Tag Archives: Economics
The dramatically named “fiscal cliff” debate has been the focus of the media and the Washington establishment. In the ridiculous metaphor we are using to describe this debate, driving off the fiscal cliff involves cutting defense spending and Medicare by … Continue reading
Let’s take a moment and compare the two distinct reactions America had to Obama’s elections. In 2008, the morning after Obama’s election, the town of Eugene, Oregon was filled with exuberance and glee. With, seemingly, nary a Republican in sight, … Continue reading
Learn more about us debt. Get the National Debt Clock widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox! Not seeing a widget? (More info) This story should send icy slivers of fear for the future shooting through the gut … Continue reading
Throughout its history, America has faced numerous challenges of every variety, and what has kept us great as a nation is our willingness to confront those challenges head-on. But when the market crashed in 2008, America’s confidence and resilience was … Continue reading
As a society, we tend to take a short term view of problems instead of dealing with the underlying issues. Take student loans, for example… At a protest last year at New York University, students called attention to their mounting … Continue reading
The recession officially ended all the way back in 2009. Yet… Household income is down sharply since the recession ended three years ago, according to a report released Thursday, providing another sign of the stubborn weakness of the economic recovery.