Irwin Stelzer- This Week in Economics, and Next

Irwin Stelzer
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Created 31 Aug 2020
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  • They Also Serve Who Only Float And Wait
    04 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    The presidents of the regional Federal Reserve banks of Dallas and Boston resigned when it was revealed they have been trading heavily in assets the values of which are sensitive to the Fed’s interest...
  • Gleanings & Observations
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    No longer any need to worry about how to pay for Democrats’ next round of trillion-dollar spending. All explained by the President at the conclusion of his press conference last Friday, after the prep...
  • Delta the Demand Deferrer
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    America appears to be in a mess. The anti-Vax résistants are succumbing to the Delta variant in droves, which would be acceptable – freedom includes the right to make bad choices – were it not for the...
  • It’s Not Easy Bein’ Green
    24 Sep 2021 • 24 min read • 1 0
    World leaders who signed on to the Paris Climate accord in 2015 will gather in Glasgow for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, the formal session beginning on November 1. Britain, in partnership wi...
  • Sanders Closes In On His Dream
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Let the games begin. The House Ways and Means Committee has unveiled its version of which pockets to pick, and which projects to finance to convert America into a nation more agreeable to the long-hel...
  • Gleanings & Observations
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Border guards reported 200,000 encounters with migrants on our southern border in July. The total number of Afghan allies who will gain entry to the U.S. is estimated at only 60,000, about one-third o...
  • Joe Manchin Plays Horatio At The Bridge
    13 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    “Cradle-to grave” is a derisive description applied by conservatives to the President’s $4 trillion plan to enact government programs ranging from pre-school, through college, on to lifetime medical c...
  • Gleanings & Observations
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Informed sources deny that President Biden has asked Jimmy Carter to organize the helicopter rescue of the Americans and Afghan allies abandoned to their fate when Biden decided to obey the Taliban-im...
  • DELTA UP, NEW JOBS DOWN
    07 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    The American economy added a mere 235,000 jobs in August, perhaps one-third of what economists were predicting. Experts reckon that the Delta virus reduced job creation by about 600,000, as workers wi...
  • Gleanings & Observations
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Vice president Kamala Harris stopped off in Vietnam to assure a nation that had witnessed helicopters taking off from Saigon rooftops in 1975 that her boss will stand with them against China. Harris g...
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