The US unemployment hovers around 8.2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is struggling to remain above 12,000. The message is clear: This recovery from the Great Recession is still fragile. Legislators should focus their attention on these four straightforward policy changes to help American commerce.
With no sign of a real recovery in sight, Bonner wonders who will come out the winner when the dust finally settles. Will it be the gold bugs, holding on to cash, the savvier stock traders, or perhaps, could it possibly be bonds buyers?
At a time of European debt crisis, when some see a common currency as a straightjacket, Europe must follow through and strengthen the euro. Europe must also move on political reform. One place to start: Elect the president of the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.