The President’s Kansas speech was the most important economic speech of his presidency in terms of connecting the dots, laying out the reasons behind our economic and political crises, and asserting a willingness to take on the powerful and the privileged that have gamed the system to their advantage.
China may be trying to shake its reputation as a "green villain"
The current debate over extending the payroll tax cut well demonstrates that policymakers often mean different things when referring to policies that “help” or “expand” the economy.
Printing your photos at home is only slightly cheaper than getting them developed at the pharmacy, but home printing is far more convenient
Inflation isn't as good for debtors as is commonly assumed, but it's unequivocally bad for creditors whose investments lose value proportionate to inflation.
The Making Work Pay tax credit was far more effective than the 2011 payroll tax cut which replaced it, and the economy could use the boost a bulked up MWP would provide
For years, Republicans have been telling us tax cuts pay for themselves by promoting growth. If they believe what they say, why should they worry about paying for a one-year extension of the payroll tax holiday?
This year’s list of the worst toys is brought to you by plastics, those bright synthetic polymers that threaten to overtake the living rooms of middle-class parents. They can be classified into three categories: those that assault our senses, those that skank-ify our daughters, and those so bizarre they deserve a spot on late-night TV. Don’t be fooled. Many of these toys make great gifts, at least for someone else’s child, ideally someone who lives out of state. Here's my list of the Top 7 worst Christmas toys for 2011:
The decision to close a business can be one of the most painful experiences an entrepreneur can face. But if you learned from the experience and can take those lessons into your next business, that is success–not a failure.
Officially, the International Monetary Fund is slated to help ease Europe's debt problems. But 20 percent of the IMF's funding comes from the US and Britain, and more money will be needed for a European bailout.
The solutions to the problems in the Eurozone are known, and they will require policymakers to do some unpopular things