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Back from China and ready to roll!

July 12th, 2017

IE, to roll over and catch up on sleep after long travel. But glad to be back and looking forward to sharing some impressions and pics. A few preliminary thoughts (and one announcement about a cool upcoming event). –Obviously, you can’t summarize China, or any other country, in a bullet point, but if I had… Read more

Links: Recession risks; the really, really bad Senate GOP health plan; see ya later…

June 22nd, 2017

A few links to check out, both over at WaPo. First, no one knows when the next recession will hit though it’s closer now than when I started writing this sentence. But I’ve got two recessionary concerns: one, fiscal policy, both discretionary and automatic will be thoroughly insufficient due to the toxic mix of Congressional… Read more

Is the Fed fighting an old war?

June 15th, 2017

As expected, as their meeting concluded yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and company decided to raise the benchmark interest rate they control by one-quarter of a percentage point. The question is: why? She was, of course, asked about this in lots of different ways in her press conference. [Pause here for a moment and… Read more