The president says he wants to get rid of tax loopholes, but he's come up with a new set of them for his 2012 budget.
Entrepreneurs are minimal planners who would rather jump right in and see what works.
Will the president's 10-year budget proposal actually reduce the deficit?
The side-by-side production of corn for food and corn for ethanol raises a spatial externality issue.
He promised to lower mortgage and corporate bond rates, but quantitative easing doesn't work like magic.
Industrial production, consumer confidence, and business confidence are all in bad shape.
Poor citizens should not have to pay for programming that primarily benefits wealthier Americans.
No diet, not even a vegan one, can be low-cost, delicious, convenient, and nutritious.
External factors may be causing inflation. But when those outside forces eventually disappear, inflation will remain.
Financial aid dwindling. Rising tuition. College debt over $20,000. Financing a college education can be as hard as paying off a McMansion on an adjustable-rate mortgage. So why is Zac Bissonnette smiling? The senior art-history major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is set to graduate debt-free. "The great thing about graduating debt-free is that you have tremendous flexibility in terms of your postgraduation plans," says Mr. Bissonnette, author of "Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships or Mooching Off My Parents." "You don't have to rush out and take the highest-paying job to make your sacrifices to the almighty church of Sallie Mae." Here are six ways you, too, can trim or eliminate college debt:
With upcoming IPOs, it still isn't clear how the companies will fare against competition.
The misery index, which was popular in the 70s and 80s, has been revamped for modern times.
The coming debate over spending cuts has nothing to do with reviving the economy.
Be careful how you look at the statistics, unemployment in the construction sector has risen more than in other sectors.
It’s Valentine’s Day, and those “sexiest cars” lists are rolling in. Silly? A little, but it’s too much fun not to play along. We looked at 2011 cars that were attainable (sorry, Dr. Porsche, Jaguar, Tesla), not overly obvious (Chevy Camaro, Ford Mustang, BMW 3-series), and sporting a noticeably new look. We like the Volvo C30, but it didn’t much improve a reliably pretty fleet. I haven’t driven all these vehicles, but over several years of test-driving I did race through several of these cars’ predecessors. You can still see the skid marks. Here, in random order, are my seven hot cars for Valentine’s Day 2011: