Posts Tagged ‘Angela Merkel’

  • Pantsuits Convey Power

    Power and Pantsuits

    Nov 29, 12 • 179 Views • Economic History, Gender gap, Labor, UncategorizedNo Comments

    Today, some thoughts about pantsuits and power. One scholarly analysis of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits concluded that they displayed her toughness. In a Harper’s Bazaar interview, Nancy Pelosi is asked, “How many pantsuits do you have?” Her answer:...

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 92 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic History, Financial Markets, Government, International Trade and Finance, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, Money and Monetary Policy, UncategorizedNo Comments

    With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the Greek government thought...