With just two days remaining until the 2010 mid-term elections, all signs point to a conservative landslide in the House, Senate and state legislative races. This might not come as a huge surprise to students of American political history, who are trained to expect major gains by the "out of power" political party in a mid-term election, but the pre-election polling data suggests we are on the verge of something bigger than the predictable tropical storm . . . this one is shaping up to look more like a hurricane.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Last week, a trio of academics -- Peter Diamond (MIT), Dale Mortensen (Northwestern) and Christopher Pissarides (London School of Economics) -- were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics for their groundbreaking analysis of markets in a way that challenged people to think beyond the traditional supply/demand balance equation.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The political campaign underway in California to determine who will be elected the next Governor of our state took an interesting turn a couple weeks ago. During a debate between the two major candidates -- Former Gov. Jerry Brown, the Democratic Party nominee, and Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, the Republican Party nominee -- both candidates were asked about their proposals for dealing with illegal immigration in California.