Posts Tagged ‘Romney’

It's Nate Silver's World, And We Just Live In It

It’s Nate Silver’s World, And We Just Live In It

By The Banker | Blog Posts

With less than two weeks to go in the election, that Jay-Z song has been running through my head, because indeed, “Who is gonna run this town tonight?” But the answer I keep coming back to isn’t Mitt or Barack, but rather Nate Silver and his Five Thirty Eight site.  Everyone I know is absolutely [&hellip

Book Review: Unintended Consequences

Book Review: Unintended Consequences

By The Banker | Book Reviews, Wall Street

Would you like to understand where Mitt Romney’s economic ideas come from? As soon as Edward Conard hit the book-selling circuit with Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You’ve Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong, I started to get messages from my reliably liberal friends.  Conard made the cover of The New York Times Magazine, – [&hellip

Interview Part II: A Member of the 1% on Mitt Romney and the Death of the American Dream

Interview Part II: A Member of the 1% on Mitt Romney and the Death of the American Dream

By The Banker | Audio Posts, Inequality

Please click above to listen to full interview. I continue the conversation with Jim, a member of the 1% who made his career in advertising to the high-end consumer, and who has studied the stratification of America professionally.  We spoke about the problem Mitt Romney will have portraying himself as a “Job Creator,” the disappearance [&hellip