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The work of Erik Hare. Politics, people and their connections.

Located: St Paul, Minnesota
Tags: Politics, People, Writing, Connections, News, Economy

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Back to Even on Feb 6, 2012 in Money, NoozeIt came as a shock – the pleasant kind of surprise that sent the stock market soaring to levels not seen in a long time.  The January employment report, released last Friday, showed a growth of 240k jobs last month.  … Continue reading U...



Negative Interest on Feb 3, 2012 in Money, NoozeModern finance has seen many innovations in the last 20 years.  The Black-Scholes-Merton theory promised risk-free investment if it was properly hedged, or insured through market based options.  That spawned a whole new category of investment in de...



Drugs on Feb 1, 2012 in Nooze, “Just say ‘No!’.” Drugs have not been discussed frankly and openly in US politics since the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 was passed. The framework passed then set up five categories or “schedules” of drugs based on their medical use...



One Crisis at a Time, Please on Jan 30, 2012 in Money, NoozeThere is a deadline – March 20th.  There is a plan – 70% default, much higher than what’s been suggested before.  The Greek Crisis has everything it needs to conclude after two and a half years standing on the edge … Continue reading &#...



No Way! on Jan 27, 2012 in Nooze, Urban LifeThe air was heavy with only a slight chill weighing down the slushy footsteps down the sidewalk of Seventh Street.  It wasn’t exactly a crowd that slipped past the Ice Bar at Moe’s along the route of Saturday’s parade but … Continue read...



Gingrich? Really? on Jan 25, 2012 in Nooze, PoliticsThe Republican Establishment has a problem.  The real issue is that no one seems to like their designated choice for President, Mitt Romney.  The personification of this problem is Newt Gingrich, running what seems to be more of a grudge … Co...