Krugman thinks we should tackle the debt and deficit problem later, when the economy is on more solid footing. He points to record-low interest rates as a sign that the world is still willing to lend us as much money as we want, practically for noth…
Germans Question Contract
France to Sell Frigates to Greece in Controversial Deal
Berlin is unhappy about a weapons deal in which France plans to supply warships to highly indebted Greece free of charge for the first five years, and a…
October 4, 2011, 6:00 am
Misrepresentations, Regulations and Jobs
By BRUCE BARTLETT
Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul.
Japan’s lost decade: still a risk for U.S. conomy
On Monday September 19, 2011, 10:59 am
By Steven C. Johnson
NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the U.S. conomy slouches toward another recession and confidence in policymakers erodes, investors are coming to gri…
Riddle: When is profligate government spending not a crime against the American public?
Answer: When it’s done in a GOP freshman’s district.
Ron Nixon of The New York Times catches some alleged spending-hawks in a fine bit of hypocrisy, trying to …
August 17, 2011
Cuts in Health Care May Undermine Role in Labor Market
By REED ABELSON and KATIE THOMAS
Even during months of stubborn unemployment, the health care industry has provided a solid underpinning, reliably adding jobs in an otherwise disma…
Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital is not too pleased with the Fed’s change of policy:
“Ultra-low interest rates are among the biggest impediments currently preventing genuine economic growth in the U.S. economy. By committing to keeping them near…
August 4, 2011
Time to Say It: Double Dip Recession May Be Happening
By FLOYD NORRIS
Double dip may be back.
It has been three decades since the United States suffered a recession that followed on the heels of the previous one. But it could be happen…
Editorial: A jobs idea that has already failed.
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Jun 23, 2011 @ 08:10 AM
Americans are desperate for jobs, and Washington is desperately in need of ideas for creating them. Republicans are consumed with re…
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