Are the green shoots real, or are the government economy-minders taking premature credit to dampen populist anger? Let's hope they aren't simply seeing some dandelions in the lawn and calling it springtime.
At this historic moment, the White House has determined that the best way to win the center is to tack right. But sometimes, the best way to win the center is not to move to the center, but to move the center.
I keep hearing that the economic meltdown has taken a huge toll on the stock portfolios of the rich. That's true. But the rich haven't lost nearly as much of their assets, proportionately, as everyone else.
While the New Deal was about federal agencies, the Recovery Act is about federal partnership, with states leading the charge in providing essential services to the vulnerable while jump-starting economic growth.
Many local Goodwills around the country are placing people in employment opportunities in diverse industries such as technology, healthcare, food services, banking, computer programming and manufacturing.
This is the third time that I have been through an economic event where there were groups of people who said the old methods of analysis didn't apply. As I will demonstrate, nothing could be farther from the truth.