Accepting the new normal for federal appointments, President Obama should boldly use his recess commissioning authority, even while fighting daily for traditional Senate confirmations.
It is positively flabbergasting to observe otherwise intelligent and knowledgeable economists swallow the political pablum that raising taxes in a recession inevitably chokes a recovery.
You may very well find some unpleasant new fee in a banking statement this year. But it will have nothing to do with new consumer protections, regardless of what CNBC anchors tell you.
John Carney's New York Times op-ed piece is a tour de force, a paean to nonsensical thinking. He ignores the Fannie and Freddie of the real world. Instead, he goes after the Fannie and Freddie that exist only in his imagination.
CNBC put together a special panel on "Restoring Trust in Business." Interestingly, there was consensus on the panel about how to restore trust in business: It's the government's fault.
Today, CNBC named The Lone Star State America's Top State for Business in 2010. We topped Virginia, who won last year. But, a look at where we stand in other areas leaves me feeling underwhelmed about this victory.
Irony reached new heights in the video game industry this week. On Monday CNBC published interviews with various game industry executives about the prospect of the Supreme Court curbing the sale of violent video games.
Are you still unemployed? Obviously it is because you are lazy. At least, many members of Congress think so, anyway.
The real scandal of the entire bailout mess was how money was funneled through AIG to pay "counterparties" like Goldman Sachs 100 cents on the dollar.
I was impressed with NBC's Green is Universal initiatives, but the best part was meeting Jimmy Fallon -- who not only told us about how he greened his studio, but sang to me about recycling!
A great teacher will passionately help you discover the ability you have inside yourself and help you culture that pearl, so that your feelings and intellect become your allies.
One of the paradoxes of a free and democratic society is that it only takes a few committed and fanatical people to screw up the system for every one.
Everyone wants to be close to success, and to have success. But what is success? How do you get it, and how do you keep it? And how do you survive and thrive when your world is falling apart around you?
We know that prostitution will probably never go away -- and some women freely choose this option, derive great satisfaction from it, and feel significantly empowered by what they do. Are they wrong?
A firm's failure should not matter to anyone but its management, employees, shareholders and creditors. But better regulation will not suffice for us to fix this. Only breaking up the big banks will work.
CNBC acts as if over-borrowing by U.S. consumers created a global financial crisis. This myth protects Wall Street banks.