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Economic Plans

The Real Campaign Issue: Who Will Suffer the Pain

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Robert K. Lifton

As the presidential campaign roles into high gear, both candidates continue to avoid the real question that they should be placing before the American people in this election.

Studies Cast Doubt On GOP Candidates' Plans For Economy, Housing

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Key proposals from the Republican presidential candidates might make for good campaign fodder. But independent analyses raise serious qu...

Avoiding the Wrong Goals

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Self-deception is such a powerful force in our lives that we cannot guarantee, even if we do spot it in action, that we'll be able to resist its subtle lure.

Obama and Volcker: Economic Solutions, Good; Summers and Geithner: Financial Solutions, Not Good.

Saskia Sassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Saskia Sassen

The shadow banking system is not illegal or clandestine. It is in the open, but it has thrived on the opaqueness of the investment instruments, facilitated by their complexity.

What Americans Can Do to Avoid a Depression

Dennis Paulaha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis Paulaha

Saving people's homes while increasing consumer spending and solving the financial industry's credit crunch will stimulate the economy.

Sustainable Investing and the Financial Crisis: How Long-Term Investing Can Replace Short-Term Bubbles

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

The immediate financial crisis obviously requires that the first order of business is to get credit flowing again and stimulate spending.

A Video Letter from the Nation's Mayors to Obama and McCain

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio all face midyear FY2009 budget gaps and city governments are increasingly pessimistic about their economic health.

The Best Economic Attack Obama isn't Using Against McCain

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

It is Obama who needs to be taking a hatchet to this idea in TV ads. The vast majority of the American people, especially independents, do not support most of McCain's suggested cuts.

Economist Jared Bernstein Crunches The Candidates

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

The current economic meltdown can be traced to McCain's financial adviser. McCain wants to further deregulate capital markets and cut taxes. McCain-onomics are Bush-onomics, but more so.