Congressional Jerks Mansplain All Over Janet Yellen

Sometimes people show their true selves without realizing it and this week that award goes to Congress, specifically Reps Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) and Bill Huizenga (R-Mich). The men asked many silly questions of the first female Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, then repeatedly cut her off before she could answer. »7/18/14 6:00pm7/18/14 6:00pm


Economic Luminary Anna Schwartz Dies With a Lot of Pats on the Back But no Nobel Prize

Anna Schwartz, a research economist who worked with Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, died in her home Thursday at the age of 96. Despite a career crowned by the War and Peace of economic scholarship, the 900-page A Monetary History of the United States, 1867-1960, Schwartz was continually overshadowed by her… »6/22/12 9:30am6/22/12 9:30am

John McCain And Colin Powell: The Bromance Is Really Over

The end of every relationship has its he-said, he-said moments, like who called who last and who should have told who what. Colin Powell and John McCain are no different, but Racialicious Editrix Latoya Peterson »10/21/08 10:00am10/21/08 10:00am and I try to help by creating a playlist for the former paramours. Our thoughts on that, why we aren't Real…

We Ain't Gonna Take It, And Paulson And Bernanke Ain't Gonna Get It

  • Treasury Secretary Paulson and Fed Chair Bernanke were on the Hill today, metaphorical hats in hands, asking for gobs of money and the ability to spend it with no oversight. Unlike what Sarah Palin actually said about the Bridge To Nowhere, Congress told them, "No thanks." [Washington Post]
  • Dick Cheney tried his hand…
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John McCain: The Story Of Crocs Is The Story Of The American Economy

I like to give John McCain the benefit of the doubt when it's clear he's making a joke. (Like about how he stopped beating his wife.) So I want to defend this clip where he holds up the company Crocs as some paragon of American business innovation. I mean, on one hand, hahahaha: a company that owes its entire business… »7/08/08 11:30am7/08/08 11:30am

Jeremiah Wright: Still The Least Of Our Problems, But Our Problems Kind Of Suck

  • "He's obviously a well-educated, sincere man who has done good work in building Trinity United Church of Christ. But, to borrow a phrase that Wright might have used in one of his sermons, his rant at the Press Club demonstrates, that he is also a damn fool." [TheRoot]
  • Surely I wasn't the only one who detected some…
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Tiffany Sales Could Save The Economy, But It's Probably Too Late For "Gross National Happiness"

Do you spend a lot of time thinking about the Gross Domestic Product? You might be tempted to say "no," and scroll down hoping for the next picture of Shiloh Jolie-PItt, but the fact is that you will probably vote in November, and probably for the candidate you most trust to stave off this "recession" and the… »3/24/08 1:30pm3/24/08 1:30pm