Economic policies that look like the start of a trade war are really aimed at addressing domestic economic problems.
A host of factors outside of the government’s control will likely hold back the economy for at least another year.
A slow-growing economy with little inflation can actually be the best environment for blue-chip stocks.
The economy is likely to keep improving, but slow growth could develop into chronic stagnation.
A host of special interests, from filmmakers to rum distillers, got tax breaks in last week’s fiscal cliff deal.
Social Security may not add to the deficit, but it does add to the national debt. Fortunately, it’s easy to fix this.
A misguided response to the fiscal cliff could risk a recession while doing little to solve long-term financial problems
Multiple debt markets are facing big trouble because of excessive borrowing and the Fed’s easy-money policies.
Limiting future increases in government spending will be less painful than making sudden deep cuts in current programs.
In a poll, Greeks tested highest in all of Europe for mastery of personal financial issues. Here’s what this impossible finding means
Fraud and improper payments for government programs amount to $125 billion a year. Reducing those losses substantially would avoid a lot of painful cuts.
The resolution of the Fiscal Cliff will probably no solve much, while little attention is paid to the real economic problems.