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No better than Enron: The finmin guide to hiding the fiscal deficit

Dec 06, 2013

No better than Enron: The finmin guide to hiding the fiscal deficit

The pension and insurance funds are carrying the can for securities issued to hide the government's budget deficits. This is a clear lack of transparency #P. Chidambaram #fiscal deficit #Subsidies #Budget deficit
Obama budget to kick start deficit-reduction talks

Apr 11, 2013

Obama budget to kick start deficit-reduction talks

The proposal, an annual attempt to identify and fund the president's policy desires, is unlikely ever to become law. #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Medicare #Healthcare #Budget deficit #Tax Boost
Why should public funds be used for Mulayam's b'day?

Nov 23, 2012

Why should public funds be used for Mulayam's b'day?

Neither Centre nor state can afford to be distributing free money as politicians' birthday gifts, but this is what they are doing. #Uttar Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #Mulayam Singh #Akhilesh Yadav #Budget deficit
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Oct 03, 2012

Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

The government's plans for disinvestment and big sales of land to fill the budget hole is another effort to use urban resources for rural freebies #Privatisation #Budget deficit #Great Firesale #Govt Land Sales

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Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Aug 20, 2014

City Hall Memo: De Blasio Encounters Rising Friction Over Liberal Expectations

Encountering the realities of pension costs, budget deficits and a scarcity of federal support, Mayor Bill de Blasio has struggled to please his supporters...
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Aug 14, 2014

Tax Revenues Still On Pace To Break Records In 2014 As Budget Deficit Shrinks

It's not your imagination: you are paying more in taxes. Taxpayers are paying more in taxes than ever as revenues for 2014 are outpacing those for 2013. The good news in all of this? The federal deficit is finally shrinking...
Chidu's firesale will rob urban wealth to buy rural votes

Aug 22, 2014

Metropolitan Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements

The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start. The Met and the International Alliance of The... #Peter Gelb #Metropolitan Opera #International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees