Industrial War Machine Complex – Buy Bitcoin Defeat Corrupt Governments Everywhere!!


Archives by tag

A Natural Experiment For Philadelphia’s Soda Tax

Via Political Calculations blog, The city of Philadelphia's controversial soda tax is providing a lot of material for serious scientists to evaluate the effects of arbitrarily imposing a tax on the distribution of a range of naturally and artificially-sweetened beverages. Since we're near the end of the tax's first year of being in effect, we […]

In Dramatic Reversal, China Gives Up On Deleveraging Pledge

Last week, when looking at the latest Chinese credit data, we made two troubling observations: first, China’s economic growth was slowing across a number of key data points despite massive new credit injected into the economy over the past year. Second, that the formerly massive credit impulse – which was responsible for pushing the global […]

Doing This In College Will Boost Your Income By 36% – But It Will Also Make You Dumber

Years ago, we reported on the shockingly effective college-to-Wall Street pipeline established by Sigma Chi Epsilon, a fraternity whose members made it a goal to build a “little fraternity on Wall Street.” By offering insider tips, as well as offers to intervene on candidates’ behalf, members of the fraternity have helped populate banks like J.P. […]

Private-Plane Taxes: Another Way The Poor Subsidize The Rich

Wealthy CEOs and athletes have found a loophole that allows them to minimize their tax bills while traveling in style – all at the expense of the everyday traveler who flies commercial and must bear an outsize percentage of aviation taxes in the US. According to a Bloomberg analysis of government data, operators of private […]