Around the country, some local economies that are heavily reliant on the federal government are already hurting because of …
Larry Summers: Government Shutdown ‘Beyond Belief’
With so many mind-bending ideas to think about, the federal shutdown and political dysfunction became the unofficial theme of this year’s Nantucket Project.
China, the U.S. and a Special Relationship in the Making: 5 Shared Economic Challenges
As President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping settle into conversation in California for the weekend, there’s talk of a new kind of G-2 alliance between the nations, and even a “grand bargain” over issues like trade, …
Please Don’t Use a ‘Best Places to Retire’ List to Decide Where to Retire
It can be confusing to make sense of the many “best places to retire” lists out there. Here’s the good news: you can ignore all of them
Um, You’ve Actually Been Able to Order 100% Legit Viagra Online for Years
Two key facts are being glossed over with this week’s big announcement from Pfizer: 1) It’s been possible to buy guaranteed authentic Viagra online for years; and 2) Pfizer isn’t really selling drugs directly to customers.
Why We’re Spending So Much on Botox, Makeup and Facelifts
Last year, Americans spent more on products and procedures to make our faces look better. The reason? Well, it may seem counterintuitive, but experts say the lackluster economy is part of the reason for our collective vanity.
Get Well Sooner—And Cheaper: Two Medical Insiders Pull Back The Curtain on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
The authors of a new book exposing major flaws in the way most doctors diagnose offer advice to improve your health—physical and financial.
Can Electronic Cigarettes Challenge Big Tobacco?
NJOY’s King is the first e-cigarette that looks (and feels and smokes) like the real thing. It’s put traditional cigarette makers on notice.
What’s Getting Cheaper – and What You’ll Pay More for – in 2013
It’s the time of year when lists are made forecasting the rise and fall of household expenses, big and small. Accordingly, it may also be time to tweak the family budget.
Four Misconceptions About Taxes and the Deficit
A misguided response to the fiscal cliff could risk a recession while doing little to solve long-term financial problems
Fixing Inflation Adjustments Is the Smart Way to Shrink the Deficit
Limiting future increases in government spending will be less painful than making sudden deep cuts in current programs.
The Best Way to Cut Government Spending: Get Really Tough on Fraud
Fraud and improper payments for government programs amount to $125 billion a year. Reducing those losses substantially would avoid a lot of painful cuts.