A Republican recession? Pethokoukis writes:. The former might not be decisive enough to save the party in , while the latter might be just damaging enough to do it in for sure. It has a nice, understandable narrative, too.
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Counting on votes: The economics of elections | INTHEBLACK
In an election season shaken by terrorism fears, immigration politics and economic anxiety, a shiny precious metal might seem like an odd fixation, but Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, a Republican presidential hopeful, said recently that the dollar should have a fixed value in gold, and some rivals for the Republican nomination said a return to the old standard was worth studying. But economic historians describe this as nostalgia for a time that never was. Proponents of the gold standard generally overstate the benefits of putting golden handcuffs on a central bank, historians say, and the costs of that reduced flexibility are considerable. In , the University of Chicago asked 40 leading economists whether a gold standard would improve the lives of average Americans. All 40 said no.
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On Saturday Nov. On Jan 5, , Georgians went to the polls to vote in the two runoff elections for their state's U. The election was of special importance because it determined who would gain control of the Senate. Senate to the Democratic party.
Despite the nonstop coverage of the ongoing Republican primary battle on cable news and talk radio programs, the American voter remains notoriously ill-informed. This is doubtless related to the dwindling amount of local news consumption among most Americans. A Pew Research Center report, which I recently cited , found that, for the first time ever, people are regularly getting their campaign news more from national cable news programs than from local television stations, and more from the Internet than from their local newspapers. Fortunately, at least two websites have emerged in this election cycle that hope to narrow the information gap and help voters decide on a candidate by surveying them on a host of questions and then matching them with the candidate whose policy positions accord most closely with their own. ElectNext and iSideWith.