StanCollender'sCapitalGainsandGames

Washington, Wall Street and Everything in Between



As you travel from Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, economic rationality stops and political rationality takes over just as you hit the Beltway. This site is your ticket across that gap, analyzing what makes political sense, what makes economic sense, and rarely what just makes sense.
Posted by Stan Collender

Here's my column from the January 29, 2008 edition of Roll Call.

Stimulus Is Get Out
Of Jail Free Card for
White House, Congress

Posted by Stan Collender

This has nothing to do with Washington, Wall Street, but it could explain a great deal about the economy.

I need to replace my garage door and automatic opener and am having an incredibly difficult time doing it.

Here's the back story.  My current door and opener are about 20 years old.  The BTW and I have tried to maintain it and have done some repairs and standard maintenance to it.  But it's not hard to tell from the noises and increasingly frequent generator failures that it's time for a replacement.

Dick Darman, RIP

27 Jan 2008
Posted by Stan Collender

I have a framed copy of the cover from October 7, 1991 National Review on the wall of my office. The cover is a cartoon version of a film noir movie that stars former OMB Director Dick Darman looking like a Sam Spade-like private detective. The headline, that is, the title of the movie, says "Dead Wrong Again."

In many ways, that cover says much about how Darman, who died last week, will be remembered.

Posted by Stan Collender
Andrew Samwick makes a strong case in today's Washington Post for why the fiscal stimulus working its way through the legislative process may well be the wrong policy.
Posted by Stan Collender

Details soon. 

 But if you liked CG&G before, you're going to love what's coming in just about a month.

(My Beautiful and Talented Wife (The BTW) is very excited.)



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