From Wonkblog: “In rural Appalachia, people are so poor that there is a federal program dedicated to lifting them out of poverty. Through the Appalachian Regional Commission, the government pitches in on projects that these rural communities badly need but can’t quite afford — everything from fixing roads, to building computer labs, to training workers,…
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Mnuchin refuses to budge on protectionist stance
Negotiators gather for talks between EU and Mercosur
Modern finance chafes at the sort of dirigisme Brussels prescribes
He was the father of rock and roll. Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were vastly influential, especially in the U.K., but the progenitor who pushed…
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One of the things we are learning about the former reality TV star / political neophyte currently occupying the White House is that he cares more about appearances and his press coverage than he actually doe about policy. Case in point: The hilariously silly budget proposal he made, omitting nearly three quarters of the budget…
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My easy-like-Sunday-morning reads: • As Easy-Money Era Winds Down, Investors Bet on Growth (Wall Street Journal) • The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency (New Yorker) • Trump delay of the ‘fiduciary rule’ will cost retirement savers $3.7 billion (Economic Policy Institute) • How ‘Consumer Relief’ After Mortgage Crisis Can Enrich Big Banks (New York Times) • Why Corporate Leaders Became…
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New York Times boss Mark Thompson discusses being in the firing line for Donald Trump’s tweets.
The marine engineer has been turned down more than 40 times and went to court to change his name.