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October 13, 2004

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The next president can duck Social Security reform

Schlesinger and Murray have a pre-debate overview of economic issues in today’s Wall Street Journal. All in all, it is not bad.But I do object to their characterization of Social Security. They not…

June 30, 2005

Capital Flows
CNOOC (once again)

The CNOOC bid presumably is motivated by two things. One, Beijing has plenty of cash, and already holds more Treasuries than it wants, so it wants to diversify its portfolio. As I argued earlier, C…

June 1, 2005

Economics
An unbalanced US economy continues to get more unbalanced

Yes, I am repeating myself. But the data is pretty clear.Housing Prices. Up. Particularly in big cities on the coasts. Leading indicators for housing. Up. Check out Calculated Risk for more.Ma…

March 27, 2006

Economics
The Economist’s Lexington columnist needs to get out a bit more …

Rather amazingly, the only US public intellectuals that seem to have made it onto Lexington's radar screen come from the American right.     The Neocon right and its pet idea (invading Iraq), the…

January 16, 2007

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Washington Post really doesn’t like Social Security …

Best I can tell, Social Security is in the best financial shape of any federal program.  It is in far better future shape than Medicare.   And it is in way better shape than the portion of the govern…

April 26, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Ron Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The third time is the charm. That’s at least what Ron Paul hopes. An unsuccessful…

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

June 15, 2011

Lord Stanley’s Cup Meets Globalization

The Stanley Cup trophy. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters) Globalization meets hockey tonight at 8 PM when the Boston Bruins square off against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A…

The Stanley Cup trophy is seen in the National Hockey League’s store in New York, April 15, 2009. The quest for the Stanley Cup begins tonight with the start of the NHL playoffs. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters)

January 27, 2012

Fossil Fuels
How Not To Argue That We’re Running Out Of Affordable Oil

I made a New Year’s resolution to spend less time on this blog explaining why other people are wrong. But New Year’s resolutions are meant to be broken -- and some things just beg for intervention. …

February 21, 2012

Politics and Government
Lessons Learned: Japanese-American Internment During WWII

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942—which set in motion the internme…

December 11, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
U.S. Budget Deal: A Needed Step

I recently returned to the gym after a long hiatus. It was a nightmare to behold, and I ached for days. It’s easy to be critical for what I haven’t been doing, but it was good that I went. Something …