We like “green” energy. The water in my childhood home in the 80s was heated by solar panels. We like wind, and the rest. But we like it within the market.
Green energy can exist within the market despite what many people believe. In a world of 6 billion people and growing there is absolutely a market for cleaner energy sources. In many parts of the world solar particularly makes sense on micro levels. Lives can be made better with solar.
Believe it or not I actually attended this rally as an observer. I marched along with everyone and everything. It was literally the coldest day of the winter which was kind of funny.
This is not the venue to discuss global warming, or climate change, or whatever. I have friends in the environmental movement for whom climate change is an important issue and one they take very seriously. I have been fortunate to hear their perspectives over the years and they have informed me on the issue.
I am sure Ms. Clinton will be focusing on the fact that the EPA knew that there was lead in Flint’s water for 1 full YEAR without making the information public. I’m am also sure she’ll be calling for massive reforms at the agency and exploring fully how it could be that the federal government allowed thousands to be poisoned. Almost positive that will be her area of attention.
How nice for him.
Geithner speaking at the Center for American Progress. No doubt discussing the ins and outs of private equity economics.
Well, it seems the former president of Mexico doesn’t much care for Donald Trump’s idea. I just figured that Trump was buddies with one of the crony allstars Carlos Slim, the Mexican concrete magnate, and they had a deal ready to go. But maybe not.
“Labor unions are super PACs. Now they’re super PACs that we like, so Democrats don’t go after labor unions.” -Howard Dean
This is not a bad rhetorical tack as it is basically the only one Hillary has if she wants to continue to hide the transcripts. (By the way, there has got to be someone who recorded those speeches on their phone. Must be.)
And Howard Dean, Mr. Moveon.org, Mr. “Progressive” is attacking Bernie Sanders for his connections to unions?
Lloyd and Hillary enjoy a salad.
Attached is a video from financial world gadfly Max Keiser. He is bombastic and I don’t agree with everything the guy has to say, but he is often, very often, right on.
As we’ve said before, imagine if a private company knew that Flint’s water was full of lead for A YEAR and didn’t make sure the public knew about it one way or another?
But the EPA? Well, there are rules for private citizens and then there are rules for cronies in government. (As we see time and again.)
For a pro-free enterprise site we are pretty nice to Bernie Sanders. We respect the dogfight he’s in right now and he’s an interesting guy. But…Well, we’ll let Tom address some of the issues.
If you comment on this one please watch the entire video.
The universe has patterns. Either go with the flow or pay later. Looks like we are “paying later.”
A serious recession would be terribly trying particularly in light of the geopolitical jockeying going on right now. Acute financial pressure, and it is already acute in some parts of the world, makes for instability. Leaders do stupid things when countries are in economic pain.
But don’t worry the official unemployment rate is 4.9% so everything is cool. No problems. None.
I have become a big fan of Senator Sasse. His definition of “conservative” is I think right on the money. Though I would say that the term “conservative” doesn’t really feel right to me these days. I would argue that what is today called conservative, very limited government, rule of law, generally an affirmation of The Enlightenment in many respects, is actually quite forward thinking and not retrograde as the term “conservative” implies. I don’t think most “conservatives” want to conserve the massive and intrusive state which this country has been saddled with since the Wilson administration.
He should, and in this very narrow statement Sanders is almost correct. What Sanders does not mention however is that the reason Goldman Sachs acted the way it did, indeed why it COULD act the way it did in the lead up to 2008 was because its “greed” was facilitated by the Federal Reserve. The central planners wanted Goldman Sachs and the other banks to leverage themselves out. This was the goal. The Great Recession was created by the Federal Reserve,