Still boggled at the notion of crime as an electoral issue (chart ends at 2013, but no significant change since)
Donald Trump just cited our data on homicides. Here's that 17% increase he mentioned. wapo.st/29Xo2GK
Trump thinks we're living in Escape From New York: politico.com/story/2016/07/…
Something I wrote in 2007, even more true now: Same Old Party nyti.ms/29P8MPb
But Trump has found a way to take the spotlight off Cruz
On a night that was supposed to be about jobs and the economy, we heard about Benghazi. One reason why:
Trending on Twitter right now
Recently the Times warned that the GOP might *become* "a party of white identity politics". Ahem:
The Irish Central Statistics Office wants me to note a small correction to the Irish Times report I tweeted out.
Leprechaun economics: Ireland reports 26 percent growth! But it doesn't make sense. Why are these in GDP?
Book endorsement: I'm a fan of everything Charlie Stross, but his latest takes the giddy fun up to eleven
Something I wrote last summer that wasn't 100% right but not too bad: nyti.ms/1JLuCcf
Brexit, pursued by a bear?
Meanwhile, in the financial fever swamps
The Great Capitulation: markets seem to have accepted secular stagnation, even if the Fed hasn't
I know, stocks have predicted 9 of the last 5 recessions etc. Still, the absence of a Brexit plunge is striking
Whoever did this *wants* hysteria. Don't be a useful idiot.
10-year real rate is back below zero. In a rational world we'd be building infrastructure.
If Politico front page is any guide -- and it does tell you the state of CW -- emails are a one-cycle story
For some reason I'm seeing a fresh wave of "hyperinflation is coming!" articles. Derp springs eternal.
Gold prices have generally moved with real interest rates (shown inverted), NOT fears of collapse or inflation
Don't know much about history (or anything else), Paul Ryan on July 4th edition: