Fed Announces End of Quantitative Easing

Last Thursday, the Federal Reserve announced the conclusion of its Large Scale Asset Purchase program, commonly known as Quantitative Easing. Quantitative Easing, or QE, is an unconventional monetary policy tool used by the Fed in response to the Great Recession. QE leaves a mixed legacy. On one hand, it boosted the American economy, reduced unemployment, and prevented a deflationary spiral. On the other hand, it exposed our economy to a number of systemic risks.

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GOP Election Prospects

Experts have estimated that the GOP is poised to take the Senate in this election. Republicans are believed to hold the upper hand in Alaska, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Colorado, and Arkansas. While the Senate elections have engaged Republican political strategists, the only uncertainty surrounding the House elections is how many seats Republicans will add to their majority. 

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The Intersection of Class and Ugliness

The last frontier for civil rights is a forgotten dead end beyond the currently fashionable “intersections of identity.” It’s something that we’ve neglected for years, something that we’re uncomfortable talking about. It’s something that causes discrimination in almost every area of a person’s life. And it’s not a choice. I’m talking, of course, about being ugly.

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