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Is There Any Help for Consumers?

Harlan Green | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Harlan Green

"It's the Consumers, Stupid," is an oft-repeated mantra being echoed currently by Internet advocates who want to keep Internet access free. But there's a more important reason to worry about consumer health

The Economics of Scraps: Why I May Vote for Mitt Romney (No, Seriously!)

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
David J. Dunn, PhD

Often, only a major crisis can make us abandon one set of beliefs and take up another. So maybe the only way to move past the economics of scraps is to make a full return to it, letting it lead us back to the precipice of 2008, and to step off into a new Great Depression.

Henry Ford's Arithmetic a Timely Reminder

Harlan Green | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Republicans have forgotten Henry Ford, have forgotten that consumers make up 70 percent of all economic activity, and cannot boost the recovery with the diminished incomes of today.

We Should Raise Corporate Taxes (Not Lower Them)

Harlan Green | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Raising corporate taxes -- or closing all the loopholes -- is a first step if we want to create a sustainable recovery, rather than more busted bubbles.

Corporate Austerity Not the Answer in 2012

Harlan Green | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

How to cure the record income inequality that has resulted from so much power going to Wall Street and the corporations? At least, let us return to the income tax brackets that brought so much prosperity to the middle class during the 1960s and 1970s. What were they?

Dear Supercommittee: "It's Consumer Spending, Stupid!"

Harlan Green | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

It isn't consumer debt, as much as the lack of income that has prevented consumers from spending enough to boost economic growth.