Category Archives: U.S. Politics

Alicia Moritz Dante Ruffalo March 02

A LITTLE INFLATION HELPS A LOT

Inflation hawks are critics of the Federal Reserve and include politicians such as Ron Paul (who understands so little about economics he actually believes you shouldn’t use numbers in estimating things like GDP growth, i.e. Austrian School of Economics, which was debunked as nonsense). Mr. Paul writes alarming newsletters every week warning about soaring inflation. […]

dante Ruffalo alicia moritz March 19

WHAT ALAN GREENSPAN AND LIBOR HAVE IN COMMON

My all time favorite quote from former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan is ‘I underestimated the extent to which market participants would behave irrationally.’ Said to Congress by the 88-year-old in a grave tone one would think it to be an honest admission. That however, is hardly the case.  Let me explain what a ‘market participant’ […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz March 01

WHY DON’T SUPREME COURT JUSTICES KNOW MATH?

Monday, the Supreme Court will here Hall v. Florida.  The issue in the case is whether the Florida state court erred in sentencing to death a man with an IQ below the threshold for intellectual disability (IQ of 70). In 2002, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in Atkins, a similar case of a ‘mentally retarded’ man sentenced to […]

Dante Ruffalo Alicia Moritz February 28

FACTORY WORKERS DON’T REJECT UNIONS

Autoworkers at a Volkswagen car manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee rejected an offer to join the United Autoworkers Union.  The UAW is known to negotiate higher wages, better benefits and stronger pension plans for factory workers at autoplants.  The other notable feature of the UAW is turning states Blue.  Since Democrats support unions and Republicans […]

Dante Ruffalo February 26

Judiciary

After medical school, I attained a law degree with a concentration in patent law.  Where possible, I will write legal analyses of issues before the Supreme Court and occasionally write an argument.  I will also try to explain the legal principals used in the decisions of lower courts because often the media states the conclusion […]

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