James Pethokoukis

James Pethokoukis


@AEI DeWitt Wallace Fellow. @CNBC Contributor. @Jeopardy! champ. @TheWeek columnist. Ex-@Reuters columnist. @MedillSchool. @NorthwesternU. ? ? ? ??

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“While most Americans still see Moscow as a key U.S. adversary, new polling suggests that view is changing, most notably among the households of military members.”

“The twelve thousand troops sent to resolve the machinery riots amounted to more people than the army Wellington took into the Peninsular War against Napoleon in 1808.” - @carlbfrey  in “The Technology Trap

“For you are life, rarer than a quark and unpredictable beyond the dreams of Heisenberg; the clay in which the forces that shape all things leave their fingerprints most clearly.”

“Britain’s edge during the Industrial Revolution did not lie in the absence of resistance against technological change, but in its government’s consistently and vigorously siding with the ‘party’ for innovation “ - Joel Mokyr

GOLDMAN SACHS: " ... our more comprehensive lower-income wage tracker has accelerated to 4.3% year-on-year, which is not only the fastest pace since the financial crisis but is also above the peak rate of the previous cycle and near the peak rates of the 1990s expansion."

GOLDMAN SACHS: "Over the next few quarters, we expect gradual acceleration to a 2¼-2½% pace on the back of easier financial conditions, an end to the trade escalation, and a reduced drag from the inventory adjustment in the goods-producing sector."

Another year of job gains like 2019, and the unemployment rate could begin with a 2.

Understand the will — perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure — that it is taking right now for me to NOT tweet exclusively about two things: @watchmen  and @KrisBryant_23 .

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Why is US prime-age labor participation rate lower than in most other advanced economies? Goldman Sachs offers an explanation:

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Some eye-popping numbers on Clinton's growing popular vote lead, via at @TheAtlantic 

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GOLDMAN SACHS: “... the costs of US tariffs have fallen entirely on US businesses and households, with no clear reduction in the prices charged by Chinese exporters. “

This new talking point that immigrants — even if they came here as children — are not *really* patriotic, trustworthy Americans ... is something.

Wages are rising fastest for those on the lower end

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Kentucky Governor Signs Bill Untangling Hair Braiders from Unnecessary Regulations

"The only president to take office during a stronger economy is George HW Bush" via @FT 

Imagine this 1984 headline: "Soviets had contacts with Mondale team during campaign ..."

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