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Obama Economics

President-Elect Obama's First Big Mistake

Mark Cuban | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark Cuban

Obama's economic advisory team looks more like a semester's worth of guest speakers for an MBA class than a team that can truly help him. Entrepreneurs will lead us out of this mess. Talk to them.

It Was About Stupid, Stupid

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

Many McCain apologists have suggested that the meltdown in the stock market over the last month doomed his campaign. That assessment seems far too friendly.

Obama's Economic Plan

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

Regrettably, the road kill of Obama's reckless rhetoric and policies is not the rich taxpayer, but the entire American economy.

Barack Obama's America

Lynn Forester de Rothschild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn Forester de Rothschild

What Obama offers, in substance and in spirit, is a radical departure from the principles of the American Dream that has defined our nation over the last two centuries.

Senator McCain, Regulated Capitalism is Not Socialism

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Using the pejorative word "socialism" to describe an honorable progressive income tax is shameful in these difficult times -- and it is also just plain wrong.

Sam Stein

McCain Robocall: Obama Will Fund Special Interest Programs With Your Tax Dollars | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two readers have forwarded a new robocall from the McCain campaign, whacking Barack Obama for wanting to "spread your wealth around" so as to afford "...

Obamanomics: The Big Picture

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama understands that regulations not only protect workers, consumers, and the environment, but they are essential for the smooth functioning of our modern capitalist economy.

Thomas B. Edsall

Victory Within Grasp, Obama Faces A New Choice | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As two major developments become increasingly likely - a Democratic presidential victory on November 4 and a sustained economic crisis - Barack Obama ...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem Raises Keating Five, Rips McCain On Economy, Palin | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's most progressive members ripped John McCain on Tuesday for offering a phony populist self-portrayal in the wake of the current cri...

Sam Stein

Reid, Dems Go For McCain's Jugular | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats, going after John McCain and the GOP jugular, are launching a coordinated attack over the economy, painting the current administration as th...

Obamanomics: Obama Explains His Economic Ideology

NY Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Barack Obama prepares to accept the Democratic nomination this week, it is clear that the economic policies of the next president are going to be h...

Sam Stein

Obama Tears Into McCain For Houses Remark | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama lashed into John McCain during a campaign stop in Virginia on Thursday, ridiculing the presumptive Republican nominee for being painfully...

Obama And The End Of Reaganomics

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Kuttner

A President Obama's greatest challenge would be to reverse the ideological assumptions of the past three decades and then to use affirmative government to deliver not just economic recovery but a just and balanced economy and a revitalized democracy.

Obama And Transforming Leadership

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Kuttner

The new president will need to inspire the American people to demand enactment of bolder measures than either the Congress or Obama himself currently think necessary or possible.

Old Colleagues Recall Obama's Year In Global Finance

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama has authored two books, heralded for their poetic reflections on the conundrums of identity and the possibilities of politics. But his fi...

Jason Furman: Ex-Knife Juggler Turned Obama Econ Adviser

New York Sun | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the new economic policy director on Senator Obama's presidential bid, Jason Furman will have to juggle the competing demands of labor leaders, corp...

Sam Stein

Axelrod Exclusive: Obama Strategist Rips McCain, Defends Himself Against Lobbying Charges | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's chief strategist leveled the campaign's harshest counterattack yet over John McCain's recent rhetoric on national security issues, and ...