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u.s. Economics

It's the Economy, Stupid.

David Russell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
David Russell

American businesses don't need to be hamstrung with restrictions on their flexibility to adapt as markets change. The historical associations of corporate sponsored health and pension benefits are an anachronism.

Robert Reich: How To Save Capitalism

The European | Martin Eiermann | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich urges us to save capitalism from its own excesses. He sat down with Martin Eiermann of the European recent...

The Keynesian Stimulus Spending Fallacy

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics
Mary Manning Cleveland

It's a truism of pop Keynesian economics that consumer spending drives the economy; if spending slows in a recession, government must make up the difference.

A Persuasive Republican Narrative Hinders Economic Recovery

Paul Heroux | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business
Paul Heroux

Excessive regulation has been called the reason the private sector isn't creating jobs, but that is a political slogan and it doesn't square up with the evidence.

Sustainable Happiness Will Require A New GDP

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

What gets measured gets managed and good managers know how to achieve results. But if we are measuring the wrong thing, then the best we can hope for is to make great strides in the wrong direction.