Topic: Benjamin Friedman
The recent Republican plan to offset hurricane relief through budget cuts reflects an outmoded 'scarcity doctrine' that invites limitation in society. Applying a loaves-and-fishes 'abundance model' does the opposite. A small liberal arts college in North Carolina shows why.
09/28/2011 03:40 pm
UPDATE: No net growth in new jobs in August kept the US unemployment rate at 9.1 percent. Six reasons the country is struggling to put people to work – and why it may not last.
09/02/2011 09:02 am
Aircraft carriers: The floating fortresses became the backbone of U.S. sea power after WWII, projecting military might around the world in crises and in conflicts such as Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
05/10/2011 01:29 pm
Tea party-backed GOP freshmen are eyeing the Pentagon – which remains the largest single spender of government dollars. Do they have the clout to target even cherished GOP priorities?
01/25/2011 07:28 pm
Bankers from Lehman Brothers to Ireland and beyond are increasingly unpopular, but that hasn't impacted their salaries much.
12/30/2010 03:52 pm
President Obama's deficit commission says the national debt requires urgent action. But economists are split on that basic premise.
12/03/2010 03:46 pm
On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue.
10/13/2010 07:48 pm
Obama's stimulus plan has elicited strong opinions from both critics and supporters. So who is right?
10/06/2009 01:00 am
Presidential policies aim to tackle average Americans’ widening insecurity.
12/24/2008 12:00 am
Massive state-building efforts are not a good use of tax dollars.
04/03/2008 01:00 am