This is my inaugural post on the blog which I will update each day based on reactions to interesting articles and discussions in government, the press, the academic community, new and old media. It is an extraordinary time to be considering issues in economics and politics. The fallout from the asset bubble(s) inspired financial crisis of 2008 still haunt us today and the US faces challenges in the short and long term regarding the economy. I have the privilege of talking through these issues each week with students in economics at Northeastern University. In recent weeks there is another focus on the fate of the Euro and challenges in the financial sector of the EU, just in time for my class in European Politics at New England College. I hope many of you join me for this ride.