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7 Great Books By Economists

Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There's a major panel discussion going on today in Washington, D.C. called "The Next Stage," in which economists are coming together to discuss the pr...

Saving Christmas From the Economists

Neil K. Shenai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neil K. Shenai

There is no reason to believe that Christmas is any less worthwhile on an economic basis than a religious, familial, or societal one.

Why Ben Bernanke Should Not be Confirmed, and the Fed Should Keep its Autonomy

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

One of the casualties of this crisis is the capacity of economists to read the signs and launch warning signals. While Ben Bernanke understands economics and numbers, he lacks the necessary instincts.

Hiring Tax Credit: Support Builds For Proposal Rewarding Employers For Hiring, More Hours | Catherine Rampell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The idea of a tax credit for companies that create new jobs, something the federal government has not tried since the 1970s, is gaining support among ...

The Housing Bubble Has Popped, but if We Don't Pop the Denial Bubble Another Financial Crisis Awaits

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Reform the financial system. Let's pop the bubble of denial, face reality, and create a financial system that is safe, accountable and treats all Americans fairly.

Author Predicted Current Economic Crisis, Now Predicts The Next Wave

Reuters | Kevin Plumberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

After predicting in his 2003 book "The Dollar Crisis" that the U.S. property bubble would trigger a global recession, Duncan's new book argues that go...

Economic Crisis Compels Economists To Reach For New Paradigm

Wall Street Journal | MARK WHITEHOUSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The pain of the financial crisis has economists striving to understand precisely why it happened and how to prevent a repeat. For that task, John Gean...

Experts: Even With Reform, Health Care Insurers Will Likely Discriminate

The Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Any health-care overhaul that Congress and President Obama enact is likely to have as its centerpiece a fundamental reform: Insurers would not be allo...

Capitalism: Never Enough?

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

The epidemic of designer stores is symptomatic of the buying binge we've been on for the last half-century.

The Great Disconnect

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

The elite professional strata most responsible for shaping our political and economic discourse have grown richer and are increasingly articulating a worldview justifying their privileged position.

Krugman: How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard to believe now, but not long ago economists were congratulating themselves over the success of their field. Those successes -- or so they be...

GDP Declines 1 Percent In 2Q, Better Than Expected

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 p...

Economists Call For Bernanke To Stay, Say Recession Is Over: Survey

Wall Street Journal | Phil Izzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists are nearly unanimous that Ben Bernanke should be reappointed to another term as Federal Reserve chairman, and they said there is a 71% chan...

Newsweek: The Recession Is Over! But Not for You | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Irrational exuberance, it's not. But even stagnation would be an improvement over recent history. The U.S. economy shrank at nearly a 6 percent annual...

Does Economics Have a Future?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

This week the Economist offered a spirited defense of the profession for which it is named.

Is The Third Time The Charm?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The dismal unemployment report released last week inspired renewed interest in a second economic stimulus, and economists, from Krugman to Feldstein, have led the charge for another injection.

Prophets Of Doom: 14 Who Take Issue With Obama's Economic Policies (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business has identified 14 economists, bloggers, politicians and businesspeople who have been the most consistent critics of President Obama's financ...

Economics for Pessimist Dummies

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Today come reports that the gloom and doom peddlers are still at it, looking a gift market in the mouth. The S&P is showing a heartbeat lately. But wait a minute, they say. We're not out of this yet.

If We Stop Listening To Idiots, Maybe We Won't Be So Shocked By The News Anymore

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Boyce

Time and time again, over the past 24 months, we have heard rosy reports of future happiness from this oracles of error that have been proven time and time again to be laughably wrong.

The Fiscal Stimulus Will Pay For Itself

Ann Pettifor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ann Pettifor

It is simply wrong to suggest that the fiscal stimulus "will cripple us long-term." It will not. The fiscal stimulus will pay for itself -- here's how.

Economists Agree: Pass Stimulus Package Immediately

Washington Post | Steven Mufson and Lori Montgomery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While economists remain divided on the role of government generally, an overwhelming number from both parties are saying that a government stimulus pa...

Lessons from the Losers -- How Not to Cave

Matt Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Stewart

It's essential to draw a distinction between rigidly opposing a terrible idea and opposing good one. The Iraq War is a terrible idea based on a lie. By turn, the stimulus package is a pretty good one.

Republicans in the House Are Behaving Like the Collapse of Bush's Policies Never Happened

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

While Republicans are free to oppose Obama's solutions to the financial mess if they think they have better ideas, merely advocating the old failed policies should not be tolerated.

Our Economy: The Headless Chicken

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Like a chicken without its head, I believe it may be possible that our economy is in the phase where the thing is just standing there in shocked stasis, preparing to keel over.

With Crisis Comes The Opportunity Of Accelerated Social Change

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

Paul Krugman: Don't underestimate the influence of people who can treat a congressman to luxurious dinners.