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From Growth Compression to Reflation: The Road Ahead

Jay Pelosky | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business
Jay Pelosky

The Great Compression will give way to the Great Reflation, not next month or next quarter but at some point over the next 12 to 24 months. How this is done will make all the difference -- via beggar-thy-neighbor policies or internal, pro-growth policy implementation?

Third Quarter GDP Report: Economy Picks up a Bit, But Just a Bit

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.26.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The nation's economy expanded at an annual rate of 2 percent last quarter, according to this morning's GDP report. That's faster than last quarter's 1.3 percent and a bit above what most analysts were expecting, so that's good. But it's also just trend growth -- 2 percent is about what it takes to keep the job market pretty much where it is. I could easily write the campaign press releases: Romney/Ryan: growth too slow! Obama/Biden: 13th quarter of expansion, growth picked up from last quarter, no time to change horses (I'd add: especially when the other horse wants to run hard in the wrong direction).

Ranking President's Economic Growth Performances, 1901 to Today

Samuel H. Williamson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Samuel H. Williamson

Most of the time, presidents have limited impact on the economy. However, pundits keep comparing them, so here is a list.

My Opinion On The Governor Romney Tax Plan

Mark Cuban | Posted 12.12.2012 | Small Business
Mark Cuban

After watching interviews of Governor Romney and the debates, both Presidential and VP, I'm starting to fully get my arms around how Governor Romney works and the details of his tax plan.

Girls Rule

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Imagine what would happen if we unleashed the true potential of the average of 50 percent of the populations that are women. The economy would just take off. GDP growth would spike, and society would be more well-rounded.

7,021,836,029 and Counting

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York

Even with a soaring GDP, what is the true impact of this narrow definition of success on the planet and its people? Shouldn't the overall welfare of the people be an indicator of the state of the success of society?

Boom States 2012: North Dakota Is Doing Surprisingly Awesome

24/7 Wall St. | MICHAEL B. SAUTER and LISA NELSON | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business

In 2011, the U.S. economy grew for the second straight year, although at a slower pace than in 2010. According to figures released by the Bureau of Ec...

Why Societies Fail: The 'Other' Consequences of Debt

American Anthropological Association | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
American Anthropological Association

What will likely be absent in the inevitable debt debate before the election is any consideration of the relationship of debt to the requirement for perpetual economic growth and its role in the dramatic increase in economic inequality.

Questionable Economics From The Economist

Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Michael A. Livermore and Richard L. Revesz

The Obama administration is already on the case here, requiring agencies to come up with plans to revisit old rules and identifying outdated regulations for the chopping block. This strategy represents the most robust effort of any president to clean out cobwebs in agency rules.

Bonnie Kavoussi

It's Only Getting Worse: Economists' Latest Dire Prediction | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

"The economy that we had before the recession is gone," said Kenneth Goldstein, economist at the Conference Board. "It's not coming back." The U.S....

The Biggest Risk to the Economy in 2012, and What's the Economy for Anyway?

Robert Reich | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Tim Geithner recently said the "critical risks" facing the American economy this year were a worsening of Europe's chronic sovereign debt crisis and a rise in tensions with Iran that could stoke global oil prices. What about jobs and wages here at home?

Bonnie Kavoussi

Americans Save Less As Economic Growth Remains Sluggish And Real Wages Fall | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

At a time that the U.S. economy is struggling to pick up steam, Americans are struggling just to keep up. Over the last three months of last year,...

Less Chance Of Double Dip Recession, But 2012 Forecast Still Fairly Gloomy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.29.2011 | Business

The economy might avoid a worst-case scenario next year -- but that doesn't mean things are on track to go well. In a poll published Wednesday by C...

U.S. Economy Grew Less Than Estimated Last Quarter As Healthcare Spending Plunged

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic growth was slower than previously estimated in the third quarter on a sharp drop in healthcare spending, but stronger ...

Meanwhile, Back at the Economy...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

I know we're all up to our necks in the spectacle of the Republican candidate debates and the last gasps of the super committee, but it's the job market that matters most -- and not just jobs, but earnings.

Fed Cuts GDP Forecast, Raises Unemployment Projections

Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday slashed its forecast for economic growth, raised projections for unemployment, and suggested E...

U.S. Economy Finally Surpasses Pre-Recession Level

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

The U.S. economy is finally rising above its pre-recession level, but the growth may still not be fast enough to spur a robust recovery. After 18...

U.K.'s Brown: Without 'Global Coordination,' U.S. Could Face Decade Of High Unemployment

Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Europe and the United States could face 10 years of slow growth and high unemployment if a global solution for the euro zone debt crisis is not implem...

10 Cities With The Biggest GDP Growth In 2010

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business

For some of the country's largest cities, last year was a good one for growth. None less than the technology hub otherwise known as San Jose. Metr...

Alexander Eichler

'Essentially Stagnation': Economic Growth Slows To A Crawl | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

Two years after the official end of the Great Recession, the economy is still struggling to build momentum, and a full-fledged recovery remains a dist...

Jared Bernstein: Barack Obama Has 'Plenty' Of Economic Options

The New Republic | Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Here’s the policy reality facing the president: The economy is stuck in the mud and the American people are losing faith that policy makers can do a...

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

We May Be Out of the Woods: Banks Are Lending Again

Brian Hamilton | Posted 10.11.2011 | Business
Brian Hamilton

It looks as if the banking industry may be coming out of the woods. While this does not return the economy to pre-recessionary lending levels, it is a positive trend nonetheless.

Why Are Republicans Playing With Fire?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.05.2011 | Business
Harlan Green

The reports that 4,000 FAA employees and up to 70,000 airport construction workers narrowly escaped being laid off until Labor Day because Congress went on vacation is unbelievably true.

Jon Ward

Republican Presidential Candidates Seize On Bad Week To Pile On President Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidates used the Friday release of monthly jobs numbers -- which were better than expected -- to lambast President Obama's ...