ACC Archives

Month: June 2012
Alan Blinder Wants “Evidence-Based” Economic Policy

In the article below, Alan Blinder, former Fed Vice Chair and partisan Democrat, says we need an “evidence-based” economic policy based on “facts and logic.” Unfortunately Blinder’s article is almost entirely free of evidence, facts, or logical chains of argument....

Trust Chinese Economic Numbers at Your Peril

We have referred to China as the ultimate crony capitalist state and Wolf Richter over at Testosterone Pit seems to agree. He explains that despite what we hear coming out of China officially, even though the government sanctioned numbers solidly...

A Paradise for Parasites: Washington DC

I live outside of Washington DC, right where Northern Virginia ends (ie the suburbs of DC) and the real Virginia begins. It’s as close to the heart of the beast as my wife and I could get without breaking into...