Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Bankruptcy Of Better Place. Too Soon?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa ““This is a very sad day for all of us. We stand by the original vision as formulated by Shai Agassi of creating a green alternative that would lessen our dependence on highly … Continue reading

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How Many Jobs Can McKinsey’s 12 Technologies Create?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa McKinsey & Company’s research arm McKinsey Global Institute has produced a report about the 12 most feasible technologies with the most economic impact. The criteria for technology selection are pragmatic but McKinsey’s economic … Continue reading

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Parsing Fedspeak On QE3

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa World financial markets gyrated after the recent testimony of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. They did not like what they heard: the Fed could slow QE3 or the purchases of long-dated Treasury Securities and … Continue reading

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Is This The Economic Recovery We Want?

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Wall Street, according to a Bloomberg survey, likes Ben Bernanke. Why would it not? The punishment the Street got for the financial crisis has been a flood of money. The nation’s financiers have … Continue reading

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Benghazi Emails

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The White House released 100 pages of emails pertaining to talking points preparation for members of Congress about the Benghazi attacks. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens was determined to have most likely died of … Continue reading

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Reinhart And Rogoff v. Bernanke

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa “The nation’s unemployment rate would probably be nearly a point lower, roughly 6.5 percent, and economic growth almost two points higher this year if Washington had not cut spending and raised taxes as … Continue reading

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A Strange Kind Of Goldilocks

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa US economy is in goldilocks. The three years since 2009 have seen three programs of Quantitative Easing (QE) and each of the years 2010, 2011, and 2012 has logged an annual real growth … Continue reading

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