"It is easy to confuse what is with what ought to be, especially when what is has worked out in your favor."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, then that's ones on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I'm not going to stop the wheel. I'm going to break the wheel."

- Daenerys Targaryen


"The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts? Where's the God of Tits and Wine?"

- Tyrion Lannister


"The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never are."

- Jorah Mormont


"These bad people are what I'm good at. Out talking them. Out thinking them."

- Tyrion Lannister


"What happened? I think fundamentals were trumped by mechanics and, to a lesser extent, by demographics."

- Michael Barone

"If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to."
- Dorothy Parker

Friday, December 02, 2016

current account surpluses

If the Chinese can buy US Treasuries to appreciate the dollar, why can't the US buy Chinese and German government bonds in order to reduce the trade deficit?

If they wont' allow it, then dont allow them to buy US Treasuries.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Totebaggers who gave us Trump are in denial

EMichael, Trump and Obamacare


If the White Working Class Is the Problem, What's the Solution? by Kevin Drum

On Wisconsin! by Barkley Rosser

It's Rarely One Thing by Duncan Black

they’re going to keep losing by Freddie deBoer

Trump Won a Lot of White Working-Class Voters Who Backed Obama by Eric Levitz

      Nate Cohn: 
Clinton suffered her biggest losses in the places where Obama was strongest among white voters. It's not a simple racism story

Monday, November 07, 2016

Friday, November 04, 2016