by Tom Churchvia Budget Matters, America Off Balance
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The recent budget deal makes it clear yet again that neither major political party in Congress is serious about controlling government spending. While the official score of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019 shows only a small effect on long-term government spending, this effect represents a permanent increase. What looked like small, temporary budget increases will in fact add $1.5 trillion to 10-year spending levels.
In a comment on Arnold Kling’s post on intersectionality today, John Alcorn writes: "A hypothesis: Ideology of intersectionality will flourish more at (residential) colleges than at the workplace, because residential colleges are structurally totalitarian institutions."
At very nearly 1000 pages – and over that number when you include the introduction, maps, family tree, acknowledgements, index, notes, photos and bibliographies of books, articles and theses – this latest biography of Britain's wartime leader is a tome of biblical proportions.
The new head of the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday that America’s trade war with China could cost the global economy around $700 billion by 2020 — a loss equivalent to the size of Switzerland’s entire economy.