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Where the Jobs Aren’t

The news isn’t good for recent college graduates.

The sheer number of kids in their 20s moving back in with mom and dad isn’t just anecdotal; going back to the class of 2006, half of them—half!—don’t have jobsMore…

President Obama meets Euro Zone leaders at G20 summit in Mexico

It Could Be a Long, Hot Summer for Obama

President Obama has caught a couple of breaks after a bad few weeks in which he lost ground to Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

Last Friday, the president announced a new immigration policy that would accomplish some of the same things … More…

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress in 2011

Four Things We Got Right and Europe Didn’t

You hear it a lot in some circles: The US is heading down the same road as Greece, a basket case of an economy with huge debt and no hope.

And if we don’t address entitlement spending—primarily Medicare and Medicaid—our … More…

Francois Hollande campaigning earlier this year.

The Other Big European Election

While everyone was focused on the  election in Greece, another European country held elections that also may have far-reaching implications.

On Sunday, France put an exclamation point on May’s victory by François Hollande in the presidential election by giving an … More…

Paul Krugman speaks in San Francisco.

Krugman Vs. Rogoff on Austerity and Growth

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman doesn’t suffer fools—or Republicans—gladly, especially if their arguments cut close to his deeply held Keynesian beliefs.

That’s why he’s engaged in brass-knuckles academic guerilla warfare with maybe the fastest rising … More…

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Americans don’t pay much attention to overseas elections and we don’t think we have much to learn from other countries– especially France.

But I believe our two presidential candidates can draw some lessons from the results of Sunday’s second round … More…

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers at Davos in 2010

Keynesians Try Another Comeback

The economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes had a brief revival after the financial crisis of 2008. Desperate politicians tried to save the global economy–and their own jobs–by launching stimulus plans to plug an “output gap,” the gaping hole that … More…

President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Gillard

A Bold New Move to Contain China

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Police fire tear gas at protesters in Athens

The End of the Welfare State

Back in 1996, just before President Bill Clinton signed a welfare reform bill, he declared: “The era of big government is over.”

The other shoe dropped a couple of weeks ago when another chastened Democratic president, Barack Obama, signed a … More…