How do you make esoteric economic wonkery accessible to the public? That was the challenge facing Paul Krugman, one of the world’s most cited economists in academic papers and research. He and his wife are also the authors of the second bestselling college economics textbook in the United States. Krugman...
My Two-for-Tuesday morning train reads: • Coronavirus scare has turned Chinese cities into ghost towns (Inkstone) see also Apple Guides Revenue Lower on Coronavirus (Apple)• Inside Berkshire Hathaway’s Future Without Warren Buffett (Barron’s)• What ‘Rothifying’ 401(k)s Would Mean for Retirees (Wall...
As presidential candidates continue to discuss Medicare for All, John Oliver explores how much it might cost, what it will change, and who it will help.   Medicare for All: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) The post John Oliver: Medicare for All appeared first on The Big Picture. (Source)
@TBPInvictus here: On Presidents Day, it is noteworthy that the current President feels compelled to cap the salaries of those employees who work for the government, who perform duties in the national interest, and  operate essential services for the benefit of the nation. Salary increases limited to 1% annually. That...
My President’s Day plane reads: • Charlie Munger: The Strongest Companies In The World Are In China, Not America (Forbes)• ESG Investing Comes of Age (Morningstar)• A Deeper Dive Into New Rules for Retirement Plans (Wall Street Journal)• Inflation is at historic lows, so why do so many things...
  TV Ratings: Oscars Fall to All-Time Lows I didn’t watch. Who needs to see a throng of self-important lefties revel in their fabulousness while they promote their fatuous work? Yes folks, movies have become baseball in a land of football that is being...
My easy like Sunday morning policy reads: • California Capitalism: After years of inaction by the US federal government, state governments like California’s have forged ahead with solutions to challenges such as climate change  (Project Syndicate)• Ransomware Attacks Grow, Crippling Cities and Businesses (New York Times)• We’re In A...
According to Krugman, today’s Right-Wing is missing the reasonable conservatives like Harvard’s Martin Feldstein – people who can make coherent arguments base on actual facts and provable theory. In the 1980s, we had real arguments about real issues. Today, the room for rationality seems to have disappeared on...
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of French Roast coffee, grab a seat by the window, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • The people’s economist: Paul Samuelson’s mathematical brilliance changed economics, but it was his popular touch that made him a household name...
The Ferrari California is a handsome, front-engined 500+HP V8, whose retractable hard top turn it into an open air cruiser. The classic good looks of these $200k spyders prices them near the lower end of the marquee’s range. Entry level Ferrari? Perhaps, but I have always liked —...