November 28, 2012

The Rules Have Changed to Favor Big Government

D. Malpass, Forbes

THE U.S., EUROPE AND  Japan are in financial and economic crisis, with little economic or job growth and rapidly rising spending commitments.

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TAGGED: economy


November 26, 2012
Why the Economic Recovery's Been So Weak
Robert Samuelson, WaPo
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week became the latest economist to ask why the current economic recovery has been so weak. The question has inspired a cottage industry of studies, papers and speeches with... more ››
November 24, 2012
The Illusions of Conservative Economists
Robert Solow, New Republic
JUST AS I WAS wondering how to start this review, along came the Sunday New York Times Magazinewith a short article by Adam Davidson with the title “Made in Austria: Will Friedrich von Hayek be the Tea Party’s Karl... more ››
November 27, 2012
College Students Are Losing Hope for the Future
Carl Schramm, HuffPo
Maybe it's me but in the aftermath of the presidential election I don't pick up any frisson of victory and new beginnings among my students. There seems to be a sense of more of the same - only good thing is that Romney's... more ››
November 27, 2012
Highway Spending Boosts Growth
San Francisco Federal Reserve
 Federal highway grants to states appear to boost economic activity in the short and medium term. The short-term effects appear to be due largely to increases in aggregate demand. Medium-term effects apparently reflect... more ››
November 28, 2012
It's the Economy, Not the Debt, Stupid
Carl Schramm, Forbes
Recently, using the comforting, measured and boring tones perfected by Alan Greenspan, Chairman Bernanke in a speech to the New York Economic Club observed that the best of the policy options open to us might lead us back to... more ››