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Government Spending Boosts Q3 Economic Growth

Harlan Green | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We can now say we have the goldilocks economy that prevailed through the 1990's -- not too hot or too cold -- that should boost economic growth for years to come, if Congress can be ignored.

We Need Some Inflation!

Harlan Green | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Maybe raising the Fed's inflation target would encourage more demand and rising incomes, or are we as traumatized by the 1970s era of stagflation as the German's were in the 1920s?

Wisconsin's Painful Austerity Lesson

Harlan Green | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

Wisconsin has fallen to the bottom of states in job creation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

How Did We Reduce World War II Debt?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

There is a productive way to pay down the federal and consumer debt loads, instead of the austerity policies currently in vogue both here and in Europ...

Why the United States Is Not Greece or Italy -- and Shouldn't Act Like It

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.15.2012 | World
Robert Creamer

The GOP claims that "our debt has put us on the same path as Greece." To see just how wrong this is, look at the difference in what the U.S. government is paying to borrow money today, and the rates being charged to Greece and Italy.

An Insidious Threat to the Occupy Movement

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

On the face of it there is nothing wrong with the Democratic Party expressing support for the protesters. In light of their actual economic policies, however, that support can be characterized only as hypocritical.