Topic: Herbert Hoover
The 'lame duck' Congress begins work this week. Sometimes, these post-election legislative periods are do-nothing disasters.
11/15/2010 09:31 am
Republicans have no intention of stimulating the economy. They want it to fix itself. Of course, that didn't work during the Great Depression.
11/04/2010 05:05 pm
There's a strong case to be made for battling secondary deflation – the fall in prices that can occur when people try to liquidate too much debt.
10/31/2010 03:40 pm
Robert Reich Corrections and amplifications: On Andrew Mellon, Sebastian Mallaby, and General Motors
Robert Reich responds to critiques of his columns and his latest book, Aftershock.
10/04/2010 10:05 am
Like Herbert Hoover's treasury secretary, House Minority Leader John Boehner thinks tough-love spending cuts will end the recession. It didn't work in 1929 and it won't work today. What it will do is hurt the poorest even more.
09/28/2010 04:35 pm
Government economists claim the economy would be worse without their stimulus package. We'll never know.
09/08/2010 03:07 pm
The only economic indicators not down are inventories and defaults on loans. Is the President and Congress doing enough to promote growth?
07/22/2010 11:05 am
Gallery Presidential vacations
At a time when 15 million Americans have no job at all, we should be indignant about pro athletes like LeBron James earning more than $15 million a year.
07/09/2010 12:35 pm
The message emphasized throughout the G20 Summit was to cut government deficits in half by 2013 and stabilize the ratio of dept to GDP by 2016. But at the rate we're going, is it possible?
07/01/2010 10:00 am