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Inflation! Clubhouse Discussion

[OC] Prices Change of Selected Items in the U.S. from 1980 from r/dataisbeautiful Looking forward to today’s clubhouse discussion on Inflation! You can join in here January 30, 2011 LI Home Affordability: Bad, and Getting Worse March 5, 2012 Why the Fed Overruled FDIC on […]

Tuesday assorted links

1. John Naisbett has passed away. 2. Suicides down for 2020, misery loves company? 3. What it is like to be in a human challenge trial. The argument that the muon results are for real. 4. Eric Weinstein on geometric unity. Is he right? Is […]

160 Years of Risk Management

How do you manage through social and technological disruption over a century and a half? If you are John E. Schlifske, CEO of Northwestern Mutual, you build on your strengths while improving any weaknesses. That is his explanation as to how the 160-year old firm […]

You may not agree with this, still it is a sign of how much progress green energy has made

Yes this is being asserted with a straight face and indeed it might be true!: To reliably achieve deep decarbonization of the US power sector, a candidate policy must perform robustly across a range of possible future trajectories of demand, fossil fuel prices, and prices […]

10 Tuesday AM Reads

My Two-for-Tuesday morning train WFH reads: • After Pandemic, Shrinking Need for Office Space Could Crush Landlords Some big employers are giving up square footage as they juggle remote work. That could devastate building owners and cities. (New York Times) but see Why New York […]

Where is (non-state capacity) libertarianism evolving?

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one bit: I would say that the purer forms of libertarianism are evolving: from a set of policy stances on political questions to a series of projects for building entire new political worlds… Much […]

Ideology and performance in public organizations

We combine personnel records of the United States federal bureaucracy from 1997-2019 with administrative voter registration data to study how ideological alignment between politicians and bureaucrats affects the personnel policies and performance of public organizations. We present four results. (i) Consistent with the use of […]

Monday assorted links

1. The economics of Substack and Ghost (NYT). 2. Short SNL video if The Woke invaded Star Trek. And “Atomic Superyacht to Offer $3 Million Eco-Tours With Scientists” (Bloomberg). 3. Exaggerated, but an update on Sweden (and Uruguay). And perspective from Andreas Backhaus. And excess […]

Transcript: John Schlifske

The transcript from this week’s MiB with John Schlifske, Northwestern Mutual CEO, is below. You can stream and download our full conversation, including the podcast extras on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google, Bloomberg, and Acast. All of our earlier podcasts on your favorite pod hosts can […]

BBRG: Don’t Fall for the ‘Cash on the Sidelines’ Trope

Don’t Fall for the ‘Cash on the Sidelines’ TropeMoney coursing through the economy can impact markets and investor sentiment for the better, just not in the way many think.Bloomberg, April 12, 2021 The FOMC cut rates to zero, and as Federal Reserve Chair Jay Powell […]