Finland and the Eurozone

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Good read in the Economist now about why Finland is suffering from “rescue fatigue.”  Finnish objection to eurozone bailouts isn’t as famous as Germany’s and there isn’t a lot of explanation out there as to precisely why the oppose bailouts, joint bond issues, and some other measures.

Another Quick Thought on Jobs

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Work is leaving me a tired, weary person on my days off, but after playing around on the FRED app (yes, I am that big of a geek), I found a graph that I knew I could do a quick yet coherent post on, even in my present, very near exhausted, state.  It’s the issue […]

Revisiting the Euro Mess

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Gasp!  Yes, a real post!  Over the last several months I have kept up with my reading about the international economic and its goings on, but finding time to write was not so easy.  Of course what’s domination the news now is the same as it was when I took my break – the eurozone.

Super Failure

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I usually never have the energy to write after a 13 hour shift at work, but today’s confirmation of the Super Committee’s failure made me too angry not to.  Because a plan really isn’t that hard to come up with.

It’s Not Class Warfare

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It was a predictable result of the President’s announced deficit reduction plan, which included higher taxes on wealthier Americas nicknamed the “Buffet Tax” for Warren Buffet, the billionaire who has called for higher taxes on the wealthy.  As Fox News played in my mess hall, the term I kept hearing was “class warfare.”  What bullshit.

Irene costs restart Washington budget battle | Reuters

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Irene costs restart Washington budget battle | Reuters. I find Eric Cantor’s assertion that any spending to recover from Irene means spending will have to be cut other places extremely disturbing.  Perhaps if Republicans weren’t so preoccupied with constantly cutting spending, there would be sufficient money in the budget to respond to emergencies.  But regardless, […]

A Thought on Constitutional Rights

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So class at UMUC has started and I’m pretty much done with Week 1 responsibilities on the second day of class.  That’s how I like to start the semester.  Part of the semester is offering analysis and opinion on a host of polisci questions.  For this first week, one question focused on the experience of […]