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Martin Feldstein

When Will Fed Raise Interest Rates?

Harlan Green | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Even former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke has been irked by right wing conservatives for doing just the thing that most conservative economists, such as Martin Feldstein, and even arch-free market theorist Milton Friedman, said was the right thing to do during recessions--inject more money into the economy.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Cornel West's Dire Warning | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.08.2012 | Business

U.S. income inequality recently reached levels not seen since the 1920s, which could put the country on the road to becoming an authoritarian state, a...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Reagan Economic Adviser Says Elderly Face Poverty Crisis | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Martin Feldstein, a former top economic adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said too many elderly Americans are trapped in poverty. "I ...

Alexander Eichler

Jay Carney: Economists Didn't Know How Bad The Recession Would Get | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.09.2011 | Business

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a surprising assertion on MSNBC Wednesday, saying that in early 2009, as Barack Obama was taking office, t...

Feldstein's Folly

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 07.10.2011 | Business
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Professor Martin Feldstein makes it sound as if Social Security is doomed to failure by demographic changes. But that's far from the case. Modest changes would assure Social Security's future -- without trimming benefits.

Economist: 'The Age Of American Predominance Is Over'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DENVER (By Mark Felsenthal): To hear a number of prominent economists tell it, it doesn't look good for the U.S. economy, not this year, not in 10 yea...

The President's Misdirected Class Warfare

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

It is not whether families earning $250,000 are paying more or less taxes that is of visceral concern. The public still feels they have been held up and the Wall Street perpetrators are laughing all the way to bank.

Surprisingly, U.S. Debt Attracts Many Buyers | Andrew Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, in three separate auctions, the U.S. Treasury offered up more government debt for sale than ever before -- $104 billion dollars worth of no...

Martin Feldstein: Wall Street Rebound Doesn't Mean Crisis Is Over

Agence France Presse | 2 Hrs 3 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FLORIANOPOLIS, Brazil (AFP) -- A few recent glimmers of economic hope emerging in the United States do not mean the global crisis is over, a top econo...

Martin Feldstein: Inflation Is Looming On America's Horizon

Financial Times | Martin Feldstein, Financial Times, 19 Apr 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US last week showed its first signs of deflation for 55 years, prompting inevitable fears of further deflation in the future. Yet the primary reas...

Reagan Aide Backs Obama On Stimulus Spending

Wall Street Journal | JUSTIN LAHART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Martin Feldstein is an unlikely Democrats' darling. The onetime presidential adviser to Ronald Reagan might even be considered the least likely advoc...

Congress Bails out Those Who Shower Before Work, but not Those who Shower After Work

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Detroit is a place where workers are unionized; Wall Street is not. And right-wing Republicans and conservative pundits have made it clear they want the union workers to suffer.