Category Archives: Banana republic

Latest Award of Frederic Mishkin Iceland Prize for Intellectual Integrity: Former CBO Director Holtz-Eakin’s Garbage-In, Garbage Out Attack on Dodd Frank

As readers know all too well, there is so much obviously half-baked economic research that this site could turn itself over to shredding examples and only scratch the surface. But we have established the Frederick Mishkin Iceland Prize for Intellectual Integrity to highlight outstanding examples of economic shillery in which the attempt at analysis is obviously cooked so as to produce a pre-determined outcome.


Fast Track/TPP: The Death of National Sovereignty, State Sovereignty, Separation of Powers, and Democracy

How the TPP, if passed and implemented, would create profound governance changes in the United States without benefit of the constitutional amendments that would normally be required to accomplish such changes.


Bill Black: Obama & TPP – Every One That Doeth Evil Hateth the Light

President Obama wants the world to know that he takes it personally that the Democratic Party’s base opposes his latest effort to sell out the people of the world to the worst corporations through the infamous Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal.