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Can the Government Run the Economy?

September 17, 2019 at 8:25 am | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Is our economy a machine, like an automobile, a train or a power plant? One constantly hears phrases such as the economy “is overheating” or “needs to cool off” or “could use some stimulus.” These aren’t harmless metaphors. They epitomize how economists have taught us to see an economy–as something that can be manipulated, guided

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“Can the Government Run the Economy?”

Scott Morrison announces 2019 Australian federal election date

September 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Good morning everyone. Earlier this morning, I visited the governor general here in Canberra and he accepted my advice for an election to be held on 18 May. Despite global economic headwinds, Australia’s economy is strong. We are delivering the first budget surplus in more than a decade. Unemployment is at decade lows. And last

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People on the Street: Should There Be a World Government?

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A world government would be a great government because there would be a lot less confusion. Different governments follow different religions; different governments follow different politics. What is really cool in our neck of the woods just is not going down in like Yemen or something, you know, so a world government would work. It

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“People on the Street: Should There Be a World Government?”

Brexit: is a snap election part of Boris Johnson’s strategy? | FT

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Boris Johnson says he doesn’t want a general election, and he does want a deal with the European Union on Brexit. Can both be true? Here with me to discuss this is Sebastian Payne, our political reporter. So I think Boris Johnson doesn’t want to be seen to be having a general election although, in

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US budget deficit tops $1 trillion as government spending increases

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GO BACK TO THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION. LET’S GET THE READ AGAIN FROM OUR PANELISTS. HAROLD FORWARD JR HAROLD FORDARD JR HAROLD FORD RD JR HAROLD FORD JR JR HAROLD FORD JR.,R HAROLD FORD JR., LEE CARTER, CHARLIE GASPARINO. I’M LOOKING AT THESE CROSS-CURRENTS AND SAYING NOWHERE IS THIS IN THE TOP TEN LIST FOR VOTERS.

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“US budget deficit tops $1 trillion as government spending increases”

Ireland election amid border talks, carmakers report results

September 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Here are some of the big stories the Financial Times will be watching in the week ahead. Ireland goes to the polls in a presidential election as Brexit negotiations over the Irish border rumble on. Earnings season for big carmakers is in full swing. We’ll be watching results from Renault, Ford, PSA, and Daimler. And

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Trump’s re-election could be in trouble if economy wavers

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LAUREN: AS WE HEAD INTO THE 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY, A RECENT GALLUP POLL MAKES IT SOUND LIKE THERE WON’T BE AS MANY CELEBRATING. 45% SAID THEY’RE EXTREMELY PROUD TO BE AMERICAN, FAR OFF THE HIGH OF 70% IN 2003. LET’S BRING IN WASHINGTON EXAMINER COMMENTARY WRITER, TIANA LOWE. YOU HEARD GARRETT’S REPORT. HOW DOES

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“Trump’s re-election could be in trouble if economy wavers”

California Forward: How to Move Government Closer to the People – Sign our Petition

September 11, 2019 at 6:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

[music-guitar] The most complex problems [rain falling] sometimes have the most common-sense solutions. [birds chirping] In california our government is too far from the people that represents. It’s easy for leaders to lose touch with the communities they serve. Too often funding comes with restrictions that limit the flexibility local governments [stretching sound] need to

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Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election? | IN 60 SECONDS

September 10, 2019 at 8:25 pm | Articles, Blog | Colt Stanton -

Hillary Clinton unexpectedly lost the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Those are states that have gone Democratic in past elections. The question is, why did they switch this time? The reasons really, you can look for them in the “out states” of those regions, in central and western Pennsylvania, outside Pittsburgh and

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“Why did Hillary Clinton lose the election? | IN 60 SECONDS”