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Fifth day of Christmas 2020: FIVE GOLDEN RINGS!
Happy Stu Day! Some Fun Stuff for the Third Day of Christmas
On the Bailouts That Didn't Happen, Part 2: State and Local Governments
On the Bailouts That Didn't Happen, Part 1: Multiemployer Pensions
COVID Mortality Idiocies: Irrelevant Comparisons, Bad Context, and Under-estimating Deaths
New York State Climate Investing Goals: Who's On the Hook?
U.S. Mortality Trends, Long-Term and 2020, and a Video Explainer
COVID Mortality with Meep: Making Comparisons, by Age, Week, and State
Chicago Homicides Quick-Take: 2020 is as Bad as 2016, Just More Concentrated
COVID News Round-up: Suicides, Increasing Deaths, Duty to Die, and Dolly Parton
COVID Mortality with Meep: Update of Graph -- Plus Age and Sex Breakout by Week
Reading the News with Meep: Biden nominees ruffle feathers, retirement age to rise in China, and pension news roundup
COVID Mortality with Meep: The John Hopkins Post That Was Yanked
Mortality with Meep: The Sex Gap in COVID and Total Mortality
Reading the News with Meep: Pay-as-you-go Retiree Health Care, Taxing the Rich, New Jersey Debt, and More!
Joe Biden's Pick for COVID Team: Zeke Emanuel -- a Hint for Public Finance Policy?
Classic STUMP: Remember the 9th of November
Mortality with Meep: Comparing COVID-19 and 2020 Total Death Rates Against U.S. Historical Rates
Reading the News with Meep: Waiting for a bailout, NYC pension reform, Illinois finance, and more
COVID round-up: Reduced deadliness, length of immunity, second (and third) waves, and more
Mortality with Meep: Comparing COVID-19 with Historical Mortality and Prior Pandemics
Read the News with Meep: Vatican Credit Bets, Trump Taxes, Houston Pension Governance, and More!
A Contrast in COLAs: Social Security vs. Illinois
COVID Round-up: Excess Mortality, COVID Death Undercounting, Spreadsheet Errors, and More
A Fisking of Yet Another Public Pension "Explainer" and a Closer Look at Texas ERS
Reading the News with Meep: Stalled Stimulus, Illinois, MEPs, CT pension payments, and More!
COVID round-up: Current Mortality, Bad Spreadsheets, Problem with COVID testing, Longer-lasting effects from COVID, and more
Pension and Finance Round-Up: 80% Funding Myth Sighting, Junky Illinois, and more
Covid Round-Up: Nursing Homes, Mortality Rates, Herd Immunity, and More
Taxing Tuesday: Trump's Tax Returns (Supposedly)
Mortality with Meep: On increasing life expectancy and the Supreme Court
Covid Round-up: The Case of the Mysterious Missing Mortality and More
Reading the News with Meep: Illinois Pensions and Madigan, Calpers to Restrict New CIO, New Jersey Millionaire's Tax and More!
Keeping Up with Meep: Public Pensions, MEPs, Public Finance, and More
Quick Note on Actuarial Outpost and New Mortality Video
Mortality with Meep: Were COVID Deaths Grossly Overcounted?
States and Cities under Fiscal Pressure: The Tales of Woe Rev Up Again
Public Pensions Analysis: High-level Changes in Unfunded Liabilities as a Percentage of State GDP
Calpers Governance Watch: Fallout from ex-CFO Meng Resignation
Happy Labor Day! Pension Retrospective: Pension Primers, POBs, MEPs, and More!
Taxing Thursday: A Retrospective of Soda Taxes, the Amazon Tax, SALT CAP ZERO, and More!
Mortality with Meep: Retrospective on Mortality Trends (and a wee bit about COVID)
The End of an Era: Where are the 80% funding myths of yesteryear?
Mortality with Meep: U.S. Excess Deaths Related to Covid Update to August 27, 2020
Taxing Tuesday: The Money Goes Away
Public Pensions Quicktake: Pension Underfunding vs. State GDP
Taxing Tuesday: California Nuts and New York... Whatever We've Got
Public Pension Watch: California and Illinois Executive Resignations, Spiking v. California Rule, and more!
Meep Quicktake: Congressional Bailout Bill Status and Positioning
Taxing Thursday: It's Up to You, New York, New York
Mortality with Meep: On Florida COVID Deaths and Reporting Lag
Classic STUMP: Public Pensions Primer--Why Do We Pre-fund Pensions?
States and Cities under Fiscal Pressure: Bailouts, State Bankruptcy, and the Next COVID Bill
Mortality with Meep: COVID-19 Deaths and the Importance of Dates
Taxing Tuesday: Back to the Same Old
Classic STUMP: Public Pensions Primer--The Choice of Discount Rate and Return Volatility
Data Quickie: 2020 Census Affected by COVID, and Pre-COVID Population Numbers
Truth is My Highest Value
Classic STUMP: Public Pensions Primer--How Discount Rates Work
Data Quickie: 2020 U.S. Census and Likely Population Changes
Taxing Tuesday: Seattle Returns to Its Dumbass Idea of an "Amazon Tax"
Classic STUMP: Happy Bobby Bonilla Day! And Independence Day!
Private Equity in 401(k)s?
Polities Under Fiscal Pressure: Chicago and Cook County
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: Chicago Pleads, Bailouts Rationalized, and Bailouts Rejected
Thoughts on the Passing Scene: Crazy Finance, Stupid Graphs, and Questionable Spreadsheets
Happy Summer 2020!
STUMP Classics: Public Pensions "Truths" and "Myths" -- Now Exposed
States Under Fiscal Pressure: Connecticut
Public Pensions, Leverage, and Private Equity: Calpers Goes Bold
STUMP Classics: The Fiscal State of Connecticut: Totally Screwed
States Under Fiscal Pressure: New York and New York City
Defund Police Pensions: Would That Really Save a Lot of Money?
STUMP Classics: How Reliable Are Lottery Revenues?
States Under Fiscal Pressure: New Jersey
The California Rule Court Case: What Can Be Changed on Public Pensions?
Bankruptcy Followup: On Stockton, Public Pensions, and the Prisoner's Dilemma
STUMP Classics: The Many Deaths of Sean Bean
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: Would Pensions Really Have to be Cut in Bankruptcy?
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: More Reactions
Illinois Pensions: How Did We Get Here? Where Will They Go?
States Under Fiscal Pressure: Illinois
States Under Fiscal Pressure: California
MoneyPalooza Monstrosity! The Positioning for Asking for State Government Bailouts
MoneyPalooza Monstrosity! Looking at the Multiemployer Pension Provisions
MoneyPalooza Monstrosity! Looking at the SALT Cap Provisions
MoneyPalooza Monstrosity! Let's Check Out the State Aid in the $3 Trillion Bill
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: No Bailout, Yes Bankruptcy Group
Classic STUMP: Visualizing the Financial State of the States
Mortality with Meep: Visualizing Excess Deaths in the U.S.
Waiting for a Bailout: Stupid Governor Tricks, New York Edition
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: Bail Them Out With Strings Attached Contingent
STUMP Classics: What's So Bad About 80% Fundedness?
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reactions: No Pension Bailout, No State Bankruptcy Contingent
State Bankruptcy and Bailout Reaction: The News Sources and State of the States and Cities
Blast from the Past: Talking State Bankruptcies in 2011
STUMP Classics: The Fragility of Public Pensions Due To Can't-Fail Thinking
Beating Up on Illinois Dems' Brazen Bailout Request: YOU GET BANKRUPTCY
Mortality with Meep: Excess Deaths and Coronavirus
Illinois Asks for $10B(+) for Pensions -- Most Disgusting COVID-19 Bailout Yet?
Non-Taxing Non-Tuesday: A Hit to State Tax Revenues
Use Data Visualization Responsibly
Mortality with Meep: Major U.S. Mortality trends 1955-2017
Mortality with Meep: Baseline U.S. Mortality Stats for Comparison
Opera! Falstaff and Cosi fan Tutte
Know Your Models: COVID-19
Comedy Tonight! Barber of Seville!
Know Your COVID Data
Losing Money in a Volatile Market
COVID-19 excess mortality, more Defoe, and mortality good news
Public Pensions Before the Storm
Coronavirus, Bad Data, and Daniel Defoe
Opera for March 20: La Fille du Regiment!
Watch More Opera with Meep
Watch La Boheme with Meep!
How to Lose Money Quickly
Watch Free Opera! (with Meep)
Coronavirus, the Opera!
Pandemic: Coronavirus links and more
Sometimes, It's Best to Shut Up
Taxing Tuesday! And Some Extra...
STUMP on substack
Public finance, public pensions, and more!
How Not To Be A Dumbass: Media Innumeracy Edition
Multiemployer Pensions: Prior Bailout Plan's Shortcomings and State of Play
Taxing Tuesday: New York is Still Number One! Also: MORE TAXES FOR EVERYBODY!
Pandemic: Current Stats of COVID-19, Spanish Flu, and WASH YOUR HANDS
Presidential Mortality: Evaluating a Biden-Sanders Ticket