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Entries by Joe Minarik from 07/2010

Social Security for Stimulus: The Trade of the Century

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Business
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If we do not resuscitate many "dead on arrival" deficit-reduction ideas as part of a larger stimulus compromise, then our economy will be "dead on arrival" -- and distressingly soon.

An Imbalanced Recovery

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Business

Before the economic and financial crisis hit with full force in 2008, we warned of the dangers of imbalances in the global economy.

The Trust Fund and the Baby Boom

| Posted 07.23.2010 | Business

Recently, I suggested a legislative deal in which repair of Social Security's finances would motivate Congress to enact economic stimulus.

"Good Debt" and "Bad Debt?"

| Posted 07.29.2010 | Politics

Borrow for "consumption," and you get "bad debt." Borrow for things that increase future economic growth, and that is "good debt." There is no "good" public debt.