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When Chicken Little Comes Home to Roost: Why Many Americans Aren't Concerned About a National Debt Default

Adam Levin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Politics
Adam Levin

Between this budget showdown and that sequester, the last debt ceiling fight and the more recent government shutdown, the majority of Americans found themselves, at best, inconvenienced. Why, they must be thinking, is this any different? What's the big deal?

$1 Billion That Nobody Wants

NPR | Robert Benincasa and David Kestenbaum | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

Politicians in Washington hardly let a few minutes go by without mentioning how broke the government is. So, it's a little surprising that they've cre...

Peter S. Goodman

Long-Term Deficit Fears, Short-Term Pain | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sample the rhetoric spewing out of Washington and saturating the media and you could come away with the idea that the United States is about to spend ...

America Digs Faster Into Debt Hole

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

Financial media and main stream economists only focus on consumers. For some reason they fail to understand or acknowledge that borrowing done by either households or government is virtually the same thing.

The Connection Between Deficits And Foreign Policy

Michael Mandelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Mandelbaum

As our fiscal problems become more connected to our foreign policy, China will discover that there is one thing worse than an America that is too strong: a cash-strapped America that is too weak.

Minnesota Woman Thrown In JAIL Over $250 Debt | Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

No one had an answer. Uhlmeyer spent a sleepless night in a frigid Anoka County holding cell, her hands tucked under her armpits for warmth. Then, han...

America Cowed: Are We Too Frightened to Forge Our Future?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

As we remain mired in two costly and endless wars, and emerge from the Great Recession, the timorous have taken control. Our national debt is far lower a burden than it was after World War II, but our deficit in confidence is far higher.

The Road From Ruin: Wake Up, You Can Fix This Financial Mess

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Bishop

Obama called for innovation and that's what it will take to fix this broken system, so where are the big new ideas about building a financial sector that can support real job and wealth creation rather than the phantom growth?

Interview With Max Keiser: China and Russia Don't Want to Finance American Debt Anymore

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

Finance critic Max Kesier says China and Russia are interested in collapsing the US economy by rejecting the dollar.

The Mind-Boggling Trillion Dollar Bailout: A Q&A With Finance Writer Max Wolff

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zack Exley

"We just went from Free Fall to Free Lunch. It turns out free markets are the greatest system on earth, but only when they go up. Market discipline is for low-income people and homeowners."