to citizens.
The Kavanaugh row gets messier.
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Follow the subsidies, and you will understand why we had the crisis and why not enough has been done to prevent a recurrence.
An in-depth look at Marriner Eccles' ideas and policies, and how well they have withstood the test of time.
Central banks have not always been independent, inflation targeting bodies, and to treat them as such is to obscure their complex histories and alternative institutional constellations.
Has anything changed on the Brexit front?
Urging the Democrats to act out of character and do the right thing on the Kavanaugh nomination.
Today is primary day in New York State. The polls open at 6am and stay open until 9pm. There are primary races for the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General as well as a bunch of statewide races for State Senate and State Assembly. In NYC, and to a lesser extent in New York State, the primary can be the election as the city and state lean left. So I encourage everyone in New York State to go out to the polls and vote today. It all comes down to voting in a democracy. Marching feels great. Tweeting feels great. Polls make the news. But voting is the political action that really counts unless you can give gobs of money to candidates which most voters cannot and don’t do. I plan to get to my polling place early on the way to an early start to the workday. I always feel great
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A gun "study" falls apart when given a cursory examination.
The WSJ reported Monday that state AGs, who include many Republicans, are poised to step up enforcement against big tech. Interesting times may lie ahead.
Via the NYT, we have this long form conversation with Bob Woodward. This is one of those conversations that are both compelling and are likely to be historically important. His reporting on the Nixon administration pioneered an approach to journalism that drew from anonymous sources and has been widely used since. He has deployed… Read More The post Bob Woodward on Trump, Nixon and Anonymity appeared first on The Big Picture.
Thomas Frank on what's the matter with America.