Economics

Victor Matheson On Economic Impact Of Stadiums

(5.13) Here is a chance to learn about the economic impact of baseball stadiums from an impartial expert, Victor Matheson, professor of economics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Or you can go with the $225/hour advisor (sports economist Andrew Zimbalist) hired by House Speaker Mattiello whose sole purpose seems to be providing

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Raimondo And American LeadHERship PAC Insult Our Intelligence

Politifact did itself great credit this month by calling out the “American LeadHERship PAC” — the political action committee concocted to support the prospective gubernatorial campaign of Wall Street acolyte Gina Raimondo — on its shameful hit-piece about her likely Democratic opponent, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.  The PAC’s prospectus implies the preposterous slander that Taveras

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Cutting Megabanks Down To Size By Taking In The Safety Net

My new favorite person is . . . a banker . . . from Texas! Richard W. Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2005, spoke to a gathering in Washington D. C. about the problem of the still too-big-to-fail megabanks and how we can avoid further taxpayer-funded bailouts. New York Times

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“Plutocrats” Author Book Talk And Signing

(1.31) Chrystia Freeland, author of Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else, will speak Thursday at the Watson Institute at Brown University. There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich

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Obama Talking Point Three — Prosperity And Growth

If you want a robust economy, and a job, put a Democrat in the White House. Some facts from Uncle Bill. You see, we believe that “we’re all in this together” is a far better philosophy than “you’re on your own.” (Cheers, applause.) It is. So who’s right? (Cheers.) Well, since 1961, for 52 years

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Urge Obama To Replace Summers With A Progressive

We’ve just launched a new campaign over at Demand Progress.  Please take a few seconds and sign on: An elitist, technocratic multi-millionaire who disdains dissent and made a fortune on Wall Street, Larry Summers typifies what ails the Democratic Party. For the last two years he’s served as director of President Obama’s National Economic Council

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