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Four Things Romney Needs to Say and Do Now

Four Things Romney Needs to Say and Do Now

TAMPA–The pundits are weighing in on how GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will have to give the Speech of His Life Thursday night when he accepts his party’s nomination for president. They talk as if he’s actually way behind in … More…

Former President George W. Bush

The Curse of the Bush Tax Cuts

Updated July 15, 2012

It’s the summer of 2012, President George W. Bush has been out of office for 3 ½ years, and  the biggest issue of the presidential campaign is whether to keep his signature tax cuts, which were … More…

Rupert Murdoch speaks at Davos in 2009.

GOP Honchos Read Romney the Riot Act

Just a few weeks ago, President Obama’s re-election campaign appeared to be foundering. Now it’s Mitt Romney’s turn.

Since the Supreme Court’s recent decisions on immigration and health care reform, the future Republican presidential nominee has been reeling.

The … More…

Steven Rattner charts

Where the Job Growth Really Is

Steven Rattner, former investment banker and President Obama’s car czar, is a must-watch when he brings his charts to “Morning Joe,” where he serves as an economic analyst.

He brought some much-needed perspective on Monday morning, as the kerfuffle about … 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…

G8 Leaders Canada 2010

It’s a Crisis in Leadership, Too

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, the world’s leaders and central bankers acted decisively. They saved the financial system, pumped liquidity into the markets, and used Keynesian policies to jump start economies on life support.

They were bold and … More…

A politician giving a speech

The Speech About Jobs No Politician Would Make

This is a mythical speech about the economy by a mythical politician. Any relation to real political figures is purely coincidental.… More…

The Stimulus Not Taken

Ezra Klein had a thorough, well-reported piece on where the Obama stimulus package went wrong. His main point: The economic collapse was much worse than anyone realized at the time, but the stimulus package he got was the most that … More…

President George W. Bush

Who’s the Biggest Spender of Them All?

Republican leaders and presidential candidates have blasted President Obama for adding more federal debt than any president in history.

And there… More…