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rjs
denizen of a rural NE Ohio swamp
unencumbered by education, affiliations, beliefs or agenda; im not advocating anything
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Larry Summers
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the problem with saying "hotter" temperatures or something analogous to that is your global baseline...for instance, the largest planet-wide anomaly in the monthly records was in February 2016, when it was 1.21°C (2.18°F) above the 20th century average of 12.1°C (53.9°F). you tell most people that 54 degrees is alarmingly hot & they'll look at you like you're crazy..
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my use of the word war may have been too casual, but my point was that after the Tsai Ing-wen phone call, the marine drone incident and associated saber rattling, and the Navarro appointment, you dont want to be too dependent on imports of lithium or any other strategic metals from China...
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what happens when we go to war with China, which Trump seems to be intent on pushing us towards?
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Kudlow on the Japanese deaths at Fukushima: “The human toll here looks to be much worse than the economic toll, and we can be grateful for that.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLA8nb-RRxY&feature=share
Toggle Commented Dec 20, 2016 on Links for 12-20-16 at Economist's View
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to a lot of people in the Midwest, an older guy mailing pictures of his dick to underage young girls is pretty despicable, regardless of whether easterners like Krugman think that behavior is passable or not....so when the Wall Street Journal reported that hundreds of thousands of Hillarys emails were found on that guys laptop, a lot of people whod otherwise be disgusted by Trumps ties with cross-burners pulled the lever for him anyway, because they found Hillarys ties to perverts like Weiner to be even more disgusting....
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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depends on how many of those people who voted for Obama in 2012 you figure to have joined the pointy white hat club since... http://peakwatch.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83452403c69e201bb0960723f970d-pi
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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What Do Trump Voters Want? for starters, they'd probably want people like Krugman to stop looking down their noses at them like they're lepers..
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2016 on Links for 12-18-16 at Economist's View
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Feedspot is the only site on the web that i pay to use...Anuj started that service when google reader quit, and i picked his feedreader out of a dozen i tried, then upgraded to gold a year later...
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i dont recall offering an opinion, i was just quoting Mr Trump and noting the reaction of American businesses to his tweets...you got a complaint, take it to those businesses, or to Trump himself, or just settle in for four or eight more years of the same...
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2016 on Responsibility at Economist's View
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Here is a December 4th tweet storm from Trump: The U.S. is going to substantially reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. ...... without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ...... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016 according to Bloomberg, Trump's messaging has already resulted in several companies postponing their plans to move overseas. Ross Baldwin, whose San Diego-based firm Tacna helps U.S. companies set up manufacturing operations in Mexico, said three new clients put their plans on hold until they see what Trump does as president. At the McAllen Economic Development Corp., which assists companies seeking to expand across the Mexican border from the Texas city, two of five companies currently considering a move have put the brakes on their plans because of Trump, said Keith Partridge, the development corporation’s chief executive officer. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-14/trump-s-threat-damps-companies-plans-to-move-u-s-jobs-abroad
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2016 on Responsibility at Economist's View
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1) renumeration is not the sole motivation for education... 2) a lot of people are uncomfortable outside of academia...
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lately the Washington Post has been the source of a lot of conspiracy theories, both left and right...can we have a schizophrenic split entry for them?
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youre the third guy to sneer, proving my point, that Kevin Drum nailed it...the one thing that you neoliberal elites do well is to sneer at the rest of us...
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Links for 12-10-16 at Economist's View
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kevin drum nails it...did krugman forget that his candidate called half the electorate "deplorables"?
Toggle Commented Dec 10, 2016 on Links for 12-10-16 at Economist's View
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What should Democrats do to win the votes of the white working class? speaking as someone raised in a white working class family in northeastern Ohio and still living here, they could have nominated Sanders and won Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and PA, where exit polling shows the white working class switched from Obama to Trump in every county... of course, Krugman & the rest of the neoliberals were having none of that...
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most of us have learned not to feed the trolls..
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2016 on Links for 11-24-16 at Economist's View
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you must stop conflating opposition to Obama's corporate protectionist trade deals with Trumpism or Trumpism really will prevail...
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for the most part, the aberrant jump in soybean exports was offset by a corresponding decrease in soybean inventories, thus having little net effect on GDP. we did have a record crop, so "goods and services produced by the US economy" did thereby increase, but not at a 1% of GDP rate as some have alleged...
Toggle Commented Nov 11, 2016 on Links for 11-11-16 at Economist's View
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yep. all i get after voting is "thanks for taking this survey" they must be collecting cookies, too, cause even reloading the page doesn't bring it back...
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ok, anne, these two graphs illustrate what this whole hullabaloo has been about...graph 88RA is what Appelbaum cited, what Krugman wonkishly followed on, and what i disagreed with, because all it shows is that the value of trade went down, largely because of falling prices for commodities...graph 88cJ is adjusted for the changes in price of traded goods and services, and will generate the numbers cited by Dean Baker, which shows that 'real' trade, the QUANTITY of goods and services exported and imported, is still going up...
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2016 on Links for 11-01-16 at Economist's View
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i have an old FRED GDP graph that has both real metrics on it which has since been botched by the FRED redesign, but the FRED datasets i used back then for real exports and imports are EXPGSC96 and IMPGSC96 from the BEA, adjusting nominal current dollar figures for price changes chained to 2009 dollars...those show that real exports have been down irregularly in several quarters over the past two years, but real imports have invariably been up, except for a small downtick in the first quarter of this year...
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2016 on Links for 11-01-16 at Economist's View
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ok, anne, you had me confused for a sec, but now i see what you did...thats the graph for net exports which is exports minus imports..notice the little minus signs on the sidebar? thats data from table 3 line 45 of the GDP report: http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/2016/pdf/gdp3q16_adv.pdf what you want is graphs for lines 46 and line 49 of the same table, then a graph that adds them together, to give you total real trade... that should give you the same figures Dean Baker cites..
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2016 on Links for 11-01-16 at Economist's View
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for anyone who might have noted that my figures on real trade that i posted yesterday were different than those shown by dean baker today; mine were of just trade in goods, dean included services. otherwise, the point he makes is the same...
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2016 on Links for 11-01-16 at Economist's View
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