Ben White

Ben White

POLITICO Chief Economic Correspondent and Morning Money columnist. CNBC contributor. Encrypted email: DM for Signal.

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Someone tell me what to get for dinner I just can’t anymore

Also if it’s not a fried oyster po boy from Guy’s on Magazine Streer or a mufaletta from Central Grocery I don’t want it.

I will leave it. But if you've lived in New Orleans you know what it's like to be overwhelmed by a desire to be back there and riding the street car to work and eating a bag of crawfish in Audubon Park and catching tunes at the Maple Leaf and ending the night at Cafe Du Monde.

I mean the crackling smoky smell of the street car zapping its wires and rolling down St. Charles under the giant live oaks... God. Forget it. (Ok. Enough. Enough now.)

Wall Street and the top end of the U.S. economy are rocking. Beneath that are food lines and suffering, presenting a huge challenge for Joe Biden.

Yes I received your generic corporate Happy Thanksgiving email. No I did not open it.

I assume you are thankful. I know you are sorry this year has brought hardships. We're good.

Former Obama official Brian Deese strongly in the lead to be Biden’s top White House econ adviser. But progressive groups could try and stop it. Also news on CEA. By me and @mmcassella 

The minks don’t actually re-animate. Sorry to disappoint.


So our friends lost their sweet setter Pete today. He and some other dogs surprised a black bear while on a hike. Pete bravely protected the rest of the crew who got to safety. Pete later succumbed to his injuries. He was an older guy and went out a true hero. RIP PETE THE HERO!

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Pretty incredible that we've gone from "hoax" and "totally under control" to a best case scenario of 100K to 200K dead from the #coronavirus . We lost 115K in World War I.

Never been more jealous of a curve in my life. Man they nailed it. Via Time.

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Give us your Norwegians, your Swedes, your Danes, your well-dressed skiers, yearning to give up free health care and mandatory paid leave...

I don't think it's gotten enough attention that Trump celebrated the exact same Dow milestone almost exactly a year apart. Like is he not aware that this means the market did nothing for a year?

This is true if you don't include 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1996-2000, 04, 05

Stop pretending you know what day of the week it is. Because you don’t. Nobody does.

No NFL player has ever protested the national anthem. I wish people would stop saying they have. It's so lazy.

I have minimal capacity to understand how we are talking about whether or not to keep the United Postal Service running.