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It's the Housing Bubble, Stupid

Chris Ladd | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

After all that's happened in the past half-decade, why can't economists look around? The housing bubble took an extraordinary toll on American households, but economists have yet to meaningfully grapple with its impact.

... And the Poor Get Poorer

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

In the greatest economic crisis that the United States has faced since the Great Depression, the rich barely lost a nickel. But the poor definitely got poorer. And people in the middle were crushed.

An Unexpected 'Orman-Ramsey Vise' Now Squeezes Millions of Aging Americans

Pamela Yellen | Posted 10.03.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

The problem with the Orman-Ramsey theory of how term life would carry young Americans to their old age, is that it differs quite markedly from reality.

How About the Consumer Financial Education Agency

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Randel

We do not need more federally-mandated documents and protocols adding time and cost to the lending world (already a bit anemic).

Krugman: There Has Been Basically No Wealth Creation In America Since 2000

nytimes.com | PAUL KRUGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week the Federal Reserve released the results of the latest Survey of Consumer Finances, a triennial report on the assets and liabilities of Amer...