June 22, 2017

It’s official: We are now $16 trillion in debt

Huzzah! Wait... what?! That. Just. Happened. There’s been a bit of waffling on when exactly it … [Read more...]

Greece: Er, do you think we could get an extension on those austerity benchmarks?

Pressure. And now for an update on what’s happening with the ongoing European debt crisis … [Read more...]

Virginia back in the black for the third year running

It's just how we do. Ah, Virginia — drink it in, it always goes down smooth. I’m never … [Read more...]

Virginia back in the black for the third year running

It's just how we do. Ah, Virginia — drink it in, it always goes down smooth. I’m never … [Read more...]

Submit Paper on The Debt Crisis for the AALS by August 31

One more scholarly paper note....The AALS sections on Poverty Law and Clinical Legal Education will … [Read more...]

Overspending in India

Check out this story in the New York Times about free-wheeling consumer credit in India. Much of the … [Read more...]

Paul Ryan: The American people have one last chance

It all comes down to this. On Fox & Friends this morning, House Budget Committee chairman, … [Read more...]

Mandelman made $454,000 in 1 year as student loan debt collector?

  No, it’s not me.  And shame on you for thinking that even for a moment.  I’m Martin … [Read more...]

Spain scuttles clean-energy subsidies; promptly watches the industry go down like a sinking ship

Renewable energy finally meets a moratorium it doesn't like. Serious question, greenies: is a nation … [Read more...]

Rubio to Geithner: The real crisis, is not admitting there’s a crisis

Denial: It's not just a river in Egypt. On Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner effectively … [Read more...]

Quotes of the day

Trouble. Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the French presidential election makes him the ninth European … [Read more...]

Deutsche Bank Earnings Fall 34%, Worse Than Expected

Deutsche Bank Earnings Fall 34%, Worse Than Expected FRANKFURT–Deutsche Bank, the largest German … [Read more...]

Say, whatever happened to “pay-go”?

Could this be a reason Senate Democrats won't budget? Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed unearths this gem … [Read more...]

We know they’re not evil, because they’re simply not smart enough to be evil.

  In Hollywood movies, we’ve been introduced to villains that have real game.  In the Harry Potter … [Read more...]

Introducing 30 MINUTES OF TALKING – A Mandelman Matters Podcast

OF TALKING A Mandelman Matters Podcast   Introducing a new Mandelman Matters Podcast… 30 … [Read more...]

Reuters: Those “green-collar jobs” promises have been a bust, huh?

And not just in the Solyndra sense, either. When Barack Obama took office, he promised an explosion … [Read more...]

The fallacy of subsidized parity in energy pricing

Solardammerung, continued. Yesterday, the Washington Post told the sad tale of Germany and the rest … [Read more...]

Europe at the Brink – A WSJ Documentary

In this documentary, Wall Street Journal editors and reporters examine the origins of Europe’s … [Read more...]

Conference on the Debt Crisis in the Eurozone

If you happen to be in Reykjavik or thereabouts in early October--or scouting the web for papers … [Read more...]

Defies Credulity Eupdate

Bad news: Eupdate is back. The last big fix to the European debt crisis, quietly unraveling since … [Read more...]

Video: Maxine Waters says the Tea Party can go straight to hell

Wow. Just wow. Our lovely liberal legislators just can’t seem to stop. Rep. Maxine Waters … [Read more...]

Cantor: Obama administration’s actions say, “We want to make it harder to create jobs”

Helpful opining from the House Majority Leader. In a must-read Washington Post op-ed today, House … [Read more...]

Can we grow our way out of our debt crisis?

In part. In order to get the US out of the multigenerational hole we have dug for ourselves, we have … [Read more...]

Video: Marco Rubio vs. John Kerry on the debt crisis

"Compromise without solutions is a waste of time." A long clip but worth every minute. Trust me. … [Read more...]

Report: Lawmakers make 3.4 times what the average working American earns

Shared sacrifice, indeed. For all their hard work to attempt to solve the debt crisis, members of … [Read more...]

Hensarling: New Boehner bill still represents GOP willingness to compromise

What's so extreme about a balanced budget amendment? The new Boehner bill, which looks far more … [Read more...]

Houses of God increasingly face foreclosure

Supercheap, few-questions-asked loans were a temptation even churches could not resist, but now they … [Read more...]

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