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Economics as Science

Caroline Blaum wrote a recent piece for Bloomberg arguing that economists should stop pretending to be scientists. Or, rather, that they should acknowledge that what they practice isn’t science. If science means accruing knowledge through experiment-based discovery, economics (or at … Continue reading

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The Rational Actor

Last night I had the opportunity to hear Greg Ip, US Economics Editor of The Economist, speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He had some great insights on the current state of the US economy and what that … Continue reading

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“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.” – Jim Rohn “Remember the fallback plan: if you’re not sure of the next step, start by helping people and creating … Continue reading

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Tour Recap

First of all, thank you to all of you who came out in Chicago, Boston, and New York to support us and help to raise money against homelessness and insecurity in your community. Thanks to you, we raised nearly $7,000 … Continue reading

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January Tour Dates!

The Bull and the Bear are taking Recession Sessions on tour this month! For each show, we are proud to partner with and raise money for a different local organization making a real difference in its community. Please join us … Continue reading

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Berlusconi Steps Down

The NY Times describes a great scene from this past Saturday: An impromptu orchestra and choir gathered outside the presidential palace, where Mr. Berlusconi resigned, playing the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s “Messiah.” Hundreds of spectators gathered outside, shouting “buffoon” and … Continue reading

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Hear Us On Morning Edition

NPR’s Morning Edition aired a segment featuring The Bull and the Bear’s Recession Sessions this morning. Give it a listen! ‘Recession Sessions’ Reflects Economic Chill Songs excerpted or mentioned: Central Banker’s Dilemma Main Street Venting Blues QE2 Our Love Is … Continue reading

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Today I headed down to LaSalle St, center of Chicago’s financial activity, to see the OccupyWallSt presence in Chicago and see what I could learn about them. There were probably a hundred people chanting, banging on drums, and holding various … Continue reading

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Today was Day 13 of the Occupy Wall Steet protests. Thousands have taken part, including several famous faces. What do they want? According to their website: Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and … Continue reading

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New! Recession Sessions T-Shirt!

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