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Did you miss it? After the failed candidacy of Herman Cain for a seat on the Fed, Trump has proposed Stephen Moore for that very seat. Just unbelievable ... Trump does all that God forbids ... sorry I forgot, God is owned by the Evangelical preachers across the Wild West and Red states.

Link to my comment here, read more ...

Re: The American Century - End of Exceptionalism

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 02:05:16 PM EST
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Thursday morning, despite an increasing chorus of skeptics among Senate Republicans, Stephen Moore insisted that he was still on the verge of being formally nominated to the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors.

"I'm all in," he told Bloomberg reporters.

The White House, however, was not. Within a couple of hours, President Donald Trump had pulled the plug. "Steve Moore, a great pro-growth economist and a truly fine person, has decided to withdraw from the Fed process," he tweeted. "I've asked Steve to work with me toward future economic growth in our Country."

Moore follows Herman Cain, whom Trump said he would nominate to the Fed but who withdrew after extensive criticism, especially over past accusations of sexual harassment. In Moore's case, the crucial flaws were a long record of economic illiteracy and offensive remarks, especially about women.

Trump sure picks 'em.

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 03:44:31 PM EST
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Doh, now I've clicked on your link...

I used to be afew. I'm still not many.
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 03:46:09 PM EST
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Clearly, truly, a fine person, fit to walk in Trump's footsteps, a few paces back...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 05:26:49 PM EST
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Are there any anti-growth economists? "pro-growth economist" is meaningless noise.
by StillInTheWilderness on Mon May 13th, 2019 at 04:25:54 PM EST
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Doesn't that describe all the austerity economists?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon May 13th, 2019 at 04:31:52 PM EST
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Kenneth Boulding a co-founder of General Systems Theory.  

One of his quotes:

Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad or an economist.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue May 14th, 2019 at 04:32:09 PM EST
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What I haven't figured out (for want of interest) is why so much, if not all, public opposition to these nominees has come from the GOP organ of "surrogates". How is it, given the circumstances of Trump "tyranny" and deregulation, that any of them may be bothered to object?

I suppose, the nominee who finally poses no objections from GOP senators will supply a rationale of sorts, typically, profit potential.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri May 3rd, 2019 at 03:48:00 PM EST
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