The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy.
The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of other cities is how to strike back against the nation’s almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth, and political power in the top 1…
I love when I can just let smarter people than myself make the arguments.
Ron Paul’s newly-unveiled economic plan – promising to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in year one (presumably that means 2013) – is only slightly more ambitious than what we’re hearing from other Republican candidates. They’re all calling for major spending cuts starting as soon as…
I’d love to hear the flip sides to his arguments. Though, I can’t imagine they’d ring true. Sidenote: I’d like to get off of this political wave I’m on, but nothing seems more interesting lately. -Waveybrain
Robert Reich certainly knows more than I do about economics (and politics). Here’s his analysis of how close we are to another big economic blow. -Waveybrain
Today Ben Bernanke added his voice to those who are worried about Europe’s debt crisis.
But why exactly should America be so concerned? Yes, we export to Europe – but those exports aren’t going to dry up. And in any event, they’re tiny compared to the size of the U.S. economy.
If you want the…
Good commentary about why our faith in government has slipped according to Robert Reich. On his closing remarks I have to stop and think. I’d have to fess up to being cynical about the idea that government can-or actually, cares enough to help those who are disadvantaged or need it the most. I’ve mostly seen targeted actions that are geared toward “special interests” (whatever that actually means). It seems no matter who is in control they only care about being re-elected or stimulating nerve endings that hint at growth potential regardless of whether they are for the common good. He blames Republicans. I blame greedy politicians and whomever lobbies them to going off the rails. -Waveybrain
According to the latest ABC New/Washington Post poll, 77 percent of Americans say they “feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track” in this country. That’s the highest percentage since January, 2009.
No surprise. The economy is almost as rotten now as it was two years ago….
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Perry and Romney can duke it out over who created the most jobs, but governors have as much influence over job growth in their states as roosters do over sunrises.
States don’t have their own monetary policies so they can’t lower interest rates to spur job growth. They can’t spur demand through…