Syndicated op-ed columnist @washingtonpost, commentator @cnn, special correspondent @newshour. Previously econ/theater NYT. Econ, immigration, tax, politics etc
Housing starts up 12%...but building *permits* plunged 10%, much worse than expectations. @IanShepherdson writes: "as a general rule, when starts and permits move in opposite directions, trust the permits numbers, which lead and usually are less noisy"
Just 40% of those ages 18 to 29 view capitalism positively; that is the lowest share in any age group, and 33 percentage points lower than the share of those 65 and older.
Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government says residents whose wealth exceeds 3 million euros ($2.9 million) will be subject to a new asset tax in 2023 and 2024
Took a lot of advanced planning for Trump to declassify the documents that FBI agents would later plant at his home
Amazing. Gov. Greg Abbott's "enhanced" truck inspections turned up zero drugs or migrants, but cost Texas consumers and businesses an estimated $4.2 billion. Delays resulted in $240 million in spoiled produce alone.