Thank the financial crisis for today’s partisan politics

A Bernie Sanders supporter and a Donald Trump supporter fight each other in a "Rock 'em Sock 'em" game
The historian Joseph J. Ellis describes the early days of the United States as “a decade-long shouting match” characterized by “shrill, accusatory rhetoric, flamboyant displays of ideological intransigence, intense personal rivalry, and hyperbolic claims of imminent catastrophe.”

One way to predict economic slumps

In a 2008 visit to the London School of Economics, Queen Elizabeth famously asked economists why no one had predicted the onset of the financial crisis then afflicting the global economy.