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Falling Interest Rates and Government Investment

Stephen G. Cecchetti | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Stephen G. Cecchetti

To see what's happening to the trend of public funding costs, we try to remove cyclical fluctuations (which also removes the impact of most monetary policy actions) by looking at forward interest rates.

So You Want Green Energy, New Medicines and Flying Cars? You Need the Federal Government

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

What the "stagnationists" seem to forget or ignore is that over the last 30 years the federal government has been dramatically underinvesting in research and development. The U.S. ranks just eighth among OECD countries in R&D as a share of GDP.

The Skilled Worker Shortage Fallacy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

t's time to set the concept of a skilled workforce shortage aside -- unless, of course, it's applied to current status of Congress.