Independent economic analysis: A Trump loss would be far better for the economy

I’ll never understand why people think Republican presidents — and Republicans in general — are good for the economy. We have decades of economic data that say otherwise. When it comes to the economy, Republicans are like loud, stumbling drunks who keep insisting they’re okay to drive. Every Friday and Saturday night they plow into the…

Ali Velshi strikes again with an economic truth seldom told on cable

There are few cable or network news hosts willing to go where Ali Velshi goes economically and politically. He has the skill set necessary to get the point across without excessive offense to the sensibilities of the oligarchy. Ali Velshi did it again. x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. I was busy finishing my new…

Trump wants to shut down Twitter and national economic forecasts … what a day!

Trump looks for another distraction using the Twitter fact-check of his misinformation, hunting for some lawfare disruption, even as he withholds economic forecasts. Can’t fact check anything like an economic downturn if you don’t have them. The White House will only release forecast information until it serves the reelection effort, just prior to the November…

Obama economist: Trump economic indicators could soar just before the 2020 election

Obama’s senior economist Jason Furman believes that just before the election Trump’s economic indicators could begin to soar. For those who do not understand economics and relative growth, we will need to tell the truth about the absolute data which will be bad. Trump soaring economic indicators? Watch the full episode here. From the Politico article “The…

Trump economic adviser: 'Our human capital stock is ready to get back to work'

Don’t worry, faceless industrial-production facilitators! Your output will be duly leveraged when the time comes! Never fear! Steven Mnuchin will not be forced to empty the contents of his safe deposit boxes to pay for his wife’s spider monkey placenta face creams. White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."…

Trump economic adviser compares anti-shelter-in-place protesters to Rosa Parks

Oh, hell no. Stephen Moore, the crank economist who thinks tax cuts are the medicine for whatever ails you, is planning a “drive-in” protest against Wisconsin’s Safer at Home policy, and he’s making a comparison that’s, well, pretty fucking offensive. Politico: “They’re going to shut down the Capitol — shh, don’t tell anybody,” Moore, a…

Steve Schmidt: Trump caused deaths and economic collapse

Steve Schmidt appeared on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and went right into his truth-telling about Trump immediately after being asked about Trump’s reelection prospects. “We have tens of thousands of Americans who will lose lives they didn’t have to,” Schmidt said. “We see an economic collapse that didn’t have to be. And we see…